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The United States of America, also referred to in short form as the United States, the USA, and colloquially as America, is a country in North America that extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, and shares land borders with ► Canada (including ► Quebec) and ► Mexico. To the west of Alaska lies ► Russia, to the south and east of Florida ► Cuba, the ► Bahamas and ► Bermuda are located. The United States is a federal constitutional republic, with its capital in Washington, D.C. It consists of fifty individual states and a number of territories and other federally administered areas. At over 3.7 million square miles (over 9.6 million km²), the United States is the third largest country by total area. It is the world's third most populous nation, with over 300 million people.
Asssociated commonwealths are the ► Northern Mariana Islands and ► Puerto Rico, other organized unincorporated territories are ► Guam and the ► United States Virgin Islands. The unorganized unincorpated territory with self-government is ► American Samoa. The unincorporated unorganized territories are ► Baker Island, ► Howland Island, ► Jarvis Island, ► Johnston Atoll, ► Kingman Reef, ► Midway Atoll, ► Navassa Island, ► Wake Island and the incorporated unorganized territory is ► Palmyra Atoll. The United States have the ► Guantanamo Bay Naval base on ► Cuba. ► Palau, the ► Marshall Islands, and ► Micronesia are freely associated with the United States. Maritime borders are shared with ► Japan and the ► Philippines.

Main minority languages Español: Estados Unidos de América Los Estados Unidos de América es un país de América del Norte conformado por una federación de 50 estados y un distrito federal. También tiene varios territorios dependientes ubicados en Antillas y Oceanía. Su forma de gobierno es la de una república presidencialista y federal. Cuarenta y ocho de los estados están en la región entre Canadá y México. A estos estados se les llama, más o menos formalmente, los Estados Unidos continentales o contiguos y en ocasiones los 48 de abajo. Alaska está en la zona noroeste de América del Norte, separada de los otros estados por el territorio canadiense de Columbia Británica. El archipiélago de Hawaii, el estado número 50, se ubica en el Océano Pacífico. La capital federal, Washington, se sitúa en el Distrito de Columbia, entre los estados de Maryland al norte y Virginia al sur.

Chinese: 美利堅合眾國 - 美利堅合眾國 通稱美国,旧称花旗国,是位於北美洲的聯邦共和制國家,也是世界上最為悠久的共和立憲制國家。美国本土东濒大西洋,西临太平洋,北靠加拿大,南接墨西哥及墨西哥湾。首都為华盛顿哥伦比亚特区。

Tagalog: Estados Unidos ng Amerika - Ang Mga Nagkakaisang Estado ng Amerika na mas kilala sa pangalang Estados Unidos ng Amerika ay isang republikang pederal na mayroong limampung estado. Karaniwang tinatawag na “Amerikano” ang mga mamamayan nito.

ᜆᜄᜎᜓᜄ᜔: ᜁᜐ᜔ᜆᜇᜓᜐ᜔ ᜂᜈᜒᜇᜓᜐ᜔ ᜈᜅ᜔ ᜀᜋᜒᜍᜒᜃ - ᜀᜅ᜔ ᜋᜅ ᜈᜄ᜔ᜃᜃᜁᜐᜅ᜔ ᜁᜐ᜔ᜆᜇᜓ ᜈᜅ᜔ ᜀᜋᜒᜍᜒᜃ ᜈ ᜋᜐ᜔ ᜃᜒᜎᜎ ᜐ ᜉᜅᜎᜅ᜔ ᜁᜐ᜔ᜆᜇᜓᜐ᜔ ᜂᜈᜒᜇᜓᜐ᜔ ᜈᜅ᜔ ᜀᜋᜒᜍᜒᜃ ᜀᜌ᜔ ᜁᜐᜅ᜔ ᜍᜒᜉᜓᜊᜎᜒᜃᜅ᜔ ᜉᜒᜇᜒᜍᜎ᜔ ᜈ ᜋᜌ᜔ᜍᜓᜂᜅ᜔ ᜎᜒᜋᜅ᜔ᜉᜓᜅ᜔ ᜁᜐ᜔ᜆᜇᜓ᜶ ᜃᜍᜈᜒᜏᜅ᜔ ᜆᜒᜈᜆᜏᜄ᜔ ᜈ “ᜀᜋᜒᜍᜒᜃᜈᜓ” ᜀᜅ᜔ ᜋᜅ ᜋᜋᜋᜌᜈ᜔ ᜈᜒᜆᜓ᜶

French: États-Unis d'Amérique - Les États-Unis d'Amérique sont une fédération constituée de cinquante États (représentés par les cinquante étoiles du drapeau) situés en Amérique du Nord et dans l'océan Pacifique. Quarante-huit de ces cinquante États sont situés au sud du Canada et au nord du Mexique. L'Alaska est située à l'ouest du Canada. Hawaii est dans l'océan Pacifique, à 3 900 km au sud-ouest de la Californie. Washington, D.C., est la capitale fédérale du pays, avec un statut spécial (ce n'est pas un État et le district n'est pas non plus membre d'un État fédéré). D'autres territoires ont des statuts spécifiques, notamment des États (anciennes colonies) qui ne sont pas membres de droit de la fédération, mais qui sont en pratique intégrés : les Samoa américaines, Guam, les îles Mariannes du Nord, Porto Rico et les îles Vierges américaines.

German: Verenigte Staaten von Amerika - Die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika sind eine Bundesrepublik in Nordamerika. Das Land nimmt rund die Hälfte der Landmasse des Kontinents ein und ist der flächenmäßig drittgrößte Staat der Erde.

Italian: Stati Uniti d'America - Gli Stati Uniti d'America sono una repubblica federale con sistema rappresentativo dell'America settentrionale composta da 50 stati e un distretto federale (Washington, D.C.). Gli Stati Uniti confinano a nord con il Canada e a sud con il Messico, mentre ad est e ad ovest sono bagnati rispettivamente dall'oceano Atlantico e dall'oceano Pacifico. Le acque territoriali dell'Alaska - lo stato più vasto - confinano con la Russia (Stretto di Bering). Lo stato delle Hawaii è formato da un arcipelago localizzato nel centro dell'oceano Pacifico. Il paese possiede anche alcuni territori e zone insulari, sparsi tra il mar dei Caraibi e il Pacifico.

Hawaiian: ʻAmelika Hui Pū ʻia


Short name  United States
Official  name United States of America
Status Independent country since 1776 (recognized 1783). Permanent Member of the UN Security Council.
Location North America
Capital Washington DC
Population 301,348,000 inhabitants
Area 9,631,420 km²
Major  languages English (de facto official), Spanish and other minority languages
Major  religions Protestantism, Roman Catholicism
More information United States, Geography of the United States, History of the United States and Politics of the United States
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Contents

Maps

General maps

Map of the United States
Map of the United States
Map of the United States
Topographical map of the United States
Administrative divisions of the United States
States of the US
US states and their capitals
States
Census Regions and Divisions of United States
Elevation map

States

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day the United States, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day the United States.

Colonial period

The 1606 grants by James I to the London and Plymouth companies.
New Sweden 1650
New Netherland and New Sweden 1650
New Netherland
New England Confederation 1643
Colonial North America 1689-1783
The Seven Years' War in North America
Pontiac's War
Thirteen Colonies
Thirteen Colonies in 1775
Spanish colonies in North America (New Spain)

Territorial development of the United States

USA territorial growth 1810-1920 (This map is animated.)
Territorial Acquisitions of the United States
USA territorial acquisitions map

From independence to civil war

Tecumseh War 1811

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State cessions 1782-1802
Sabine Free State 1808-1819
Oregon country 1818-1846
Oregon border dispute
Adams-Onís Treaty

Civil War

Animated map of secession, Civil War and re-admission
Status of the states 1861:
   States that seceded before April 15, 1861
   States that seceded after April 15, 1861
   Union states that permitted slavery
   Union states that forbade slavery
   Territories
Map of the United States in 1864, showing the division during the Civil War.
   Union states, including those admitted during the war
   Union states that permitted slavery
   Confederate States
   Territories
State and territory boundaries, 1864-5:
   Union territories
   Union border states that permitted slavery
   Kansas, which entered the Union as a free state after the Bleeding Kansas crisis
   Confederate claimed and sometimes held territories
Battles of the Civil War
Confederate States of America 1861-1865
Indian reservations

After the Civil War

Overseas territories
US States by date of statehood
US States by date of statehood
US States by date of statehood

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

Il designo del discoperto della Nova Franza by Paolo Forlani, ca. 1566
Map of New France by Samuel de Champlain, 1612
New Netherland 1614
New Netherland and New England 1642
New Netherland 1685
America 1733

Population maps

Population density
States by population
States by population density
Cities
Cities
Cities

Ethnic and linguistic maps

Native Americans in the United States
Native Americans
Early Indian languages
Early Indian languages (Alaska)
Ancestry by country
Chinese Ancestry
Black density
Asian density
English as official language
English language spread in the United States
French language spread in the United States
Distribution de la langue française aux États-unis
Italian language spread in the United States
Welsh language spread in the United States
Dutch language spread in the United States
German language spread in the United States
Swedish language spread in the United States
Svenska språkets spridning i USA
Spanish language spread in the United States
Russian language spread in the United States
Finnish language spread in the United States
Tagalog language spread in the United States
Chamorro language spread in the United States

Religion maps

Jewish population
Jewish congregations
Roman Catholic dioceses


Legal and political maps

Electoral map
Courts of Appeals and District courts
Death Penalty
Abortion legislation
Pre-Abortion counselling legislation
Abortion legislation, mandatory waiting period laws
Highest median household income
Median household income change
Counties with the lowest median household income in 2000
Counties with the lowest pro capita income in 2000
States without income tax
States without income tax on wages
Position of the trade unions
Minimum wage legislation
Sodomy laws
Cannabis laws


Various maps

State name etymologies
Time zones
Rivers and lakes in the US
Average precipitation
Federally protected marine areas (National Marine Sanctuaries)


Notes and references

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