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USA Flag Located mainly in the North American continent, the United States of America (USA) is either the 3rd of 4th largest country in the world of total land area (after Russia, Canada and possibly China, depending on how territories disputed between China and India are counted). Most of the country's territory lies in a contiguous region known as the "48 contiguous states" which stretches between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, and which is bordered to the North by Canada and to the South by Mexico. Other US territory also includes Alaska, which lies in the Northwest of the North American continent, and is also bordered by Canada, as well as thee state of Hawaii, which is an island group in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, plus 14 territorities and insular areas (including American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands) which are various islands or island-groups scattered across the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

As of 2007, the United States had an estimated population of 302,552,000, including about 12 million illegal or unauthorized immigrants. Currently the USA is the third most populous country in the world (after China and India), and further population growth is expected as a result of the combination of both a relatively high birth rate and continuing immigrating from China, India, Mexico, and the Philippines.

Comfortably over four fifths of the US population lives in one of the country's many metropolitan areas. There are over two hundred incorporated places with populations over 100,000, nine cities with populations of over 1 million, and four cities (Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and New York) with populations of over 2 million. The capital of the United States is Washington D.C., which although a relatively small city with a population of just under 600,000 in the city itself, is surrounded by a large metropolitan area which is home to about 8 million people in total.

Map of the USA

The United States has one of the largest and most successful economies on the world. Based around capitalist principles and free markets, the US has the largest national GDP in the world, as well as one of the highest GDPs per capita (8th highest in nominal terms, and 4th highest in purchasing power parity). In fact, the US GDP is so large, that it is, on most measures, slightly larger than the entire combined GDP of all the countries of the European Union. The US is also the world's largest importer of goods, and the second largest exporter

United States Country Details


Country Name The USA

Also Known As

The United States
Political Status Country
Geographic Location North America
Flag United States Flag
Principal Language English
Capital Washington DC
Major Towns/Cities
  • Abilene
  • Akron
  • Albuquerque
  • Alexandria
  • Allentown
  • Amarillo
  • Anaheim
  • Anchorage
  • Ann Arbor
  • Antioch
  • Arlington
  • Arvada
  • Athens
  • Atlanta
  • Augusta
  • Aurora (in Colorado)
  • Aurora (in Illinois)
  • Austin
  • Bakersfield
  • Baltimore
  • Baton Rouge
  • Beaumont
  • Bellevue
  • Berkeley
  • Billings
  • Birmingham
  • Boise
  • Boston
  • Bridgeport
  • Brownsville
  • Buffalo
  • Burbank
  • Cambridge
  • Cape Coral
  • Carrollton
  • Cary
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Chandler
  • Charleston
  • Charlotte
  • Chattanooga
  • Chesapeake
  • Chicago
  • Chula Vista
  • Cincinnati
  • Clarksville
  • Clearwater
  • Cleveland
  • Colorado Springs
  • Columbia
  • Columbus
  • Concord
  • Coral Springs
  • Corona
  • Corpus Christi
  • Costa Mesa
  • Dallas
  • Daly City
  • Dayton
  • Denton
  • Denver
  • Des Moines
  • Detroit
  • Downey
  • Durham
  • El Monte
  • El Paso
  • Elgin
  • Elizabeth
  • Elk Grove
  • Erie
  • Escondido
  • Eugene
  • Evansville
  • Fairfield
  • Fayetteville
  • Flint
  • Fontana
  • Fort Collins
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Wayne
  • Fort Worth
  • Fremont
  • Fresno
  • Fullerton
  • Gainesville
  • Garden Grove
  • Garland
  • Gilbert
  • Glendale (in Arizona)
  • Glendale (in California)
  • Grand Prairie
  • Grand Rapids
  • Green Bay
  • Greensboro
  • Hampton
  • Hartford
  • Hayward
  • Henderson
  • Hialeah
  • Hollywood
  • Honolulu
  • Houston
  • Huntington Beach
  • Huntsville
  • Independence
  • Indianapolis
  • Inglewood
  • Irvine
  • Irving
  • Jackson
  • Jacksonville
  • Jersey City
  • Joliet
  • Kansas City
  • Killeen
  • Knoxville
  • Lafayette
  • Lakewood
  • Lancaster
  • Lansing
  • Laredo
  • Las Vegas
  • Lexington-Fayette
  • Lincoln
  • Little Rock
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Louisville
  • Lowell
  • Lubbock
  • Madison
  • Manchester
  • McAllen
  • McKinney
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  • Mesa
  • Mesquite
  • Miami
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  • Miramar
  • Mobile
  • Modesto
  • Montgomery
  • Moreno Valley
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  • Newark
  • Newport News
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  • Norman
  • North Las Vegas
  • Norwalk
  • Oakland
  • Oceanside
  • Oklahoma City
  • Olathe
  • Omaha
  • Ontario
  • Orange
  • Orlando
  • Overland Park
  • Oxnard
  • Palmdale
  • Pasadena
  • Paterson
  • Pembroke Pines
  • Peoria (in Arizona)
  • Peoria (in Illinois)
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Plano
  • Pomona
  • Pompano Beach
  • Port St. Lucie
  • Portland
  • Portsmouth
  • Providence
  • Provo
  • Pueblo
  • Raleigh
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • Reno
  • Richmond (in California)
  • Richmond (in Virginia)
  • Riverside
  • Rochester
  • Rockford
  • Roseville
  • Sacramento
  • Salem
  • Salinas
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Antonio
  • San Bernardino
  • San Buenaventura
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Clarita
  • Santa Rosa
  • Savannah
  • Scottsdale
  • Seattle
  • Shreveport
  • Simi Valley
  • Sioux Falls
  • South Bend
  • Spokane
  • Springfield (in Massachuesetts)
  • Springfield (in Illinois)
  • Springfield (in Missouri)
  • St. Louis
  • St. Paul
  • St. Petersburg
  • Stamford
  • Sterling Heights
  • Stockton
  • Sunnyvale
  • Syracuse
  • Tacoma
  • Tallahassee
  • Tampa
  • Tempe
  • Thornton
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Toledo
  • Topeka
  • Torrance
  • Tucson
  • Tulsa
  • Vallejo
  • Vancouver
  • Virginia Beach
  • Visalia
  • Waco
  • Warren
  • Washington DC (Capital)
  • Waterbury
  • West Covina
  • West Valley
  • Westminster
  • Wichita
  • Winston-Salem
  • Worcester
  • Yonkers


  • Web Sites about the United States


    Statue of Liberty, New York City, New York, USA
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    The Whitehouse, Washington DC, USA

    Books about the United States


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    Lonely Planet USA (Country Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Mark Baker, Ray Bartlett, Andrew Bender, Celeste Brash, Michael Grosberg, John Hecht, Brian Kluepfel, Virginia Maxwell, Christopher Pitts, Charles Rawlings-Way, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Karla Zimmerman, Hugh McNaughtan, Jade Bremner, Ali Lemer, MaSovaida Morgan & Stephanie d'Arc Taylor

    Lonely Planet
    Released: May 19th, 2020
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    • Manufacturer: Lonely Planet
    • Brand: Lonely Planet
    • ISBN: 1787017877
    • EAN: 9781787017870
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    • Paperback
    • Format: Illustrated
    • Edition: 11
    • Number of Pages: 1216
    • Authors: Lonely Planet, Isabel Albiston, Mark Baker, Amy C Balfour, Ray Bartlett, Greg Benchwick, Andrew Bender, Alison Bing, Celeste Brash, Gregor Clark, Michael Grosberg, Anthony Ham, John Hecht, Adam Karlin, Brian Kluepfel, Vesna Maric, Virginia Maxwell, Becky Ohlsen, Christopher Pitts, Kevin Raub, Charles Rawlings-Way, Simon Richmond, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Regis St Louis, Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Mara Vorhees, Karla Zimmerman, Ashley Harrell, Hugh McNaughtan, Greg Ward, Jade Bremner, Lorna Parkes, Ali Lemer, Robert Balkovich, MaSovaida Morgan, Trisha Ping, Stephanie d'Arc Taylor
    • Publication Date: May 19th, 2020
    • Release Date: May 19th, 2020
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    • Size: 7.85 Inches by 5.45 Inches by 2.15 Inches
    • Weight: 2.1054146021 Pounds
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    Lonely Planet USA (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Kate Armstrong, Carolyn Bain, Ray Bartlett, Andrew Bender, Alison Bing, Cristian Bonetto, Nate Cavalieri, Michael Grosberg, Brian Kluepfel, Ashley Harrell, Stephen Lioy, Robert Balkovich & Craig McLachlan

    Lonely Planet
    Released: April 17th, 2018
    Paperback (1224 pages)

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    Lonely Planet USA (Travel Guide)
    • Manufacturer: Lonely Planet
    • Brand: Lonely Planet
    • ISBNs: 9781786574480, 1786574489
    • EAN: 9781786574480
    • PartNumber: 27214188
    Details:
    • Paperback
    • Edition: 10
    • Number of Pages: 1224
    • Authors: Lonely Planet, Benedict Walker, Kate Armstrong, Brett Atkinson, Carolyn Bain, Amy C Balfour, Ray Bartlett, Greg Benchwick, Andrew Bender, Sara Benson, Alison Bing, Catherine Bodry, Cristian Bonetto, Celeste Brash, Nate Cavalieri, Gregor Clark, Michael Grosberg, Adam Karlin, Brian Kluepfel, Loren Bell, Ashley Harrell, Jade Bremner, Stephen Lioy, Mark Johanson, Robert Balkovich, Carolyn McCarthy, Craig McLachlan
    • Publication Date: April 17th, 2018
    • Release Date: April 17th, 2018
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    • Size: 7.76 Inches by 5.04 Inches by 1.89 Inches
    • Weight: 2.1164377152 Pounds
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    1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die (1,000 Places to See in the United States & Canada Before You)
    By Patricia Schultz

    Workman Publishing Company
    Released: November 29th, 2016
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    1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die (1,000 Places to See in the United States & Canada Before You)
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    1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die (1,000 Places to See in the United States & Canada Before You)
    • Manufacturer: Workman Publishing Company
    • Brand: Workman Publishing Company
    • ISBN: 0761189432
    • EAN: 9780761189435
    • PartNumber: 9780761189435
    Details:
    • Paperback
    • Format: Illustrated
    • Edition: Third Edition, Revised
    • Number of Pages: 1200
    • Author: Patricia Schultz
    • Publication Date: November 29th, 2016
    • Release Date: November 29th, 2016
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    • Size: 7.4 Inches by 5.3 Inches by 2.0 Inches
    • Weight: 2.75 Pounds
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    Lonely Planet USA's Best Trips (Trips Country)
    By Lonely Planet, Kate Armstrong, Amy C Balfour, Sara Benson, Gregor Clark, Adam Karlin, Carolyn McCarthy, Christopher Pitts, Brendan Sainsbury, Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Benedict Walker, Loren Bell, Hugh McNaughtan & Mark Johanson

    Lonely Planet
    Released: March 20th, 2018
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    Lonely Planet USA s Best Trips (Trips Country)
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    • Manufacturer: Lonely Planet
    • Brand: Lonely Planet
    • ISBN: 1786573598
    • EAN: 9781786573599
    • PartNumber: 30042198
    Details:
    • Paperback
    • Format: Illustrated
    • Edition: 3
    • Number of Pages: 672
    • Authors: Lonely Planet, Simon Richmond, Kate Armstrong, Carolyn Bain, Amy C Balfour, Ray Bartlett, Sara Benson, Celeste Brash, Gregor Clark, Michael Grosberg, Adam Karlin, Brian Kluepfel, Carolyn McCarthy, Becky Ohlsen, Christopher Pitts, Kevin Raub, Brendan Sainsbury, Regis St Louis, Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Mara Vorhees, Benedict Walker, Karla Zimmerman, Loren Bell, Ashley Harrell, Hugh McNaughtan, Stephen Lioy, Mark Johanson
    • Publication Date: March 20th, 2018
    • Release Date: March 20th, 2018
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    • Size: 7.8 Inches by 5.2 Inches by 1.55 Inches
    • Weight: 1.60055602212 Pounds
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    The Open Road: 50 Best Road Trips in the USA (Travel Guide)
    By Jessica Dunham

    Moon Travel
    Released: October 20th, 2020
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    The Open Road: 50 Best Road Trips in the USA (Travel Guide)
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    The Open Road: 50 Best Road Trips in the USA (Travel Guide)
    • Manufacturer: Moon Travel
    • Brand: Moon Travel
    • ISBN: 164049930X
    • EAN: 9781640499300
    Details:
    • Paperback
    • Edition: 1
    • Number of Pages: 736
    • Author: Jessica Dunham
    • Publication Date: October 20th, 2020
    • Release Date: October 20th, 2020
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    • Size: 8.4 Inches by 5.45 Inches by 1.25 Inches
    • Weight: 1.8077905484 Pounds
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