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Land Area 9,147,593 km2
Water Area 685,924 km2
Total Area 9,833,517km2 (#3)
Population 323,995,528 (#3)
Population Density 35.42/km2
Government Type Constitutional Federal Republic
GDP (PPP) $18,600.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $57,300
Currency Dollar (USD)
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USA Flag:
The flag of the United States features thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; there is a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars; the 50 stars represent the 50 states; the 13 stripes the 13 original colonies. The flag is known as Old Glory, and no one knows for certain who designed it. Most historians believe that U.S. Congressman, Francis Hopkinson was the original designer, while a few still believe that Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress, made the first one.

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Great Seal of the United States:
The seal was developed by Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson at the direction of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1776. A final design was approved in 1782, and today (both sides) are found on the back of the U.S. one-dollar bill, and often stamped onto specific documents, including foreign treaties and presidential proclamations.

Detailed drawings and additional information

National Emblem:
The Bald Eagle was officially declared the National Emblem of the United States by the Second Continental Congress in 1782. It was selected by the USA's founding fathers because it is a species unique to North America. It has become the living symbol of the USA's freedom, spirit and pursuit of excellence. Its image and symbolism have played a significant role in American architecture, art, folklore and music.

Official Motto: "In God We Trust"
Note that "E Pluribus Unum" (out of many, one) was made popular during Revolutionary War times, and there is ample basis in Congressional actions, history and law for referring to it as a motto of the United States.

National Anthem: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Originally a poem, it was composed by Francis Scott Key during the British bombardment of Fort McHenry;

History, Music and Words of the National Anthem

About the Author

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United States Of America states, districts & their capitals

Region Capital Quick Reference
Alabama Montgomery Alabama
Alaska Juneau Alaska
Arizona Phoenix Arizona
Arkansas Little Rock Arkansas
California Sacramento California
Colorado Denver Colorado
Connecticut Hartford Connecticut
Delaware Dover Delaware
District of Columbia Washington, D.C. District of Columbia
Florida Tallahassee Florida
Georgia Atlanta Georgia
Hawaii Honolulu Hawaii
Idaho Boise Idaho
Illinois Springfield Illinois
Indiana Indianapolis Indiana
Iowa Des Moines Iowa
Kansas Topeka Kansas
Kentucky Frankfort Kentucky
Louisiana Baton Rouge Louisiana
Maine Augusta Maine
Maryland Annapolis Maryland
Massachusetts Boston Massachusetts
Michigan Lansing Michigan
Minnesota Saint Paul Minnesota
Mississippi Jackson Mississippi
Missouri Jefferson City Missouri
Montana Helena Montana
Nebraska Lincoln Nebraska
Nevada Carson City Nevada
New Hampshire Concord New Hampshire
New Jersey Trenton New Jersey
New Mexico Santa Fe New Mexico
New York Albany New York
North Carolina Raleigh North Carolina
North Dakota Bismarck North Dakota
Ohio Columbus Ohio
Oklahoma Oklahoma City Oklahoma
Oregon Salem Oregon
Pennsylvania Harrisburg Pennsylvania
Rhode Island Providence Rhode Island
South Carolina Columbia South Carolina
South Dakota Pierre South Dakota
Tennessee Nashville Tennessee
Texas Austin Texas
Utah Salt Lake City Utah
Vermont Montpelier Vermont
Virginia Richmond Virginia
Washington Olympia Washington
West Virginia Charleston West Virginia
Wisconsin Madison Wisconsin
Wyoming Cheyenne Wyoming

United States Of America Trivia

What are the Largest Ethnic Groups in the United States?

Some of the most common ethnicities in the United States include German, African American, Mexican, Irish, and English.

Largest Ethnic Groups And Nationalities In The United States

How Old is the United States of America?

The US Constitution and Declaration of Independence were signed at Independence Hall in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776.

How Old Is the United States of America?

What State is Washington, D.C. In?

Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States. It is not located in any state and is instead a territory of its own.

Which State is Washington, D.C. In?

What are the Most Dangerous Cities in the United States?

According to the FBI crime report, St. Louis, Missouri has the highest violent crime rate in the United States, with 1,817 violent crimes for every 100,000 people. Other cities with high violent crime rates include Detroit, Michigan, with 1,759 violent crimes per 100,000 people, and Memphis, Tennessee, with 1,740 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

The Most Dangerous Cities in the US

What are the Demographics of the Jail Population in the United States?

White, Asian, and female Americans are far less likely to end up behind bars than men, Latinos, and African Americans.

US Prison Population By Race

Which States Border Canada?

There are 13 states that border Canada: Alaska, Michigan, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Washington, North Dakota, Ohio, Vermont, New Hampshire, Idaho, and Pennsylvania.

US States That Border Canada

USA States