United States
sovereign state in North America
The United States is the most populous country of North America. Its capital city is Washington, D.C..
United States of America 
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Part ofNorth America (Hawaii)
Named after
Americas (United States of America)
LocationUnited States of America
Located in or next to body of waterArctic Ocean (north, Alaska),
Pacific Ocean (west, Bering Sea, Salish Sea),
Atlantic Ocean (east, Gulf of Mexico)
Basic form of government
  • presidential régime (1788–)
  • federal republic
Legislative body
Executive body
Highest judicial authority
Official language
American English (de facto)
Head of state
Joe Biden (2021–)
Head of government
Joe Biden (2021–)
Present in work
The City on the Edge of Forever
12 May 1784 (independence recognized by country from which it separated, Treaty of Paris)
Significant event
Highest point
Denali (1867–)
331,449,281 (2020)
9,826,675 ±1 km²
Top-level Internet domain
Different from
Maximum temperature record
56.7 degree Celsius (Death Valley, 1913)
official website
Authority control
National symbol
Main gallery: National symbols of United States .
National personification
Main galleries: Historical_maps#USA and Historical_maps/Cities#USA .
Satellite imagery
Light in the USA at night
Key officials
see also: United States Cabinet
Diplomatic missions of the United States
Main category: Embassies of the United States
Historic Places and Monuments
Last edited on 9 April 2021, at 22:58
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