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Unitit States o Americae
Inglis: the United States
Banner Great Seal
"E pluribus unum" (Laitin) (tradeetional)
"Out o mony, ane"
Anthem: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Projection o North Americae wi the Unitit States in green
Caipital Washington, D.C.
38°53′N 77°01′W / 38.883°N 77.017°W / 38.883; -77.017
Largest city New York Ceety
Offeecial leids None at federal level[a]
Naitional leid Inglis[b]
Demonym American
Government Federal presidential constitutional republic
 -  Preses Barack Obama (D)
 -  Vice President Joe Biden (D)
 -  Speaker o the Hoose John Boehner (R)
 -  Chief Justice John Roberts
Legislatur Congress
 -  Upper hoose Senate
 -  Lawer hoose Hoose o Representatives
Unthirldom from Great Breetain
 -  Declared Julie 4, 1776 
 -  Recognized September 3, 1783 
 -  Constitution Juin 21, 1788 
 -  Total 9,826,675 km2[4][c] (3rd/4th)
3,794,101 sq mi 
 -  Watter (%) 6.76
 -  2013 estimate 320,768,000[5] (3rd)
 -  Densitie 34.2/km2 (180t)
88.6/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2013 estimate
 -  Total $16.724 trillion[6] (1st)
 -  Per capita $52,839[6] (6t)
GDP (nominal) 2013 estimate
 -  Total $16.724 trillion[6] (1st)
 -  Per capita $52,839[6] (9t)
Gini (2011) 47.7[7]
heich · 39t (2009)
HDI (2013) Increase 0.937[8]
very heich · 3rd
Currency Unitit States dollar ($) (USD)
Time zone (UTC−5 to −10)
 -  Summer (DST)  (UTC−4 to −10[e])
Drives on the richt[g]
Cawin code +1
ISO 3166 code US
Internet TLD .us   .gov   .mil   .edu
a. ^ Inglish is the offeecial leid o at least 28 states; some soorces gie heicher figurs, based on differin defineetions o "offeecial".[9] Inglish an Hawaiian are baith offeecial leids in the state o Hawaii.
b. ^ Inglis is the de facto leid o American govrenment an the sole leid spoken at home bi 80 percent o Americans aged five an aulder. Spainyie is the seicont maist commonly spoken leid.
c. ^ Whether the Unitit States or Cheenae is lairger haes been disputit. The figur gien is frae the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's The Warld Factbeuk. Ither soorces gie smawer figurs. Aw authoritative calculations o the kintra's size include anly the 50 states an the Destrict o Columbia, nae the territories.
d. ^ The population estimate is o fowk whose uisual residence is within the 50 states an the Destrict o Columbia, regardless o naitionality. It daes nae include those livin in the territories (ower 4 million fowk, maistly in Puerto Rico).
e. ^ See Time in the Unitit States for details aboot laws govrenin time zones in the Unitit States.
f. ^ Daes nae include insular auries an Unitit States Minor Ootlyin Islands, which hae thair ain ISO 3166 codes.
g. ^ Except U.S. Virgin Islands.
A pictur o Americae frae a satellite.

The Unitit States o Americae (Inglis: The United States of America) is a kintra on the North American continent, an it is bund bi twa oceans (the Atlantic, an the Paceefic) an bi twa kintras (Mexico tae the sooth, an Canadae tae the north).

Its current Presses is Barack Obama o the Democratic Pairtie.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Follaein the European colonisation o the Americaes, thretteen o Great Breetain's nineteen American colonies spleet frae the mither kintra an formit the Unitit States, the warld's first constitutional an democratic federal republic, efter thair declaration o unthirldom in 1776 an the Weir o Unthirldom (17751783). Great Breetain made peace wit the rebols and wit the Treaty o Pairis in 1783. For tae mak a stoot colonol govrenment, the Philadelphia Convention wis foondit in 1787 an raitifeet a constitution in 1788, an the farst Unitit States Senate, Hoose o Representatives, an presses tak office in 1789. George Washington wis the first presses.

Its naitional bird sin 1782 is the Bauld Eagle.

Some great preses o the Unitit States were George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy.

States o the Unitit States[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main article: U.S. state

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 36 U.S.C. § 302 National motto
  2. Simonson, 2010
  3. Dept. of Treasury, 2011
  4. "United States". The World Factbook. CIA. September 30, 2009. Retrieved January 5, 2010 (area given in square kilometers).  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "U.S. POPClock Projection". U.S. Census Bureau.  (figure updated automatically).
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "World Economic Outlook Database: United States". International Monetary Fund. November 2013. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  7. "Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011". Newsroom. United States Census Bureau. September 12, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  8. "Human Development Report 2013" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. March 14, 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  9. Feder, Jody (January 25, 2007). "English as the Official Language of the United States: Legal Background and Analysis of Legislation in the 110th Congress" (PDF). Ilw.com (Congressional Research Service). Retrieved June 19, 2007.