United States – Fact Sheet

Official name:United States of America
Abbreviations:U.S. / U.S.A.
Capital:Washington, D.C.
Size:9,529,063 km² (plus approximately 10,360 km² for outlying territories and other politically associated areas)
Population:281.4 million
Borders:Canada (north), Atlantic Ocean (east), Mexico and Gulf of Mexico (south), Pacific Ocean (west)
Currency:US Dollar
Official language:English
Nationality / PeopleA person of American nationality is an American.
Local time:New York: 07:50 EST (Thursday, 23rd May 2019)
Los Angeles: 04:50 PST (Thursday, 23rd May 2019)

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The United States is the fourth largest country in the world (after Russia, Canada, and China). It consists of 50 states plus Washington D.C. (a federal district) and four outlying territories (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa).