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United States Facts & Figures

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Total area: 9,631,420 sq km (3,718,691 sq mi)
Population (2009 est.): 307,212,123
Capital (2003 est.): Washington, DC - 570,898
Largest cities (2003 est.): New York, 18,498,000 (metro area); Los Angeles - 12,146,000 (metro area); Chicago - 8,711,000 (metro area); Houston - 2,009,960; Philadelphia - 1,479,339; Phoenix - 1,388,416; San Diego - 1,226,753; San Antonio - 1,214,725; Dallas - 1,208,318; Detroit - 911,402
Currency: dollar
Languages: English 82%, Spanish 11%
Religions: Protestant 52%, Roman Catholic 24%, Mormon 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 1%
Time zones: there are six time zones in the US, with the DST observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November (with the exception of states of Arizona and Hawaii that don't observe DST):
Eastern Standard Time: GMT-5 (DST: GMT-4),
Central Standard Time: GMT-6 (DST: GMT-5),
Mountain Standard Time: GMT-7 (DST: GMT-6),
Pacific Standard Time: GMT-8 (DST: GMT-7),
Alaska: GMT-9 (DST: GMT-8),
Hawaii: GMT-10
Electricity: AC 110V/60Hz; American type plugs are used

The United States of America comprises 50 states and one federal district, occupying central part of North America, Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii archipelago in the Pacific. The US border Canada on the north, the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Mexico and Gulf of Mexico on the south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Alaska borders Canada on the east, the Beaufort Sea on the north, the Chukchi Sea on the northwest, the Bering Sea on the west and the Gulf of Alaska on the south.

The US also have several territories that are not part of any state, but are administered by the US government. The inhabited territories are: Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Wake Island and Midway Islands in the Pacific.


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