About the United States
The United States of America is a federal republic that spans the whole continent of North America and is comprised of a confederation of fifty states.
The Atlantic Ocean is located to the east of the mainland of the United States, while the Pacific Ocean is located to the west of the continent.
It has a border with Mexico that is 1,980 miles (3,155 kilometres) long and it is surrounded to the north by Canada. All three of these nations have a maritime border with Russia: the United States, the Bahamas, and Cuba (in Alaska).
The United States of America holds the position of third largest country on the planet when measured by its entire landmass, which is equal to 9,833,516 square kilometres. In contrast, it is slightly more than half the size of Russia and is more than twice as big as the European Union. In other words, the size of the United States eclipses that of the European Union.
The most populous state in the United States is California, which is home to more than 330 million people (in 2020). New York City is the nation’s most populated city, despite the fact that Washington, DC is the nation’s capital. The percentage of people who speak Spanish is 13%, whereas 80% speak English.
The map provides information on the 48 contiguous states of the United States, including their respective capitals and biggest cities, as well as the locations of important roads, railways, and major airports.