The United States of America ( U.S.A. or USA ), commonly known as the United States ( U.S. or US) or America, is a transcontinental country located primarily in North America. It consists of 50 states, a federal district, five major unincorporated territories, nine minor outlying islands, [i] and 326 Indian reservations.
Estados Unidos da América ( EUA; em inglês: United States of America - USA; pronunciado: [juːˈnaɪ.təd ˈsteɪʦ əv əˈmɛ.ɹɪ.kə] ), ou simplesmente Estados Unidos ou América, são uma república constitucional federal composta por 50 estados e um distrito federal. A maior parte do país situa-se na região central da América do ...
The United States of America ( U.S.A or USA ), commonly known as the United States ( U.S or US) or America, is a sovereign country located mostly within North America and is divided up into 50 states. Forty-eight of these states along with the District of Columbia border each other between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
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The table below lists the 50 states, with their current capital, largest city,[A] the date they ratified the U.S. Constitution or were admitted to the Union, population and area data, and number of representative(s) in the U.S. House of Representatives.[B]
This list does not include Indian reservations which have limited tribal sovereignty, nor Freely Associated Stateswhich participate in some U.S. government programs but are not under U.S. sovereignty.
Radan, Peter (2007). Creating New States: Theory and Practice of Secession. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. ISBN 9780754671633.
The term "United States", when used in the geographical sense, refers to the contiguous United States, the state of Alaska, the island state of Hawaii, the five insular territories of Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, and minor outlying possessions.