50 States Almanac: Facts About the US

Quick Facts, Figures, and Overview of the 50 State

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The United States of America is located in the middle of the North American continent in the Western Hemisphere with Canada to the north and the United Mexican States to the south.

The USA consists of fifty individual states and one federal district, the capital, Washington DC. The United States ranges from the Atlantic Ocean on the nation's east coast to the Pacific Ocean bordering the west, with forty-eight of the states being contiguous, meaning connected, and also includes the state of Hawaii, a series of islands located in the Pacific Ocean, the state of Alaska located in the northwestern part of the continent above the Yukon, and numerous other holdings and territories.

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