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The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district. The country is situated almost entirely in central North America, where its fourty-eight contiguous states and the capital district of Washington, D.C., lie between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The state of Alaska is in the northwest of the continent with Canada to its east and Russia west across the narrow Bering Strait, and the state of Hawaii is in the central Pacific. The United States also possesses several territories, or insular areas, that are scattered around the Caribbean and Pacific.

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and with over 300 million people, the United States is the third or fourth largest country by total area, and third largest by land area and by population. The United States is one of the world's most ethnically diverse nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries. The U.S. economy is the largest national economy in the world, with a nominal 2006 gross domestic product (GDP) of more than US$13 trillion (over 19% of the world total).

The nation was founded by thirteen colonies of Great Britain located along the Atlantic seaboard. Proclaiming themselves "states," they issued the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The rebellious states defeated Britain in the American Revolutionary War, the first successful colonial war of independence. A federal convention adopted the current United States Constitution on September 17, 1787; its ratification the following year made the states part of a single republic. The Bill of Rights, comprising ten constitutional amendments, was ratified in 1791.

In the nineteenth century, the United States acquired land from France, Spain, Mexico, and Russia, and annexed the Republic of Texas and the Republic of Hawaii. Disputes between the agrarian South and industrial North over the expansion of the institution of slavery and states rights provoked the American Civil War of the 1860s. The North's victory prevented a permanent split of the country and led to the end of slavery in the United States. The Spanish-American War and World War I confirmed the nation's status as a military power. In 1945, the United States emerged from World War II as the first country with nuclear weapons and a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. The sole remaining superpower in the post-Cold War era, the United States is a dominant economic, political, cultural, and military force in the world.

National holidays of USA

Sunday, January 01, 2017

New Year

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Martin Luther King

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Presidents Day

Friday, March 31, 2017

Easter

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Mothers Day

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Independence Day

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Labor Day

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Columbus Day

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Thanksgiving

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas

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