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The '''United States of America''' (commonly referred to as the '''United States''', the '''U.S.''', the '''USA''', or '''America''') is a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_government federal] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitutional_republic constitutional republic] comprising [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._state fifty states] and a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_district federal district]. The country is situated mostly in central [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America North America], where its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contiguous_United_States forty-eight contiguous states] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington,_D.C. Washington, D.C.], the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_districts_and_territories capital district], lie between the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Ocean Pacific] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Ocean Atlantic Oceans], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borders_of_the_United_States bordered] by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada Canada] to the north and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico Mexico] to the south. The state of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska Alaska] is in the northwest of the continent, with Canada to its east and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia Russia] to the west across the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bering_Strait Bering Strait]. The state of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaii Hawaii] is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archipelago archipelago] in the mid-Pacific. The country also possesses [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territories_of_the_United_States several territories] in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean Caribbean] and Pacific.
 
The '''United States of America''' (commonly referred to as the '''United States''', the '''U.S.''', the '''USA''', or '''America''') is a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_government federal] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitutional_republic constitutional republic] comprising [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._state fifty states] and a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_district federal district]. The country is situated mostly in central [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America North America], where its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contiguous_United_States forty-eight contiguous states] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington,_D.C. Washington, D.C.], the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_districts_and_territories capital district], lie between the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Ocean Pacific] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Ocean Atlantic Oceans], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borders_of_the_United_States bordered] by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada Canada] to the north and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico Mexico] to the south. The state of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska Alaska] is in the northwest of the continent, with Canada to its east and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia Russia] to the west across the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bering_Strait Bering Strait]. The state of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaii Hawaii] is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archipelago archipelago] in the mid-Pacific. The country also possesses [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territories_of_the_United_States several territories] in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean Caribbean] and Pacific.
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