- The United States of America , State of North America, including Alaska (in the northwest of Canada) and the Hawaiian Islands (in the Pacific the North, in some 5 000 km of the Californian coasts). The United States are lined in the North by Canada, in the East by the Atlantic Ocean, in the South by the Gulf of Mexico and Mexico and, on the West by the Pacific Ocean. Formed federal republic fifty States and a federal district, possessing some islands in the Pacific (Midway, Wake), the United States exercise besides a custody on certain islands and archipelagoes of the Pacific and the Carribbean islands, endowed with a status of territories " Freely associated " (Porto Rico, republic of islands the Marshall Islands, federal States of Micronesia, Belau's republic) or of territories "! Not incorporated! " In the United States (American Samoa, Guam, islands Virgos).
With a territory of 9 363 353 km2, of which 1 518 700 km2 in Alaska, the United States form one, the fourth of the world by the surface, endowed with two oceanic facades. The capital of the country is Washington. Most big cities are New York and Los Angeles, two metropolises in the international brilliance.