The map shows the contiguous United States. The United States of America is a federal republic. It consists of 50 states, one federal district (the capital Washington D.C.
), five larger territories, and several island territories. The 48 contiguous Continental United States (sometimes called the Lower 48) and Alaska
are located in North America, while Hawaii
and smaller outlying areas are located in the Pacific and Caribbean.
The United States of America is the third-largest country in the world by area
The US has a population
of 330.2 million people (in 2020). The capital is Washington D.C.; the largest city is New York
. Spoken languages
are English and Spanish.