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The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. The 48 contiguous states and federal district are in central North America between Canada and Mexico, with the state of Alaska in the northwestern part of North America and the state of Hawaii comprising an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Nine time zones are covered. The geography, climate and wildlife of the country are extremely diverse.

At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2) and with over 324 million people, the United States is the world's third-largest country by total area (and fourth-largest by land area) and the third-most populous. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many other countries. Urbanization climbed to over 80% in 2010 and leads to growing megaregions. The country's capital is Washington, D.C. and its largest city is New York City other major metropolitan areas include Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Houston, Atlanta, and Miami.

Paleo-Indians migrated from Asia to the North American mainland at least 15,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century. The United States emerged from 13 British colonies along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies in the aftermath of the Seven Years' War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775. On July 4, 1776, as the colonies were fighting Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, delegates from the 13 colonies unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence. The war ended in 1783 with recognition of the independence of the United States...

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Miss Congeniality 2

'Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous' up with FBI agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) shortly after she successfully disarmed a threat against the Miss United...

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter 3D

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Directed by Sundance and Emmy-Award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, Bully is a heartbreakingly honest portrayal of the chronic issue of bullying in the United States...

High School Musical 3 Casting

High School Musical 3 Casting. An international casting search involving over 1000 teen actors across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom has led to the...


Meet the United States' secret and most beautiful weapon in the fight against tyranny: Wonder Woman!

One Direction Drag Me Down

One Direction have surprised fans with the impromptu release of their brand new single .Drag Me Down'. It has shot to the top of the iTunes chart in over 17 countries...

Bindi Surfing with the Turtles

Bindi and her American friend, Kelly, are on a surfing tour in Mexico and the United States In Surfing with the Turtles. Be careful of the wipe-out, dude!

Sylvia Plath - A Biography

Sylvia Plath was born on 27 October 1932 in Jamaica Plain, Massachesetts. Her Father Otto Plath was a German who went to the United States to study, becoming a...


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ModelCo's Triumphant Win in USA Awards

ModelCo has been awarded two prestigious beauty awards in The United States, a Women.s Wear Daily Beauty Biz Award and a Redbook Most Valuable Products (MVP) Award.

Pat Farmer

Having run across the United States of America, around Australia and vertically to the height of Mount Everest, Pat Farmer is considered an elite athlete in his sport...

Betty Who Special Guest On Katy Perry's Prismatic Tour Interview

Sharing the state-of-the-art Prismatic stage, Betty Who will appear on the Australian Tour from 7th of November - 28th of November. Betty Who, born Jessica Anne...

Green Zone

Matt Damon portrays an honest American solider fighting to find the truth about the war in Iraq. Green Zone showcases the war between the United States Department of...

Cheryl Cecchetto Keeping Events Fresh, Innovative and Unique Interview

Cheryl Cecchetto, Founder and President of Sequoia Productions manages and directs prestigious events including G'DAY USA Australia Week (10 years), the Emmys...

Ricky Martin Up Close and Personal

Just prior to his recent starring turn on Broadway, Ricky Martin delighted sold-out audiences and critics with extensive stadium and arena concerts across Latin...

Chris Hemsworth Red Dawn

Red Dawn, a group of high schoolers band together to protect their town from an invasion of Chinese soldiers starring Chris Hemsworth.

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

When her best-laid plans for a summer full of fun go comically awry, an imaginative young girl creates her own vacation adventures in Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer...

Laila Marrakchi Rock The Casbah Interview

A family reunite for three days in their home following the death of their patriarch, the influential businessman Moulay Hassan, to share their memories and to grieve...

Josh Holloway Battle Of The Year

With compelling characters and vibrant dance sequences, Battle Of The Year is set in the international world of B-boying.

Tom Hanks Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates.

Build Your Own Game

Thanks to Disney and Star Wars, students will learn to write code that allows them to create fun challenges and games using Star Wars characters. Participants will...

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