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Location:  North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico
Geographic Coordinates:   38 00 N, 97 00 W
Area:   9,826,675 sq km (land: 9,161,966 sq km water: 664,709 sq km)
Climate:  Mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River
Languages:  English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7% (2000 census)
Population:  316,438,601 (July 2013 est.)
Capital:  Washington, DC
Religion:  Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6% (2007 est.)
Ethnic Groups:  white 79.96%, black 12.85%, Asian 4.43%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.97% (July 2007 estimate)
Independence:  4 July (1776)

Source:  CIA Factbook