United States of America. Country Code: US. Location: North America, bordering Canada and Mexico. Land Area: 3,787,425 square miles. Capital: Washington, DC. Climate: Mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest, low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm Chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Terrain: Vast central plain, mountains in west, hills and low mountains in east, rugged mountains and broad river valleys in Alaska, rugged, volcanic topography in Hawaii. Population: 275,562,673. Life Expectancy: 77 years. Literacy: 97%. Languages: English and Spanish (spoken by a sizable minority). Ethnic Groups: White, Black, and Asian. Currency: US Dollar (USD).

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