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Formal Name: United States of America
Local Name: United States
Local Formal Name: United States of America
Region: North America
Associations: NATO, United Nations
Capital City: Washington D.C.
Main Cities: Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, San Francisco
ISO 3166 Code: U
Population: 306,088,000
Area: 9,826,630km²
Currency: 1 United States dollar = 100 cents
Languages: English, Spanish, many other
Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Judaism, Islam
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Flag of the United States of America

Date Flag first adopted: 4th July, 1960
Description: 13 equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; there is a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars; the 50 stars represent the 50 states, the 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies; known as Old Glory; the design and colors have been the basis for a number of other flags, including Chile, Liberia, Malaysia, and Puerto Rico.