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Flag of United States

The flag of the United States was mentioned for the first time in 1777. Its author was probably Congressman Francis Hopkinson, who took an inspiration from the flag of Sons of Liberty - a group of activists protesting against the introduction of English customs in the American colonies. The thirteen stripes should symbolize the first colonies involved in these fights, originally together with thirteen stars arranged in the circle. The current form of the flag, which was adopted in 1912, kept thirteen stripes indicating the first member states. However, the number of stars increased with accession of new members from 13 to 50. The last star was added in 1960, when Hawaii officially became a part of the US.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Canada Canada Ottawa 35,295,770 9,970,610 km2
Flag of Mexico Mexico Mexico City 119,713,203 1,958,200 km2

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Main information

Country
United States
Capital city
Washington, District of Columbia
Population
317,706,000 (2014)
Total area
9,629,090 km2
Formation
4. 7. 1776
Highest point
Mount McKinley (6,194 m)
GDP
$ 51,704 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
united states dollar (USD)
Code
US (USA)
Calling code
+1 XXX
Internet TLD
.us

Country is member of

By continents
North America
By organizations
G8, NATO

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Spojené státy americké (USA) (Washington, D.C.)
English
United States (Washington, District of Columbia)
German
Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika (Washington D.C.)
French
États-Unis (Washington)
Italian
Stati Uniti d'America (Washington)
Spanish
Estados Unidos (Washington D.C.)
Russian
Соединённые Штаты Америки (Вашингтон)
Slovak
Spojené štáty (USA) (Washington, DC)
Polish
Stany Zjednoczone (Waszyngton)
Portuguese
Estados Unidos (Washington, District of Columbia)
Chinese
美国 (华盛顿,哥伦比亚特区)
Japanese
アメリカ合衆国 (ワシントン、コロンビア特別区)
Turkish
Amerika Birleşik Devletleri (Washington, District of Columbia)
Norwegian
USA (Washington, District of Columbia)
Swedish
USA (Washington, D.C.)
Hungarian
Amerikai Egyesült Államok (Washington)
Dutch
Verenigde Staten (Washington D.C.)
Danish
USA (Washington D.C.)
Finnish
Yhdysvallat (Washington)
Hebrew
ארצות הברית (וושינגטון די. סי.)

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