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Official name: United States of America
Location: North America
Size: 3,794,100 square miles (9,826,675 square kilometers); about half the size of South America
Population: 313,847,465 in 2012
Capital: Washington, D.C.
Climate: Mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, and arctic in Alaska
Currency: U.S. dollar
Products: Wheat, corn, fruits, vegetables, cotton, beef, pork, poultry, dairy products, fish, forest products; petroleum, steel, motor vehicles