Snapshot | United States

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Independence

July 4, 1776

Form of Government

Federal republic (1787-present)

Total Population

318,892,103*

Divisions

50 states, 5 territories, 1 federal district

Major Cities

Washington D.C. (capital), New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago

Major Languages**

English, Spanish

Major Colonial/Semi-Colonial Relationships

U.K., Liberia (1821-1847), the Philippines (1898-1946)

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Diversity Snapshot

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*Source: 2014 CIA World Factbook
**Spoken by >10% of population at home

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