Are all 50 states, including the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Top wine-producing regions include California's North Coast, North-Central Coast, Sierra Foothills, and South-Central Coast; Oregon's Willamette Valley, Umqua Valley, and the Rogue River Valley; Washington's Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley, and Walla Walla Valley; and New York's Finger Lakes region, Hudson River Valley, and Long Island region.
AN = do not abbreviate; each state is available as a heading as are several cities; "American" in titles refers probably to UNITED STATES, not AMERICAS; with Amer organizations: Manual 36.16 UI = D014481
(USA) A country located on the North American continent that participated in World War II.
The 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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The United States of America (often shortened to the United States, USA, U.S. or colloquially America) is a country of the western hemisphere, comprising fifty states and numerous outlying territories. Forty-eight contiguous states lie in central North America between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bound on land by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south; Alaska is in the northwest of the continent with Canada to its east, and Hawaii is in the mid-Pacific. The United States is a federal constitutional republic, with its capital in Washington, D.C."http://www.britannica.com/nations/United%20States United States".