What is the capital of United States?
|Country Name||United States|
|Full Country Name||United States of America|
|Abbreviation||US or USA|
|Etymology- history of name||the name America is derived from that of Amerigo VESPUCCI (1454-1512), Italian explorer, navigator, and cartographer|
|Government Type||constitutional federal republic|
|Capital Name||Washington, DC|
|Capital - geographic coordinate||38 53 N, 77 02 W|
|Capital Time Difference||
UTC-5 (during Standard Time)
note: the 50 United States cover six time zones
|Daylight Savings Time||+1hr, begins second Sunday in March; ends first Sunday in November|
|Independence||4 July 1776 (declared); 3 September 1783 (recognized by Great Britain)|
|National Holiday||Independence Day, 4 July (1776)|
|Constitution||previous 1781 (Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union); latest drafted July - September 1787, submitted to the Congress of the Confederation 20 September 1787, submitted for states' ratification 28 September 1787, ratification completed by nine states 21 June 1788, effective 4 March 1789; amended many times, last in 1992|
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