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ID: 7012149
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  United States (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 38 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 38.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 098 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -98.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Settled 40,000 years ago by ancestors of Amerindians; diverse cultures developed; Spanish, French, British and others settled here from 16th century, native cultures were largely destroyed; nation expanded westward through 19th century; had Civil War in 1860s; official language is English, though a sizable minority speaks Spanish, and various other languages are also spoken.

Names:
United States (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)  ............ commonly used short form of the official name
United States of America (C,V,O,English,U,N)
America (C,V)  ............ term is most commonly used to refer to the USA, though occasionally refers to continents of N & S America
Estados Unidos de América (C,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
États-Unis d'Amérique (C,O,French-P,U,N)
Verenigde Staten (C,O)
Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika (C,O)
Соединенные Штаты Америки (C,O,Russian-P,U)
美利坚合众国 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
ا وًلايات المخحدة الأمرٍى ةِ (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
USA (C,O,ISO3L)
US (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO840 (C,O,ISO3N)
American (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  declared independence of Britain in 1776; with current constituent states, since 1959
primary political unit (C)  ............  since July 4, 1776
independent sovereign nation (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Washington .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, DC) [7013962]
member of ....  North Atlantic Treaty Organization .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029610]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1945

Sources and Contributors:
America..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 674
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
American..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 39
Estados Unidos de América..........  [VP]
............................................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 90
............................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 30 July 2009
États-Unis d'Amérique..........  [VP]
......................................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 90
......................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 30 July 2009
ISO840..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 21
United States..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..........................  CIA, World Fact Book (1995)
..........................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..........................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1251 ff.
United States of America..........  [FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
.........................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 967 ff.
.........................................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 102
.........................................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 741
.........................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
.........................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
US..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 21
USA..........  [BHA, FDA, VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 772
Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika..........  [VP]
.....................................................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 1528
Verenigde Staten..........  [VP]
.............................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) I, 812
Соединенные Штаты Америки..........  [VP]
............................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
美利坚合众国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
ا وًلايات المخحدة الأمرٍى ةِ..........  [VP]
...............................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 674
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 967 ff.
..................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 1528
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1995)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) I, 812
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 21
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 772
..................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 102
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 741; 90
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 39
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1251 ff.
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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