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Flag of the United States of America

Names: The American flag, The Stars and Stripes; Red, White, and Blue; Old Glory; The Star-Spangled Banner; US flag; United States flag
Use: National flag and ensign
Proportion: 10:19
Adopted:
December 3, 1775
(Grand Union Flag)
June 14, 1777
(13-star version)
July 4, 1960
(current 50-star version)
Design: Thirteen horizontal stripes alternating red and white; in the canton, 50 white stars of alternating numbers of six and five per horizontal row on a blue field
The flag of the United States of America, often referred to as the American flag, is the national flag of the United States. It consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton (referred to specifically as the "union") bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows, where rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternate with rows of five stars. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states of the United States of America, and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and became the first states in the U.S. Nicknames for the flag include the Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, and the Star-Spangled Banner.

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Great Seal
Motto:
"In God We Trust"
Anthem:
"The Star-Spangled Banner"
March:
"The Stars and Stripes Forever"
Projection of North America with the United States in green
The United States and its territories
The United States, including its territories
Capital Washington, D.C.
38°53′N 77°01′W / 38.883°N 77.017°W / 38.883; -77.017
Largest city New York City
40°43′N 74°00′W / 40.717°N 74.000°W / 40.717; -74.000
Official languages None at federal level
National language English
Ethnic groups
(2018)
By race:
76.6% White
13.4% Black
5.8% Asian
2.7% Other/multiracial
1.3% Native American
0.2% Pacific Islander
Ethnicity:
18.1% Hispanic or Latino
81.9% non-Hispanic or Latino
Religion
(2017)
73.0% Christian
21.3% Unaffiliated
2.1% Jewish
0.8% Muslim
2.9% Other
Demonym(s) American
Government Federal presidential constitutional republic
• President
Donald Trump (R)
• Vice President
Mike Pence (R)
House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi (D)
• Chief Justice
John Roberts
Legislature Congress
• Upper house
Senate
• Lower house
House of Representatives
Independence
from Great Britain
• Declaration
July 4, 1776
• Confederation
March 1, 1781
• Treaty of Paris
September 3, 1783
Constitution
June 21, 1788
• Last polity admitted
March 24, 1976
Area
• Total area
3,796,742 sq mi (9,833,520 km2) (3rd/4th)
• Water (%)
6.97
• Total land area
3,531,905 sq mi (9,147,590 km2)
Population
• 2018 estimate
327,167,434 (3rd)
• 2010 census
308,745,538 (3rd)
• Density
85/sq mi (32.8/km2) (179th)
GDP (PPP) 2018 estimate
• Total
$20.891 trillion (2nd)
• Per capita
$62,518 (11th)
GDP (nominal) 2018 estimate
• Total
$20.891 trillion (1st)
• Per capita
$62,518 (7th)
Gini (2016) Negative increase 41.5
medium
HDI (2017) Increase 0.924
very high · 13th
Currency United States dollar ($) (USD)
Time zone UTC−4 to −12, +10, +11
• Summer (DST)
UTC−4 to −10
Date format mm/dd/yy
yyyy-mm-dd
Driving side right
Calling code +1
ISO 3166 code US
Internet TLD .us
.gov

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