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     from the Kingdom of Great Britain

- Declared Jul 4, 1776

- Recognized September 3, 1783

- Current constitution June 21, 1788

 

- Total 9,826,675 km2 [1][c](3rd/4th)


3,794,101 sq mi

- Water (%) 6.76


   

- 2010 census 308,745,538 [2] (April)

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- Per capita $47,701[3] (6th)


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- Total $14.256 trillion[3] (1st)

- Per capita $46,381[3] (9th)

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