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United States

Area (km²)9,833,517357,022
ContinentNorth AmericaEurope
Land area (km²)9,147,593348,672
Water area (km²)685,9248,350
Land boundaries (km)12,0483,714
Border countries
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Switzerland
Coastline (km)19,9242,389
Mean elevation (m)760263
Lowest point (m)-86-3
Highest point (m)6,1902,963
Official languages
  • English
  • German
ReligionProtestantRoman Catholic
Long country nameUnited States of AmericaFederal Republic of Germany
Short country nameUnited StatesGermany
Long local name-Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Short local name-Deutschland
Former name-
  • German Reich
Government typeConstitutional federal republicFederal parliamentary republic
CapitalWashington, DCBerlin
GDP (PPP) (USD)19,490,000,000,0004,199,000,000,000
GDP (OER) (USD)19,490,000,000,0003,701,000,000,000
GDP (real growth rate) (%)2.22.5
GDP - per capita (PPP) (USD)59,80050,800
Gross national saving (% of GDP)18.928
Labor force160,400,00045,900,000
Unemployment rate (%)4.43.8
Population below poverty line (%)15.116.7
Budget revenues (USD)3,315,000,000,0001,665,000,000,000
Budget expenditures (USD)3,981,000,000,0001,619,000,000,000
Military expenditures (% of GDP)3.421.38
Taxes and other revenues (% of GDP)1745
Budget surplus or deficit (% of GDP)-3.41.3
Public debt (% of GDP)78.863.9
Inflation rate (%)2.11.7
Central bank discount rate (%)0.50
Commercial bank prime lending rate (%)4.11.67
Stock of narrow money (USD)3,512,000,000,0002,453,000,000,000
Stock of broad money (USD)3,512,000,000,0002,453,000,000,000
Stock of domestic credit (USD)21,590,000,000,0005,033,000,000,000
Market value of publicly traded shares (USD)25,070,000,000,0001,716,000,000,000
Current account balance (USD)-449,100,000,000291,000,000,000
Exports (USD)1,553,000,000,0001,434,000,000,000
Imports (USD)2,361,000,000,0001,135,000,000,000
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold (USD)123,300,000,000200,100,000,000
External debt (USD)17,910,000,000,0005,326,000,000,000
National currencyUS Dollareuros
National currency (code)USDEUR
National currency (symbol)$
National currency rate to USD-0.885

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