United States United States Current Local Time; Date, time zone, and time difference

The current local time is WashingtonUnited States

2024-07-22 ,Monday
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Current time is higher than Beijing time

-12 hour

United States Related information

Capital: Washington, D.C.

City English Name: Washington, D.C.

Country: United States

Country English Name: United States

Province: N/A (United States is a federal republic consisting of 50 states, not provinces)

Province English Name: N/A

Country Area Code: +1

Longitude and Latitude: 39.0391° N, 77.0635° W

Currency: US Dollar (USD)

Language: English (official); Spanish (significant minority)

IANA Time Zone: America/New_York

Standard Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Daylight Saving Time: Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


The United States of America, often referred to as the US or America, is a federal republic located in North America. It is the world's third-largest country by land area and population, with 50 states and a federal district (Washington, D.C.). The country is highly diverse, with a population of over 330 million people from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

The history of the United States can be traced back to the 16th century, when European explorers arrived in the region. The foundation of the modern nation was laid in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence, after which the United States fought and won its independence from Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War. The young nation rapidly expanded westward, acquiring territory through purchase, conquest, and annexation.

The United States has a rich history marked by significant events such as the abolition of slavery, the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, and the Civil Rights Movement. Today, the country is a global superpower with a strong economy and a major role in international affairs.

The United States is a constitutional democracy with a strong emphasis on individual rights and freedoms. The Constitution of the United States, ratified in 1787, is the supreme law of the land and guarantees citizens a range of fundamental rights, including freedom of speech, religion, and the press. The country has a two-party system, with the Democratic and Republican parties being the major political forces.

The United States is a highly developed country with a mixed economy that combines free market capitalism with a substantial role for government regulation and social welfare programs. It is the world's largest economy, with a gross domestic product (GDP) of over $20 trillion. The country is a major hub for global commerce and innovation, with leading industries in technology, finance, and healthcare.

The United States is also renowned for its cultural heritage, boasting a vibrant arts and entertainment scene. The country has contributed significantly to global literature, music, film, and television. American culture has had a profound impact on societies around the world through its widespread influence in mass media and popular culture.

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