United States Government Capital name: Washington, DC; geographic coordinates: 38 53 N, 77 02 W; time difference: UTC-5 (during Standard Time); daylight saving time: 1hr, begins second Sunday in March; ends first Sunday in November; note: the 50 United States cover six time zones
United States Government Independence day is 4th of July, 1776 (from Great Britain)
Mississippi Latitude Facts: 32.7673 and Mississippi Longitude Facts: -89.6812
United States Government Legislative branch bicameral Congress consists of the Senate (100 seats, 2 members are elected from each state by popular vote to serve six-year terms; one-third are elected every two years) and the House of Representatives (435 seats; members are directly elected by popular vote to serve two-year terms); elections: Senate - last held 7 November 2006 (next to be held November 2008); House of Representatives - last held 7 November 2006 (next to be held November 2008); election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Democratic Party 49, Republican Party 49, independent 2; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Democratic Party 233, Republican Party 202.
United States People Population 303,824,640 (July 2008 estimate)
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United States Economy Economic aid - donor ODA, $23.53 billion (2006)