The United States of America (more commonly known as United States, or simply U.S. or U.S.A.) is a federal republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district. The country is located on the North American continent in Earth's Western hemisphere. The 48 contiguous states and its capital Washington, D.C., are in central North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is the northwestern part of North America and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific.

The majority of J.A. Areces' Salem Concord book series is set in the United States, most notably the state of Florida.

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