United States of America
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|Country||United States of America|
|Form of government||Federal Presidential Republic|
|Size in km²||9147420|
|Year of construction||1826 / 1836 (ext) / 2008 (ext)|
|Architect||William Thornton (GB)/ Benjamin Henry Latrobe (GB), Charles Bulfinch (US)/ Thomas U. Walter (US, ext)|
The United States Capitol is the meeting place of the United States Congress, the legislature of the U.S. federal government. Located in Washington, D.C., it sits atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall. Though it has never been the geographic center of the federal district, the Capitol is the origin by which the quadrants of the District are divided and the city was planned. Officially, both the east and west sides of the Capitol are referred to as fronts. Historically, however, only the east front of the building was intended for the arrival of visitors and dignitaries. Like the federal buildings for the executive and judicial branches, it is built in the distinctive neoclassical style and has a white exterior.
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The "United States Capitol", located on Capitol Hill, houses the bicameral legislature of the USA, the Congress. The building served as a role model for many other parliament buildings with its neo-classical structure and its iconic dome. The Capitol was built in very long construction periods and with adaptions under various architects, due to changing needs of the legislative chambers, the restoration after the War of 1812, and planning mistakes.
Facts & Figures
|Members of parliament||434||GPD per capita in PPP in US$||54.629|
|Number of women||84||HDI||0,915|
|Pop. per MP||741.414||Democracy index||8,05|
|CO2 total||5.334.530||CO2 per capita||16,50|