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North Central Region. Sky Kapeller - Rafael Davila . Period 7 Ms. Haselton. North Central Region. Regional Climate. Temperature fluctuates based on season. States . North Dakota. North Dakota. Capital: Bismarck Major Cites: Fargo and Bismarck Population: 643,000

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north central region

North Central Region

Sky Kapeller - Rafael Davila

Period 7

Ms. Haselton

regional climate
Regional Climate

Temperature fluctuates based on season

north dakota1
North Dakota

Capital: Bismarck

Major Cites: Fargo and Bismarck

Population: 643,000

First to complete the Interstate highway system

Only state to never have an earthquake

state climate
State Climate
  • Typical continental climate
  • Unpredictable weather
  • rainfall is sparse to moderate
  • periods of drought

average annual temperature ranges from 7 degrees F in January, to 69 degrees F in July.

economy
Economy
  • Fertile soil allows for agricultural economy to be much larger then other states.
  • Wheat/ cattle/ calves/ soybeans etc.
  • Valuable petroleum mines
  • Ranked high in farm machinery manufacturing.
  • Cattle is state's most important product in livestock category.
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South Dakota

Capital: Pierre (14,000)

Major Cities: Sioux Falls, Rapid City

Population: 765,000

Largest Native American populations

Mt. Rushmore was called Mountain of Rock

state climate1
State Climate
  • hot summers and extremely cold winters.
  • average rainfall annually is 24.7 inches.
  • average of 41 inches of snow fall in Sioux Falls.
  • Normal temperature around January is 12 degrees F and 74 degrees around July.
  • Record high at 120*F at Gannvalley on July 5, 1936
economy1
Economy
  • Livestock and livestock products are most important agricultural products in state.
  • #7 leading beef cattle, hogs, lambs, sheep, and wool producing state.
  • Leading manufacturer of computers and computer components
  • Granite, clays, limestone, crushed stone, sand and gravel and petroleum.
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Nebraska

Capital: Lincoln

Major Cities: Lincoln and Omaha

Population: 1,740,000

9-1-1 emergency phone system first developed

Omaha is home to the largest coffee pot

state climate2
State Climate
  • Average rainfall annually is 30 inches
  • Annual snowfall is 21 inches.
  • Two climate zones
  • Tornado Alley
  • Thunderstorms are common in the spring and summer months
  • Continental weather
economy2
Economy
  • Agriculture is the backbone

of Nebraska's economy.

  • Ranked #3 among the states in total livestock receipts.
  • Western coal and oil deposits
  • Corn is most important crop along with others like soybeans, hay, etc.
nebraska3
Nebraska

Capital: Lincoln

Major Cities: Lincoln and Omaha

Population: 1,740,000

9-1-1 emergency phone system first developed

Omaha is home to the largest coffee pot

state climate3
State Climate
  • Average rainfall annually is 30 inches
  • Annual snowfall is 21 inches.
  • Two climate zones
  • Tornado Alley
  • Thunderstorms are common in the spring and summer months
  • Continental weather
economy3
Economy
  • Agriculture is the backbone

of Nebraska's economy.

  • Ranked #3 among the states in total livestock receipts.
  • Western coal and oil deposits
  • Corn is most important crop along with others like soybeans, hay, etc.
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Minnesota

Interesting Facts- Over 10,000 lakes

12th biggest state in the U.S.

Population- 5,025,000

Capitol- St. Paul

Major Cities- Minneapolis and Rochester

state climate4
State Climate
  • Also has continental climate
  • Maritime climate
  • Snowfall extremes during winter.
  • Annual snowfall has ranged from 170 inches in the Superior highlands as a high to 10 inches as a low in southern Minnesota.
  • Prone to flooding from snowmelt runoffs and ice jams.
economy4
Economy
  • Headquarters 31 publicly traded companies such as Target and Unite-Health Group.
  • U.S.'s largest producer of sugar beets, sweet corn, and green peas.
  • Forestry is also a major industry that contributes to the economy.
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Iowa

Population-2,950,000

Capitol- Des Moines

Major Cities: Davenport and Cedar Rapids

Interesting Fact- Birthplace of Herbert Hoover

state climate5
State Climate
  • Lies in humid continental zone
  • Generally hot summer, cold winters, and wet springs.
  • Annual temperature varies widely
  • Annual precipitation averages 34.7 inches of rainfall.
  • Average snowfall is around 30 inches.
economy5
Economy
  • Based around agriculture
  • Manufacturing is farm centered.
  • Leader in milk production
  • Leading source of livestock is hog and beef cattle.
  • Leading producer of corn and soybeans
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Wisconsin

Capital: Madison

Major Cities: Milwaukee and Madison

Population: 5,700,000

First typewriter was invented in Milwaukee

The state flower is the "Road Construction Ahead"

Named #1 drunkest state in the

U.S.

state climate6
State Climate
  • Average annual temperature ranges from 39 F in the North and 50 F in the south
  • Annual precipitation is 30 to 34 inches of rainfall.
  • Continental climate
  • Cold, snowy winters favor a variety of winter sports.
economy6
Economy
  • Based around agriculture, manufacturing, and health-care.
  • Produces about a quarter of America's cheese.
  • Leading producer of butter
  • Tourism is a major industry
  • Major producer of paper, packaging, and other consumer goods.
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Illinois

Capitol- Springfield

Major Cities- Joliet, Rockford, and Chicago

Population- 12,869,257

Surrounded by many famous lakes.

Fun Fact- The fist pinball machine

was invented in 1930, Chicago

state climate7
State Climate
  • Temperate climate compared to other states.
  • 36 inches of rainfall annually
  • High winds at an average of 10.5 mph
  • Average snowfall is 34 inches
  • Also in tornado alley
  • Prone to thunderstorms
economy7
Economy
  • Chicago is home to large companies such as McDonald's, Motorola, and United Airlines.
  • Economy is based around agriculture outside the urban areas.
  • Leading state in chemical and food manufacturing.
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Indiana

Capitol- Indianapolis

(Home to one Memorial Day Indianapolis 500.)

Population- 6,200,000

Major Cities: Evansville and Bloomington

Interesting Fact: 38th biggest state in the U.S.

state climate8
State Climate
  • Climate varies between the north and south
  • Annual temperature is 49*F-58*F in the north

Annual temperature is 57*F in the south

  • Humid continental climate
economy8
Economy
  • High percentage of income from manufacturing
  • Ranked first in Midwest and sixth in the country for best place to do business according to CEO magazine.
  • Hogs are most valuable livestock product, followed by milk, beef cattle, and eggs.
michigan1
Michigan

Capitol- Lansing

Major Cities- Detroit and Grand Rapids

Interesting Fact- A.k.a Wolverine State

Birthplace of the soda pop in 1866

Surrounded by four of the great lakes

Population- 10,100,000

state climate9
State Climate
  • Temperate climate with well-defined seasons
  • Towards the south is more continental-like climate
  • Average annual precipitation is 32.9 inches of
  • Cloudy from water vapor
economy9
Economy
  • Major industries include automobiles, pizza, and furniture
  • Leading grower of Christmas trees
  • Manufacturing counts for 30% of economy
  • "Motor City" in Detroit
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Ohio

Capital: Columbus

Major Cities: Cleveland and Cincinnati

Population: 11,000,000

Cleveland is home to America's first traffic light

state climate10
State Climate
  • Humid continental zone
  • Average temperature annually ranges from 61*F to 42*F
  • Average annual snowfall is 56.3 inches in Cleveland
  • Average precipitation is 42.6 inches of rainfall annually
economy10
Economy
  • Top agricultural products produced would be soybeans, corn for grains, dairy products, and hog.
  • Leading producer of eggs in the nation
  • Manufacturing is the most important
  • Coal is number one in the mining industry
physicool features
Physicool Features

Chicago, Illinois

Detroit, Michigan

Cleveland, Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio

Ohio River

Missouri River Lake Superior

Lake Huron Lake Erie

Lake Michigan Lake Ontario

Mt. Rushmore

missouri river
Missouri River

-The longest river in North America.

-2,341 miles.

- It was the main route for western expansion during the 1800s.

lake huron
Lake Huron

-Lake Huron is the third

largest lake on Earth

-Lake Huron has the largest shoreline, counting its 30,000 islands

-In 1913, a great storm sunk ten ships and more than twenty were driven ashore

lake michigan
Lake Michigan

-Second largest Great

Lake

-More than 12 million

people live along the shores

-Was the site of major shipping during the industrial revolution

lake superior
Lake Superior

-Lake Superior is the

largest of the great lakes

-It contains a large island which has many lakes, and some of those lakes have islands

-Major shipping lane for Iron Ore during the industrial revolution

lake erie
Lake Erie

-The Niagara falls empty Lake

Erie into Lake Ontario

-Lake Erie is called such because of the tribe of Native Americans that lived along the southern shore, known as the Erie Tribe

-Lake Erie is responsible for the moisture output for the snows to the south

lake ontario
Lake Ontario

-Smallest of the great lakes,

Ontario is home to the largest

water fall, Niagara Falls

-A major shipping lane for ore, Lake Ontario has become heavily polluted from modern chemicals

mt rushmore
Mt. Rushmore

-The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson.

- It is in South Dakota.

chicago illionois
Chicago, Illionois

-Incorporated as a city in 1837.

-Third most populatied city in the U.S.

-40 million people visit Chicago annually.