The United States. 4 Key Regions Of the Country. The 48 connected states are called the CONTINENTAL states. About 6,500 square miles of land…. Alaska – 591,004 Square Miles Lower 48 States – 3,021,295 Square Miles. Washington, D.C. is the national capital.
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4 Key Regions Of the Country
D. C. is not a state, but is referred to as a “federal district”.
Some geographers place Delaware and Maryland in the South, but I agree with putting them in the Northeast.
Pittsburgh, Penn. –
Major coal and steel producing center of the U. S.
Oklahoma is also sometimes included in the Midwest. In sub-regions, Texas is also sometimes placed in the Southwest.
Its central location has made it a transportation center.
At one time it was known as the “Flour Capital of the World” because of its grain processing.
“The Gateway to the West” is also a major river port on the Mississippi River
Kansas City –
Located in the center of the U. S., it is famous for its music contributions and its barbecue.
A major port, tourist, and military center.
San Francisco –
A major port, business/ financial center, and tourist destination.
Portland, Oregon –
A major lumber center and port, even though it is 100 miles inland.
Largest city in the Rockies, and major transportation/trade center.
Salt Lake City, Utah –
Centrally located as the “Crossroads of the West”.
Some very interesting people also come from the awesome town of Rigby…