Regions of the USA

The United States consist of fifty states, and are divided into six different regions: New England, Middle Atlantic States, the South, The Midwest, the Southwest and the West. The land has an enormous land area, and therefore there are bound to be differences between the regions.


New England is a region in the northeastern corner of the United States. It consists of six states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. New England Is the smallest region in The USA, and it got its name from the English Protestants settlers who came to the new world looking for religious freedom and settled in this area. It`s also the oldest defined region of the United States.

Middle Atlantic States form a region generally located between New England and the South. Five states make up this region: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. The Middle Atlantic States has played an important role in the development of American culture, commerce, trade and industry.

The South stretches from Virginia south to Florida, west to central Texas and north to parts of Missouri and Oklahoma. The area was first settled by English Protestants. After 1800 the differences between the north and the south became more and more pronounced. The south states raised cotton and tobacco on plantations. They were therefore depending on the slave labour to have enough workers.

The Midwest stretches west from Ohio to eastern Colorado and north up to North Dakota. The region consists of the twelve states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Most of the landscape of the Midwest is flat enormous areas of fertile soil which has made it possible to harvest large amounts of cereal crops such as wheat, oats and corn. That’s why The Midwest is often known as the nation’s “breadbasket”.

The Southwest covers western Texas, parts of Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and southern California. This area is much drier than the rest of the regions, and therefore it`s less densely populated. There are large dessert areas and wide open spaces, that makes the geography different from the other states.

The West stretches from Colorado to northern California in the west and up to Washington and Montana in the north. The region also including the two states Alaska and Hawaii.
Los Angles has long been famous for Hollywood an its film industry. It is today the second largest city in the US.

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