United States Regions

United States Regions

A map gallery shows commonly described regions in the United States. A map with and without state abbreviations is included.

Grades

2 - 8

Subjects

Geography, Human Geography

A region is an area of land that has common features. A region can be defined by natural or artificial features. Language, government, or religion can define a region, as can forests, wildlife, or climate. A common way of referring to regions in the United States is grouping them into 5 regions according to their geographic position on the continent: the Northeast, Southwest, West, Southeast, and Midwest. Geographers who study regions may also find other physical or cultural similarities or differences between these areas.

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Last Updated

August 26, 2022

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