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Sunbelt

[suhn-belt]

Region, south and southwestern U.S. It is characterized by a warm climate, rapid population growth since 1970, and relatively conservative voting patterns. Comprising 15 states, it extends from Virginia and Florida in the southeast through Nevada in the southwest, and includes southern California.

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Sunbeam may refer to:

  • Sunlight
  • Crepuscular rays, rays of sunlight that appear to radiate from a single point in the sky (such as a gap in clouds)

In business:

  • Sunbeam Bread, a franchised brand of white bread
  • Sunbeam Products, an American appliance/consumer products manufacturer founded in 1897
  • Sunbeam Television, an American television station owner which owns WSVN in Miami, Florida, and WHDH and WLVI in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sunbeam Foods Group, an Australian dried fruits company established in 1926 in Mildura as Co-operative Dried Fruit Sales Pty Ltd

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