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What are the 6 regions of the USA?

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The six regions of the United States are the Northeast, West, Southwest, Midwest, South and Mid-Atlantic. In addition to cultural differences, these regions differ in terms of physical features.

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The Northeast region, also referred to as New England, consists of states such as Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Land in this region isn't suitable for farming because it has a rough terrain and infertile soil. The region also suffers harsh and cold winters.

States in the West include Alaska, Colorado, California and Nevada. The West's first settlers were of Spanish descent. The region varies greatly in terms of climate and landscape. The Southwest region consists of Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The region has a hot and dry climate, and the terrain is flat.

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio are examples of states in the Midwest region. The region has fertile soils and is popular for producing crops such as wheat, oats and corn. Examples of states in the South region are Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Virginia. The region is popular with American tourists and retirees due to its landscape and temperate climate.

New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are examples of states in the Mid-Atlantic region. The region hosts some of the most densely populated cities in the United States, such as New York City.

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