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This union of 50 states, some as large and diverse as many independent countries, stretches its lower 48 between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans of North America bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south; Alaska reaches into the Arctic Circle at the continent’s most northwest extremity between Russia and Canada; Hawaii stretches an archipelago of more than 20 volcanic islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean 2000 miles from the mainland. The United States also includes five US territories in the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Each state and territory boasts its own history, culture, architectural styles, cuisine, climate, and landscape.
States and Regions of the United States
Note: To simplify by culture and geography, the map below shows generalized regions; however, as with the arrays of life, these categories are not absolutes. Many states may embody multiple aspects and could be shown in more than one region or perhaps completely independent.
Massachusetts + Connecticut + Rhode Island + Vermont + New Hampshire + Maine
+ Maryland + Delaware + Pennsylvania + New Jersey + New York
West Virginia + Virginia + North Carolina + Kentucky + Tennessee + Arkansas
Louisiana + Mississippi + Alabama + Georgia + South Carolina
New Mexico + Arizona + Utah + Nevada
Colorado + Wyoming + Montana + Idaho
Illinois + Indiana + Ohio + Michigan + Wisconsin + Minnesota
North Dakota + South Dakota + Nebraska + Kansas + Oklahoma + Iowa + Missouri
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