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Geographic Regions of the US
Regions of the United States are Geographic Areas
Region is a geographical term that is used in various ways among the different branches of geography. In general, a region is a medium-scale area of Earth or water, smaller than the whole areas of interest (which could be, for example, the world, a nation, a river basin, mountain range, and so on), and larger than a specific site or location. A region can be seen as a collection of smaller units (as in "the New England states") or as one part of a larger whole (as in "the New England region of the United States").
Regions are areas and or the spaces used in the study of geography. A region can be defined by physical characteristics, human characteristics and functional characteristics. In other words, 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.
The regions of the United States are geographic areas which include multiple states. The regional groupings presented here and their definitions are from standard language used by libraries and reflect the groupings used in the classification system for maps.
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