Glossary of Geography of United States
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- Where is the mouth of the Colorado River?
- Gulf of Mexico
- What mountains were formed more than 300 million years ago?
- The Rocky Mountains
- What were Detroit and St. Louis founded as?
- French fur trading forts
- What are the two largest Native American groups in the Intermountain region?
- Navajo and the Hopi Native Americans
- California's most precious natural resource is
- New England is in what climate region
- Humid Continental
- What major crops are grown in the southern states?
- winter vegetables, sugar cane, peaches, rice and peanuts
- What river forms the international boundary between the US and Mexico?
- Rio Grande
- What percentage of Americans live in urban areas?
- The Ohio River runs through which states?
- Ohio, Indiana, Illinois
- The population of the United States is approximately
- 292 million
- Who were the earliest inhabitants of the intermountain west region?
- Native Americans
- Where is the greatest concentration of population in the United States?
- New England states in the Northeastern region
- Which are the top 10 U.S. Rivers?
- What year did Alaska and Hawaii become states of the United States?
- Arizona is in what region?
- Interior West region
- Before the Europeans arrived, the largest Native Alaskan group consisted of?
- Inuit or Eskimos
- Napa Valley near San Francisco is famous for what?
- Vineyards (where they make wine)
- The smallest US state in terms of area is?
- Rhode Island
- What does the Megalopolis include?
- New England and Midatlantic states
- The source of the Missouri River is in what state?
- What is Alaska's most important natural resource today?
- What small body of water connects Lake Superior with Lake Huron?
- St. Mary's River
- What states do the Appalachian Mountains go through?
- New York, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia
North Carolina South Carolinas
- New England's many colleges and universities have?
- been the national leader in higher education
- What metropolitan area is known as the metroplex?
- Dallas-Fort Worth
- Hawaii economy is dominated by?
- 85% of California's water is used for?
- agriculture and farming
- What are some of the challenges that face the state of California?
- high housing costs
loss of farm land
- The major source of water for Nevada, Arizona, and Southern California is?
- Colorado River aqueducts
- What is the largest city in the intermountain west region?
- Phoenix, Arizona
- The outflow of the Yukon River is what?
- Lake Laberge
- What city is the economic center of the Great Plains?
- Denver, Colorado
- What separates the major river systems of North America into those that flow eastward and those that flow westward
- Continental Divide
- What is Hawaii's most populated island?
- In the Great Plains region, farmers often combine live stock raising with what??
- wheat farming
- What are large modern farms owned by big corporations called?
- Agribusiness (mostly in California)
- Why is Hawaii's cost of living high?
- More than 80% of all food, energy, and materials are imported
- Fishing and forestry sources are probably most important to the economy of what states?
- New England states
- Who were the original inhabitants of Hawaii?
- Polynesians from the South Pacific
- What is the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area?
- Houston, Texas
- The southern United States contains about 90% of the country's what?
- U. S. textile industry
- What city was established by the Spanish in 1718 and is bilingual today?
- San Antonio, Texas
- The United States was the first country to develop what?
- Automobile production
- What rivers flow into the Mississippi?
- Missouri, Ohio, Arkansas, Tennessee and the Red River
- What city is a major oil tanker port and home to its famous jazz?
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- What region is West Virginia in?
- Northeastern United States
- What percentage of their income do Americans spend on food?
- The mouth of the Columbia River is the...?
- Pacific Ocean
- Coal mining is most associated with what region?
- Mid Atlantic States
- Today the US is about __ percent European Americans and ___ percent African American?
- 75% European American
12% African American
- The three largest metropolitan areas in the United States are?
- New York
- What landform extends from north and south from Canada to New Mexico and from the Great Plains to the Intermountain Range?
- Rocky Mountains
- What state has the lowest population?
- What body of water connects Lake Ontario with the Atlanta Ocean?
- St. Lawrence Seaway
- States that border each other as a single unit are called?
- How many climate types are there in the United States?
- Who arrived 500 years ago and claimed the southern part of the US?
- The Spanish
- The US ranks ___ in world land area?
- The US ranks ___ in population in the world?
- What region stretches along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico from New York?
- Coastal Plains
- What are the two leading fishing states of the south?
- Texas and Louisiana
- What country did corn originate in?
- What percentage of the world's fresh water does the Great Lakes contain?
- What makes Hawaii unique among US states?
- It is a series of islands
- Recent immigration to the US has been mostly from where?
- Middle and South America and Asia
- As the US has become less industrialized and more technological, people have moved where?
- out from the cities and into suburbs
- The application of biology to industrial processes is called what?
- What state has the lowest per capita income?
- The life expectancy of women in the United States is....
- 79 yrs.
- The area of this state covers an area of one-fifth the size of the rest of the country.
- This city is the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints (Mormon)
- Salt Lake City, Utah
- Name of places that often reflect the history and culture of a region are called
- What was the first industrialized area of North America?
- Middle Atlantic states
- The largest state in the nation in terms of population
- The United States and Canada share the longest ......?
- The Rio Grande is closer to what city?
- San Antonio
- Tobacco was introduced to early settlers by
- Native Americans
- This city is a major port and manufacturing city on Lake Erie
- Cleveland, Ohio
- Land in this region is better suited to grazing rather than farming.
- Great Plains located in the Interior West
- What state is the nation's leading agriculture producer?
- What city was founded by the French in 1718 and lies on the Mississippi River?
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- What subregion is the most populated and urbanized region with the greatest concentration of factories, banks, and universities?
- Northeast region
- The Erie Canal, built in 1825, was the first water route to connect the Great Lakes to the what?
- Atlantic Ocean
- What U.S. city is the home of the world's largest aircraft producer?
- Seattle, Washington
- What is the deepest and largest of the Great Lakes?
- Lake Superior
- What state has the lowest population the the United States?
- What city is located at the mouth of the Hudson River?
- New York City
- What state has the highest per capita income in the U.S.?
- What state has North America's highest mountain peak.
- Mt. McKinley, Alaska
- Almost 30% of the world's _____ reserves are in the United States?
- What percent of the American population are farmers?
- less than 3 %
- One of the most severe climates of any inhabited area in the world is in this region
- Death Valley located in the Pacific region
- This is one of the world's major cotton growing areas
- The source of the Mississippi River
- Lake Itasea
- The most populated and urbanized region in the United States is?
- Northeastern region
- Where is the Mojave desert?
- What city is at the mouth of the Mississippi River?
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Lake Superior shares a border with what two states?
- Michigan and Minnesota
- The Missouri and Mississippi Rivers intersect at what city?
- St. Louis, Missouri
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