Location and Geography: Texas is America's second-largest state behind Alaska, and the largest one that is not separated from the main body of the United States. It is well-known for being impossibly large, larger than a great many countries in the world. Of all the states, it shares the longest border with Mexico. Texas usually appears in the public imagination as a barren desert, but in truth it encompasses a diverse range of ecosystems ranging from mountains ....Read More →
Location and Geography: Hawaii is unique among US states in terms of its geography. It is actually a large chain of Polynesian islands, located in the Pacific Ocean more than two thousand miles away from the continental United States. It has a tropical ecosystem unlike any other state, and is well-known for its many beautiful and scientifically interesting volcanoes.
Counties and Regions: Hawaii does not have "regions" like other states, as it is an island archipelago and ....Read More →
Location and Geography: The entire state of Florida is more or less a giant peninsula extending from the southeastern portion of the United States. It is known for its unique wildlife and its delicate but beautiful environment of wetlands and coastlines. It is perhaps the wettest of the states, being mostly surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, with much of its land area being swamps and marshes.
Counties and Regions: Florida has 67 ....Read More →
Location and Geography: The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the only original U.S. colony not to border the sea, being mostly surrounded by land and with a small connection to Lake Erie in the northwest. The state is known for its rivers and wooded areas, extending from a cold mountainous region in the west to a warmer, wetter climate in the eastern portion.
Counties and Regions: Pennsylvania has sixty-seven counties, but can also be broken up into ....Read More →
Location and Geography: New Jersey is a relatively small state located in the East Coast of the United States, between the Delaware River and the Atlantic Ocean. It is known for being densely populated and has few areas within it that are not part of an urban landscape.
Counties and Regions: New Jersey has a total of twenty-one counties, but because it is such an urban state, these are generally grouped into a given number of ....Read More →
Location and Geography: Oregon is located in the portion of the United States known as the Pacific Northwest, directly beneath the state of Washington. Oregon is known for its evergreen forests and for the Cascade Mountains, which divide the state from north to south. On the western side of the Cascades, the state is green and rainy; on the eastern side, it is dry and rugged.
Counties and Regions: The state of Oregon is divided into ....Read More →
Location and Geography: Georgia is located in the southeastern part of the United States, in what is known as the Deep South. It borders the Atlantic Ocean between the states of Florida and South Carolina. The state is known for its hot and humid summers, and is one of the areas of the United States that is quite vulnerable to tropical storms.
Counties and Regions: The state of Georgia has 159 counties, the second most in ....Read More →
Location and Geography: The state of Nevada is found in the western part of the United States, located between California and the so-called "Four Corners" of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Nevada is a very dry state, and its land area is largely made up of desert. Nevada is the largest U.S. state that is bordered only by other states.
Counties and Regions: Nevada has only seventeen counties, which are listed below:
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