The United States of America has a diverse landscape as is shown in the US Topographic maps. In eastern USA there are flat and broad coastal plains which line the Atlantic area. The stretch from New York City to the Texas-Mexico border is a gulf and this includes the Florida peninsula as well.
Further inside eastern USA there are a number of temperate forests and rolling hills. The Appalachian Mountains have created a column of low mountains, which separate the seaboard from the Mississippi Basin and the Great Lakes.
North-Central USA Topography
In north-central USA the five Great Lakes of USA are located. Four of these form part of the US Canada border. The southeastern part of United States is filled up with subtropical forests. The mangrove wetlands are located close to the gulf coast of USA, especially in Florida.
Mississippi River Basin Topography
The US topographic maps also reveal that the Mississippi River basin and its big eastern tributaries - Tennessee River and Ohio River - are located to the west of the Appalachian Mountains. The Midwest and the Tennessee and Ohio valleys are filled with productive farmland and rolling hills and stretch to the Gulf Coast in the south. The Great Plains of US are located to the west of the Mississippi River.
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