Each region has distinct culture, history, climate, and geographic features, and more.
First map of the contiguous US shows four geographic regions: the East Coast, Midwest, South, and West.
The second map depicts physical regions of the country which are: Atlantic Coastal Plains, Appalachian Mountains, Great Lakes and Great Rivers Basin, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and Plateaus, Great Basin, Sierra Nevada and Cascades Mountains, and the Pacific Coast.
According to US Census Bureau, each of the four census regions is further divided into two or more census divisions. See table below –
|Regions of United States|
|Region 1 (The Northeast)|
|Division 1 (New England)||Division 2 (Middle Atlantic)|
|Region 2 (The Midwest)|
|Division 3 (East North Central)||Division 4 (West North Central)|
|Region 3 (The South)|
|Division 5 (South Atlantic)||Division 6 (East South Central)|
|District of Columbia||Mississippi|
|North Carolina||Division 7 (West South Central)|
|Region 4 (The West)|
|Division 8 (Mountain)||Division 9 (Pacific)|
Last Updated Data: October 17, 2016