U.S. Census Bureau Regions and Divisions.
Texas Hill Country
Standard federal regions
Bluegrass region, Kentucky
Federal Reserve districts.
Glass Mountains, Oklahoma
U.S. time zones. (Some U.S. time zones are not on this map.)
North Carolina's Appalachian Mountains
U.S. Courts of Appeals circuits
Field of yellow wildflowers in Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana
Bureau of Economic Analysis regions
Pearl River backwater in Mississippi
US map of the five ARS regions (USDA)
Misty Bluff along the Buffalo River, Ozark Mountains, Arkansas
Map showing the seven regions of the US National Park Service
Tidal wetlands of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland
A map of Alabama regions.
Cherry River in West Virginia
The Alaska Panhandle
The highlands of Grayson County in Southwest Virginia
American Samoa
1st Maryland Regiment holding the line at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in North Carolina, 1781
The Arizona Strip
The siege of Yorktown prompted Great Britain's surrender in North America during the American Revolutionary War, 1781
An enlargeable map of the Front Range Urban Corridor of Colorado and Wyoming.
Slaves on a South Carolina plantation (The Old Plantation, circa 1790)
The Greater Bridgeport Region in relation to other unofficial Connecticut regions.
Grove Plantation in Tallahassee, Florida. Known officially as the Call/Collins House at the Grove. Built circa 1840.
The Connecticut Panhandle and "The Oblong"
Horse race meeting at Jacksonville, Alabama, 1841
The First Coast
Historic Southern United States. The states in light red were considered "border states", and gave varying degrees of support to the Southern cause although they remained in the Union. This illustration depicts the original, trans-Allegheny borders of Virginia, and thus does not show West Virginia (which separated from Virginia in 1863) separately. Although members of the Five Tribes in Indian Territory (today part of Oklahoma) aligned themselves with the Confederacy, the region is not shaded because at the time it was a territory, not a state.
The Florida Panhandle
Atlanta's railroad roundhouse in ruins shortly after the end of the Civil War
Hawaiian archipelago
An African American family, photo-graphed by O'Pierre Havens, circa 1868
Main Hawaiian Islands
A Home on the Mississippi, by Currier and Ives, 1871
The Idaho Panhandle
Child laborers in Bluffton, South Carolina, 1913
Southern Illinois is also known as "Little Egypt".
An illustration from Houston: Where Seventeen Railroads Meet the Sea, 1913
Regions of Indiana
Photo of sharecropper family in Walker County, Alabama, circa 1937
Regions of Iowa.
Naval Air Station Miami, circa 1942–43
A map of Louisiana's regions
Street musicians in Maynardville, Tennessee, photographed in 1935
Maryland's regions
Alabama plays Texas in American football for the 2010 BCS National Championship Game
The Berkshire region of Massachusetts
Houston vs Texas face-off during the 2013 Lone Star Series in the American League West division of Major League Baseball
Michigan's regions
The start of the 2015 Daytona 500, the biggest race in NASCAR, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida
Regions of Minnesota
A rally against school integration in Little Rock, 1959.
The Missouri Bootheel
U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson signs the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Nebraska Panhandle
Bill Clinton, newly elected Governor of Arkansas speaking with Jimmy Carter in 1978. Carter and Clinton were both Southern Democrats and elected to the presidencies in 1976 and 1992.
Regions of North Carolina.
Racial segregation was required by state laws in the South and other U.S. states until 1964.
Northern Mariana Islands
The Oklahoma Panhandle
Washington, D.C.
Oregon's topography
Oregon's High Desert
Puerto Rico
South Dakota East River and West River
The Texas Panhandle
The United States Minor Outlying Islands (Navassa Island not on map)
A map of the Shenandoah Valley
New Orleans
Wisconsin's five geographic regions
University of Texas at Austin
Boy Scouts of America regions in 1992
Virginia Tech
University of Miami
Rice University

The Southern United States (sometimes Dixie, also referred to as the Southern States, the American South, the Southland, or simply the South) is a geographic and cultural region of the United States of America.

- Southern United States

Region 3: South

- List of regions of the United States

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Northeastern United States

New York, the most populous city in the Northeast and all of the United States
Philadelphia, the second most populous city in the Northeast and the sixth most populated city in the United States
Boston, the most populated city in Massachusetts and New England and the third most populated city in the Northeast
Embarkation of the Pilgrims, Robert Walter Weir (1857)
Penn's Treaty with the Indians, Benjamin West (1772)
The High Point Monument as seen from Lake Marcia at High Point, Sussex County, the highest elevation in New Jersey at 1803 ft above sea level
Cape Cod Bay, a leading tourist destination in Massachusetts
The Palisades along the Hudson River, New Jersey
U.S. Route 220 as it passes through Lamar Township, Pennsylvania
Downtown Providence, Rhode Island

The Northeastern United States (also referred to as the American Northeast or the Northeast) is a geographical region of the United States.

On the Atlantic coast of North America, Canada is to its north, the Southern United States is to its south, and to its west is the Midwestern United States.

Midwestern United States

Divisions of the Midwest by the U.S. Census Bureau into East North Central and West North Central, separated largely by the Mississippi River.
Scotts Bluff National Monument in western Nebraska
The Driftless Area as viewed from Wildcat Mountain State Park in Vernon County, Wisconsin
Flint Hills grasslands of Kansas
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
Prairie in Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa
Monks Mound, located at the Cahokia Mounds near Collinsville, Illinois, is the largest Pre-Columbian earthwork in America north of Mesoamerica and a World Heritage Site
Winnebago family (1852)
Young Oglala Lakota girl in front of tipi with puppy beside her, probably on or near Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Cumulus clouds hover above a yellowish prairie at Badlands National Park, South Dakota, native lands to the Sioux.
c. 1681 map of Marquette and Jolliet's 1673 expedition
Beaver hunting grounds, the basis of the fur trade
The state cessions that eventually allowed for the creation of the territories north and southwest of the River Ohio
Northwest Territory 1787
Louisiana Purchase 1803
Ohio River near Rome, Ohio
Lake Michigan is shared by four Midwestern states: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
The Upper Mississippi River near Harpers Ferry, Iowa
An animation depicting when United States territories and states forbade or allowed slavery, 1789–1861
1855 Free-State poster
A map of various Underground Railroad routes
Minneapolis, Minnesota is on the Mississippi River
Omaha, Nebraska, is on the Missouri River
Cincinnati, Ohio is on the Ohio River
Distribution of Americans claiming German Ancestry by county in 2018
German population density in the United States, 1870 census
A pastoral farm scene near Traverse City, Michigan, with a classic American red barn
Central Iowa cornfield in June
Standing wheat in Kansas, part of America's Breadbasket
Soybean fields at Applethorpe Farm, north of Hallsville in Ross County, Ohio
The Chicago Board of Trade Building a National Historic Landmark
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland
Mount Rushmore is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
The Milwaukee Art Museum is located on Lake Michigan.
The first local meeting of the new Republican Party took place here in Ripon, Wisconsin on March 20, 1854.
Midwestern Governors by party
Midwestern U.S. Senators by party for the 117th Congress
Midwestern U.S. Representatives by party for the 117th Congress

The Midwestern United States, also referred to as the Midwest or the American Midwest, is one of four census regions of the United States Census Bureau (also known as "Region 2").

It is between the Northeastern United States and the Western United States, with Canada to the north and the Southern United States to the south.

The South Atlantic States, U.S. Census Bureau Region 3, Division 5, consisting of the states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, as well as the District of Columbia.

South Atlantic states

The South Atlantic States, U.S. Census Bureau Region 3, Division 5, consisting of the states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, as well as the District of Columbia.

The South Atlantic United States form one of the nine Census Bureau Divisions within the United States that are recognized by the United States Census Bureau.

Together with the East South Central States (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee) and the West South Central States (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas), the South Atlantic States constitute the United States Census Bureau's broader Census Bureau Region of the South (the other three regions being the Northeast, Midwest and West, all of which have two divisions).

The states shown in red are included in the general term Northern United States.

Northern United States

Geographical or historical region of the United States.

Geographical or historical region of the United States.

The states shown in red are included in the general term Northern United States.
Map of the division of the states in the American Civil War (1861–1865). Blue (the U.S. Army's uniform color) indicates the northern Union states; light blue represents five Union states that permitted slavery (border states). Red represents southern seceded states in rebellion, also known as the Confederate States of America.

Geographically, the term includes the U.S. states and regions of the United States of America that are located across the northernmost part of the country.

Before 1865, the North was distinguished from the South on the issue of slavery.

West South Central states

The West South Central States form one of the nine Census Bureau Divisions of the United States that are officially designated by the United States Census Bureau.

The division is one of the three that together make up the broader Census Bureau Region known as the South (the other two being the South Atlantic states and the East South Central states).

East South Central states

The East South Central states constitute one of the nine Census Bureau Divisions of the United States.

The division is one of three that together make up the larger Census Bureau Region known as the South (the other two of which are the South Atlantic states and the West South Central states).

Western United States

While the West is defined by many occupations, the American cowboy is often used as an icon of the region, here portrayed by C. M. Russell.
The West, as the most recent part of the United States, is often known for broad highways and freeways and open space. Pictured is a road in Utah to Monument Valley.
Ofu Beach on Ofu Island in American Samoa
These maps from the 2000 US Census highlight differences from state to state of three minority groups. Note that most of the American Indian, Hispanic, and Asian population is in the West.
The Western United States is subdivided into three major physiographic regions: the Rocky Mountains (16–19), the Intermontane Plateaus (20–22), and the Pacific Mountains (23–25)
Zion National Park in southern Utah is one of five national parks in the state.
Big Sur, California
The Mojave Desert covers much of the Southwestern United States
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Red sunset twilight in Landers in the High Desert region of California
The High Desert region of Oregon
Feral horses in the Pryor Mountains of Southeast Montana
Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
Early Native American tribal territories
The first transcontinental railroad played a pivotal role in the history of the Western United States.
U.S. Route 66 accelerated the development of the Western United States.
Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument, Utah, contains petroglyphs left by the first inhabitants of the American Southwest.
The pioneers were among the earliest European Americans to settle in the western frontier.
The Hollywood sign in the Hollywood Hills, has come to represent the American film industry.
States where state-level laws allowed legalized medicinal marijuana before 2005
States that have no income tax at the state level

The Western United States (also called the American West, the Far West, and the West) is the region comprising the westernmost states of the United States.

To the east of the Western United States is the Midwestern United States and the Southern United States, with Canada to the north, and Mexico to the south.


State in the South Central region of the United States.

State in the South Central region of the United States.

Early Native American tribal territories
Nicolas de La Fora's 1771 map of the northern frontier of New Spain clearly shows the Provincia de los Tejas.
Stephen F. Austin was the first American empresario given permission to operate a colony within Mexican Texas.
Mexico in 1824. Coahuila y Tejas is the northeasternmost state.
Surrender of Santa Anna. Painting by William Henry Huddle, 1886.
The Republic of Texas with present-day borders superimposed
Captain Charles A. May's squadron of the 2nd Dragoons slashes through the Mexican Army lines. Resaca de la Palma, Texas, May 1846
Spindletop, the first major oil gusher
Sam Rayburn Reservoir
Texas Hill Country
Steinhagen Reservoir
Palo Duro Canyon
Franklin Mountains State Park
Big Bend National Park
Köppen climate types in Texas
Colonia in the Rio Grande Valley near the Mexico–United States border
A geomap depicting income by county as of 2014
Cotton modules after harvest in West Texas
An oil well
Brazos Wind Farm
Electronic Data Systems headquarters in Plano
Astronaut training at the Johnson Space Center in Houston
The Alamo is one of the most recognized symbols of Texas.
Big Tex presided over every Texas State Fair since 1952 until it was destroyed by a fire in 2012. Since then a new Big Tex was created.
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Houston
Texas A&M University
Rice University
The Texas Medical Center in Houston
The High Five Interchange in Dallas
"Welcome to Texas" sign
Terminal D at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Terminal E at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston
Port of Houston along the Houston Ship Channel
The Texas State Capitol at night
Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, 36th president of the United States
George W. Bush of Texas, 43rd president of the United States
AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys
Playoff game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lakers in 2007

Due to its size and geologic features such as the Balcones Fault, Texas contains diverse landscapes common to both the U.S. Southern and the Southwestern regions.

The vast geographic, economic, and cultural diversity within the state itself prohibits easy categorization of the whole state into a recognized region of the United States.

Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia, locally referred to as NOVA or NoVA, comprises several counties and independent cities in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States.

Northern Virginia, locally referred to as NOVA or NoVA, comprises several counties and independent cities in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States.

Northern Virginia megaprojects
A map of the former Baltimore-Washington-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV Combined Statistical Area
Map of the Northern Neck Proprietary land grant c. 1737
Mount Vernon, the plantation home of George Washington
Arlington House, a mansion commissioned by a step-grandson of George Washington, last used as a residence by Robert E. Lee
The Pentagon, headquarters of the Department of Defense
Reston, an internationally known planned community, seen from the Dulles Toll Road
Arlington is home to some of the tallest high rises in the Washington metropolitan area.
The Crystal City area was selected as the final location in Amazon's highly publicized Amazon HQ2 real estate search. The regional headquarters complex will include up to 6000000 sqft, rivaling the nearby Pentagon.
The region is home to three of the four largest U.S. intelligence agencies by budget.
Capital One Tower in Tysons, the tallest building in the Washington metro area and centerpiece of the 5000000 sqft headquarters campus for Capital One.
The National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center
Alexandria, Virginia, George Washington's adopted hometown.
Former Senator from Virginia Jim Webb
Virginia's congressional districts as of 2003.
Counties and cities in blue voted for Kaine while counties and cities in red supported Kilgore.
Counties and cities in red voted for McDonnell while counties and cities in blue supported Deeds. The counties of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William (located in the northeastern part of the state), which, even though they have been trending Democratic in Presidential, U.S. Senatorial, U.S. House, and gubernatorial elections recently, voted for McDonnell (R). However Democrat Dave Marsden would win in a 2010 special state senate election to the seat previously held by former state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R).
The Pentagon City and Tysons Galleria (pictured) malls are both attached to their own Ritz-Carlton hotels.
Washington Dulles International Airport
The Metro station at Washington National Airport
George Mason University, the largest university in the state by student population.

Of those born in the U.S. and living in Northern Virginia's four largest counties, their place of birth by census region is 60.5 percent from the South, 21.0 percent from the Northeast, 11.5 percent from the Midwest, and 7.0 percent from the West.