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Geography USI.2

Test yourself on Regions

Coastal Rangetall, rugged mountains along the Pacific Coast that stretch from Canada to California; contains fertile valleys
Basin and Rangearea of varying elevations (mountain peaks, plateaus, canyons, and deserts) containing isolated mountain ranges and Death Valley
Rocky Mountainsrugged mountains stretching from Alaska to Mexico; high elevations; contains the Continental Divide
Death Valleythe lowest point in North America
Continental Dividedetermines the directional flow of rivers (rivers east of it flow into the Mississippi River and then into the Gulf of Mexico, while rivers west flow into the Pacific Ocean)
Great Plainsflat land that gradually increases in elevation westward; grasslands
Interior Lowlandsrolling flatlands with many rivers, broad river valleys and grassy hills
Canadian Shieldhills worn by erosion and hundreds of lakes carved by glaciers; holds some of the oldest rock formations in North America
Appalachian Mountainsold, eroded mountains (oldest mountain range in North America)
Coastal Plainbroad lowland providing many excellent harbors
Eightthe number of regions the United States has
Regionsan area of the world that has similar, unifying characteristics

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