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Geography of the West Region, Part 1

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Geography of the West Region, Part 1
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.96

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    flat-topped, portland, sacramento, subregion, subregions, geometric, northwestern, inland, canyons, unique, elevation, lowest, driest, meters, volcanic, northwest
     content words:    West Region, United States, United States Census Bureau, Pacific West, Mountain West, Pacific Ocean, North America, New Mexico, Four Corners, Rocky Mountains


Geography of the West Region, Part 1
By Trista L. Pollard
  

1     Ranges, deserts, and canyons are a few landforms you will find in the West Region. This last region in the United States has a variety of physical features. It is also our largest region. There are thirteen states in the West Region.
 
2     The United States Census Bureau divides the West into two subregions. They are the Pacific West and the Mountain West. The Pacific West includes California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. This subregion is very unique. Why? Well, Alaska and Hawaii do not touch any of the other 48 states. They don't even touch each other! Alaska's eastern border is the country Canada. Hawaii is located in the Pacific Ocean. It is a group of many islands. So, you could say Hawaii is not located on the continent of North America. The Pacific Ocean is the western border of California, Washington, and Oregon.
 
3     The Mountain West has eight states. They are Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. This subregion has the largest area of land. These eight states are also one-fourth of our country's land area. The fourth largest state, Montana, is in this region.

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