Thursday, 10 February 2011

The Northeastern States.

The Northeastern United States





The Northeastern United States is a region of the United States as defined by the United States Census Bureau. The region comprises nine states:
the New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont; and the Mid-Atlantic states of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania .

Geography



New England does not have fertile land suitable for farming. Long ago glaciers covered much of the land, and as they moved they wore down mountains and carried away the fertile soil. This part of the region has broad valleys and rolling hills, with a few low mountain ranges, part of the Appalachian Mountains. New England farmers must choose crops that work well in the rocky soil.


Most of the land in the Middle Atlantic states are part of the Coastal Plain, the low land that stretches along the Atlantic Ocean. Crops grow well in this rich soil. There are several mountain ranges, including the Allegheny Mountains, the Pocono Mountains, the Adirondacks and the Catskills.

The most important waterway in the region is the St. Lawrence Seaway, which connects many inland ports on the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. The Erie Canal connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.

Climate

The Northeast has a varied climate, with four seasons each year. The winters are cold, the summers can be hot. The temperature becomes colder as you travel northward.

Population and culture

New Englanders are known for their hard work, shrewdness, thrift and ingenuity.
A group of people called the Amish live in Pennsylvania.
They have an agricultural economy and also make most of the things that they use. Because of their religious beliefs, they do not use electricity or telephones in their homes, or use cars or tractors. They travel by horse and buggy.


Industries

The Mid-Atlantic states contain great shipping lanes, New York on the Hudson River, Philadelphia on the Delaware River, and Baltimore on Chesapeake Bay.
New York and Pennsylvania are centers of heavy industry, including iron, glass and steel. This helped to make this area a world center for trade. New York is also a major financial capital. Drug manufacturing and communications are other industries located here.
This region is also a center for book publishing. New England is famous for its lobsters, fishing and shipbuilding, and produces most of our country's blueberries and cranberries. Maine has lots of forests, and logging is a big industry there. Vermont is known throughout the world for its pure maple syrup. Its land is also good for raising dairy cows. Vermont also has the largest granite quarries in the country.


Places of interest.

This region contains many of the nation's finest colleges, including Harvard, Yale, Brown, and Princeton.
Broadway, in Manhattan, New York, is one of the world's most famous theater districts











http://www.dembsky.net/regions/northeast.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeastern_States




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