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Sizing Up the States

These regions have similar climate, geography, traditions, and history.

New EnglandConnecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Middle AtlanticDelaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
SouthAlabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
MidwestIllinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
SouthwestArizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
WestAlaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Largest:Alaska, 570,374 square miles
Smallest:Rhode Island, 1,045 square miles
Most populous:California, 32,268,301 residents (1997)
Least populous:Wyoming, 479,743 residents (1997)