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The United States of America is a large country in North America, often referred to as “the USA”, “the U.S.”, “the United States”, “the United States of America”, “the States”, or simply “America”. Home to the world’s third-largest population, with over 318 million people, it includes densely populated cities with sprawling suburbs and vast, uninhabited natural areas.
With its history of mass immigration dating from the 17th century, it is a “melting pot” of cultures worldwide and plays a dominant role in its cultural landscape. It’s home to a wide array of popular tourist destinations, ranging from the skyscrapers of Manhattan and Chicago to the natural wonders of Yellowstone and Alaska, to the warm, sunny beaches of Florida and Hawaii and the deserts of Arizona. There is a lot to learn from the printable blank US map outline.
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The United States is composed of 50 states, various overseas territories, and the city of Washington, D.C., a federal district and the nation’s capital. Below is a grouping of these states into regions, from the Atlantic to the Pacific:
New England part of the printable blank US map outline (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)
Home to gabled churches, rustic antiques, and steeped in American history, New England offers beaches, spectacular seafood, rugged mountains, frequent winter snows, beautiful fall foliage, and some of the nation’s oldest cities and towns in a territory small enough to tour (hastily) in a week. Gilded age mansions, fishing towns, and gothic university campuses adorn the region’s south, whereas the north is dotted with vast mountain wilderness, ski resorts, and cute cabin retreats. The small-town environments have maintained a significant degree of autonomy for centuries.
Mid-Atlantic part of the printable blank US map outline (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania)
Ranging from New York in the north to Washington, D.C., the Mid-Atlantic is home to some of the nation’s most densely populated cities, as well as historic sites, limestone and karst features, montane forest, the New Jersey Pine Barrens and swamps, the Lehigh Valley, the Adirondack and Catskill mountains (in which lie the Finger Lakes, a popular vacation destination and viticultural region), an array of floristically beautiful marshland, the Hogwartsian splendor of West Point Academy amidst the Hudson Highlands, Niagara Falls, and seaside resorts like the Long Island beaches and the Jersey Shore boardwalk, as well as the Victorian quaintness of Cape May and the mobster-haven of days past and current gambling mecca, Atlantic City. Bridging New England and the steamy South, the Mid-Atlantic includes some of the most cosmopolitan areas in the world, as well as small enclaves of American history and natural beauty, including lush river passes, hills, and mountains for activities like hiking and white water rafting. The climate is humid subtropical, albeit with cooler winters than in the south.
South (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia)
The Southern part of the printable blank US map outline is celebrated for its hospitality, down-home cooking and its blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, and country music traditions. The region is known for its turbulent civil war history. It is marked by several modern and older colonial cities and towns, including music mecca Nashville, the bluegrass region and bourbon country around Lexington, the bohemian mountain city of Asheville, and the slow-moving, garden-full coastal city of Savannah, among many others. Distinct literature, accents, Afro-European heritage, and religiosity help distinguish Southerners. This lush, largely subtropical region includes incredible, verdant mountains, waterfalls, giant cave systems, mist-shrouded karst and limestone features, alligators, tropical microclimates, temperate and subtropical forests, ring-tailed cats, southern flying squirrels, possums, snakes, and armadillos, canebrake bamboo forests, agricultural landscapes of cotton, rice, tobacco and sugarcane, vast cypress swamps, old plantation homes, and long, white sand, palm tree-studded beaches.
You will find Florida at the bottom left of the printable blank US map outline, hosting a variety of tropical climates, is a vacationer’s paradise and a popular destination for celebrities, retirees, and spring breakers alike. You’ll find resort destinations, stately homes, blue spring waters, giant theme parks in the central portion, and white sand beaches on both coasts. Southern Florida and Caribbean-influenced Miami and Key West are home to tropical rainforests and savannas, barrier islands, and warm sandy beaches, while northern Florida is much like the rest of the south, with old, colonial Spanish St. Augustine being a cultural centerpiece of the region. A top-rated tourist attraction, Florida includes some of the most excellent attractions that the United States offers and is conveniently located in the Caribbean, facilitating travel to exotic islands. Florida’s collection of tropical jungles, old military forts, space-age history and launch sites, blue waters, old and new cities, coral reefs, and exotic wildlife will excite any vacationer.
Midwest part of the printable blank US map outline (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin)
The Midwest is home to farmland, forests, picturesque towns, the Ozark mountains, industrial cities, and the Great Lakes, the most extensive system of freshwater lakes in the world, and the defining geographic feature of the region, forming the North Coast of the US. The Great Lakes allow for a plethora of gorgeous sandy beaches and coastal towns, some of which look quite the Caribbean come summertime. Midwesterners are known for their straightforwardness and hospitality – taking much from the numerous central European and Scandinavian of the region, they are earthy, fun-loving, and hard-working people. The cities of Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, St. Louis, and Detroit all offer unique cultural opportunities, along with some stunning architecture. Picture-perfect Galena is also worth the trip. Explore soft dune fields along vast blue lakes, art-deco cityscapes and lively college towns, the Amana colonies, Native American burial mounds, caves shrouded in dense vegetation, natural getaways full of interesting rock formations, forested highland regions, and waterfalls, and enjoy the many hours of fun to be had in boats on lakes and rivers the area over. The southern portion, with its fertile subtropical loess-lands full of jungle-y cypress swamps, riverside cliff faces, unique wildlife, and close cultural association with the South, is distinct from the northern portion, with its harsher continental climes, hilly terrain, coniferous-forested lake islands, big game, and close cultural relationship with adjacent Canada.
The second-biggest state in the nation is like a different country (and, in fact, briefly was), with strong cultural influences from its Spanish and Mexican past (with special German and Czech forces in the northern and Hill Country regions). The state is also a nexus of Southwestern and Southern cultures. The state has several notable cities, including San Antonio, with its picturesque river walk and old Mexican history; Dallas and Houston, both broad-shouldered, sprawling metropolises with gleaming skylines; and Austin, a quirky alternative haven with a countercultural streak. The terrain ranges from southeastern subtropical jungles, sinkholes, and savannas, to the cattle-ranching, ruggedly hilly and river canyon-marked South Plains, to the sandy beaches, tropical flora, and Mexican flavor of South Texas, to the forested mountains, canyons, and hot deserts of West Texas. Explore a mangrove forest, climb a rugged mountain while glaring at alien flora and fauna, unearth Native American artifacts, descend slowly down a river amidst soaring canyon walls, taste the fine wines of the Llano Estacado, and familiarize yourself with the medieval character of the Spanish missions (including the Alamo), sample sumptuous Texas barbecue or Tex-Mex cuisine, or lay back on a sun-soaked beach.
Great Plains (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma)
Travel westward through this large expanse of steppe and savanna biology, from the edge of the eastern forests, the bordering metropolis of Kansas City, and the Ozark and Ouachita mountains, through the prairies and onto the High Plains, an enormous expanse of steppes (short grass prairies) running all the way west to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, nearly as lonely as in the frontier days. Explore the lunar-like badlands, get comfortable in a wild-west town in the middle of the Black Hills mountain range, behold mountain-side cliff carvings such as Mount Rushmore and Sitting Bull, climb the magical red mesas of Oklahoma, gaze at the bizarre chalk and sandstone formations from Kansas to Nebraska, discover oddities such as grass-covered and bright orange dunes, chase after animals such as rattlesnakes, coyotes, prairie dogs, and pronghorn antelope, or witness some of the wildest, most dangerous, and most beautiful weather spectacles in the world on a storm chasing tour. The region has a down-home barbecue, old cattle towns, Native American culture and casinos, and a landscape that ranges from surprisingly rugged and breathtakingly harsh to relaxingly calm and sophisticated.
Rocky Mountains (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming)
The spectacular snow-covered Rockies offer hiking, rafting, and excellent snow skiing as well as deserts, subtropical lowlands, continental highlands, regions of Mediterranean scrub, wine country, world-class national parks, opportunities to spot megafauna, and some large cities, including the Marijuana and craft-brew haven of Denver, and the luxury options available in glitzy Aspen, among many other famous ski towns and resort areas. The region offers several cultural experiences, most notably the world-famous Telluride and Sundance film festivals. This is one of the highest altitude regions on earth, situated atop the vast Colorado plateau. Tourist cities include some of the most excellent amenities for hundreds of miles. Some parts of the Rockies are virtually untouched by man – but you can still find villages and towns in various styles, including old west, native, colonial Spanish, and mountain Swiss. Hot springs, hanging lakes, geysers and geothermal features, glaciers, ancient Native American cliff palaces, red deserts, massive dunes, canyons, and warmer getaway destinations, these mountain states have it all. Eastern Montana contains many farmlands and plains with major cities such as Billings. Western Montana includes the mountains and ski resorts and hiking and incredible mountain views. Idaho has central mountains and rural areas, and major cities such as Boise. Wyoming also has plains and mountains.
Southwest part of the printable blank US map outline (Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah)
Heavily influenced by Spanish and Mexican culture, this area is home to some of the nation’s most spectacular natural attractions and some flourishing artistic communities. Although mostly empty, the region’s hot deserts have some of the nation’s largest cities built to embrace the harsh environment, such as Phoenix and college town Tucson, as well as ski-resort Flagstaff, and Sedona, a gorgeous spiritual retreat amidst the red rocks. Las Vegas is a giant resort city home to gambling and shows. Additionally, a strong Native American influence can be felt throughout as this region includes many large reservations and sovereign territorial lands. The region’s food is spicy, and the area is notable for Chile growing in New Mexico. Utah has several fascinating sites and cities as the world center of the Mormon religion, giving rise to some grand cathedrals. The alien landscape of the southwest looks as if it is marred; the creatures that inhabit this region, large and small, are vicious and fascinating. With endless amounts of soaring canyons, meteor craters, canyon-side cliff dwellings, salt flats and a giant salt lake, white gypsum dunes, calderas, extinct volcanoes, ghost towns, lush desert oases, and huge mountains to explore, this region is sure to entertain for days.
Like the Southwest, California has a history under Spanish and Mexican rule and is heavily influenced by Spanish and Mexican culture and massive immigration worldwide. An outdoorsy, health-oriented culture defines the Californian lifestyle. California offers world-class cities, towns rife with Italianate and Mediterranean style architecture, deserts, rainforests, the rugged Channel Islands, world-famous vineyards, including the storied wine country of Sonoma and Napa Valley, geothermal features, picturesque Mediterranean coastlines, pinnacles, chemical lakes, snowy mountains, salt flats, beautiful beaches, and the tallest forests in the world. Northern California (above the San Francisco Bay Area) and Southern California (below the San Francisco Bay Area) are culturally distinct, with Northern California taking cues from the Pacific Northwest and Southern California taking cultural elements from adjacent Mexico.
Pacific Northwest part of the printable blank US map outline (Washington, Oregon)
The Pacific Northwest offers outdoor pursuits and cosmopolitan cities, including cutting-edge Seattle, a technology hub with a famously vibrant music scene. The terrain ranges from spectacular temperate rain forests to scenic mountains and volcanoes, to fjords, to Mediterranean-type beaches and coastline, and sage-covered steppes and deserts replete with psychedelic landscapes of colored badlands and painted hills. The Pacific Northwest prides itself on its social progressivism and environmentalism, and the region is rife with opportunities to live out more alternative lifestyles. In minutes, you can travel from a high-tech metropolis to a thick forest or a mountaintop.
One-fifth as large as the rest of the United States, Alaska reaches well into the Arctic and features desolate wilderness consisting of giant mountains (some of the largest in the world), old Russian heritage, river basins, arctic dunes, tundra, massive glaciers, landscapes of ice caves and colossal snow. The state has a rich and diverse tapestry of native cultures, including Yupik, Inupiat, Tlingit and others. Around 15% of the residents are of native origin.
A volcanic archipelago located in the tropical Pacific, 2,467 miles south-west of California (the nearest state), laid-back Hawaii is a vacation paradise, a haven for surfers, U.S. military personnel, volcanologists, and geologists. It is the only state that does not connect to North America, the only state in the tropics and the only state comprised of islands. The state has a significant Asian population that exerts considerable influence over the islands’ culture. With beautiful cliffs, canyons, volcanoes, jungles, waterfalls, and beaches with multicolored sand, it’s a place to unwind, attend a Luau or join the youthful hula dancers and long boarders in their recreational pursuits. The indigenous Polynesian population are known for being accommodating and fun-loving.
Politically, the US is a federation of states, each with its rights and powers (hence the name). The US also administers a motley collection of non-state territories around the world, the largest of which are Puerto Rico (which has the special status of a “commonwealth”) and the US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean plus American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (also has a special status of a “commonwealth”) in Oceania, along with many others.
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