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This is a list of some of the regions in the United States.

Interstate regions[عدل]

Official regions of the United States[عدل]

Many regions in the United States are defined in law or regulations by the federal government.

Census Bureau-designated regions and divisions[عدل]

U.S. Census Bureau Regions and Divisions.

The United States Census Bureau defines four statistical regions, with nine divisions.[1] The Census Bureau region definition is "widely used… for data collection and analysis,"[2] and is the most commonly used classification system.[3][4][5]

Regional divisions used by the United States Census Bureau:[6]

Puerto Rico and other US territories are not part of any census region or census division.[7]

Standard federal regions[عدل]

Standard federal regions.

The ten standard federal regions were established by OMB (Office of Management and Budget) Circular A-105, "Standard Federal Regions," in April, 1974, and required for all executive agencies. In recent years, some agencies have tailored their field structures to meet program needs and facilitate interaction with local, state, and regional counterparts. However, the OMB must still approve any departures.

  • Region I: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • Region II: New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands
  • Region III: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
  • Region IV: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
  • Region V: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
  • Region VI: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
  • Region VII: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
  • Region VIII: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
  • Region IX: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
  • Region X: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

Federal Reserve banks[عدل]

Federal Reserve districts.

The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 divided the country into twelve districts with a central Federal Reserve Bank in each district. These twelve Federal Reserve Banks together form a major part of the Federal Reserve System, the central banking system of the United States. Missouri is the only U.S. state to have two Federal Reserve locations within its borders.

  1. Boston
  2. New York
  3. Philadelphia
  4. Cleveland
  5. Richmond
  6. Atlanta
  7. Chicago
  8. St. Louis
  9. Minneapolis
  10. Kansas City
  11. Dallas
  12. San Francisco

Time zones[عدل]

U.S. time zones.

Courts of Appeals circuits[عدل]

U.S. Courts of Appeals circuits.

The Federal Circuit is not a regional circuit. Its jurisdiction is nationwide, but based on subject matter.

Bureau of Economic Analysis regions[عدل]

Bureau of Economic Analysis regions.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis defines regions for comparison of economic data. [8]

Energy Information Administration[عدل]

The Energy Information Administration currently uses the PADD system established by Petroleum Administration for War in World War II.[9] It is used for data collection on refining petroleum and its products. Each PADD is subdivided into refining districts.

  • PADD I: East Coast
    • East Coast: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida; along with counties in New York east of, north of and including Cayuga, Tompkins, and Chemung; and counties in Pennsylvania east of and including Bradford, Sullivan, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Dauphin and York.
    • Appalachian No. 1: West Virginia along with counties of Pennsylvania and New York State not mentioned above.
  • PADD II: Midwest
    • Indiana-Illinois-Kentucky: Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, Ohio
    • Minnesota-Wisconsin-North and South Dakota: Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota
    • Oklahoma-Kansas-Missouri: Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa
  • PADD III: Gulf Coast
    • Texas Gulf Coast: The Texan counties of Newton, Orange, Jefferson, Jasper, Tyler, Hardin, Liberty, Chambers, Polk, San Jacinto, Montgomery, Harris, Galveston, Waller, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Wharton, Matagorda, Jackson, Victoria, Calhoun, Refugio, Aransas, San Patricio, Nueces, Kleberg, Kenedy, Willacy and Cameron
    • Texas Inland: Texan counties not mentioned above.
    • Louisiana Gulf Coast: Parishes of Louisiana south of, and including Vernon, Rapides, Avoyelles, Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, Saint Helena, Tangipahoa and Washington; along with Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson County of Mississippi; and Alabama's Mobile and Baldwin County.
    • North Louisiana-Arkansas: Arkansas and parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama not mentioned above.
    • New Mexico: New Mexico
  • PADD IV: Rocky Mountain: Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah
  • PADD V: West Coast: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii[10]

PADD I can also be subdivided into 3 Subdistricts:

  • Sub-PAD 1A: New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)
  • Sub-PAD 1B: Central Atlantic (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia)
  • Sub-PAD 1C: Lower Atlantic (Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia)[11]

PADD system was established in World War II and therefore don't accurately reflect current trends. The EIA has updated the PADD system with a complimentary set of regions to reflect this and will change it to suite current needs. (Note: Region 9 includes countries not part of the USA but is included for the sake of completion since it contains Puerto Rico)

  • Region 1: PADD I
  • Region 2: PADD II "Inland" (States of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, Tennessee and Kentucky)
  • Region 3: PADD II "Lakes" (States of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio)
  • Region 4: PADD III "Gulf" (Refining districts of Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana Gulf Coast)
  • Region 5: PADD III "Inland" (Refining districts of Texas Inland, New Mexico and North Louisiana-Arkansas)
  • Region 6: PADD IV
  • Region 7: PADD V "California" (State of California)
  • Region 8: PADD V "Other" (States of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington)
  • Region 9: "International"

Unofficial U.S. multi-state and multi-territory regions[عدل]

There are also multi-territory regions:

The Belts[عدل]

لقائمة أشمل، انظر List of belt regions of the United States

Interstate metropolitan areas[عدل]

Interstate megalopolises[عدل]

Intrastate and intraterritory regions[عدل]

Alabama[عدل]

A map of Alabama regions.

Alaska[عدل]

The Alaska Panhandle.

American Samoa[عدل]

Arizona[عدل]

لقائمة أشمل، انظر List of regions of Arizona

Arkansas[عدل]

California[عدل]

لقائمة أشمل، انظر List of regions of California


Colorado[عدل]

An enlargeable map of the Front Range Urban Corridor of Colorado and Wyoming

Connecticut[عدل]

The Connecticut Panhandle and "The Oblong".

In Connecticut, there are 14 official regions, each with a regional government that serves for the absence of county government in Connecticut. There are also a fair number of unofficial regions in Connecticut with no regional government.

Delaware[عدل]

"Upstate" or "Up North"

"Slower Lower"

District of Columbia[عدل]

See Neighborhoods in the District of Columbia

Florida[عدل]

The First Coast.
Directional regions
Local vernacular regions

Georgia[عدل]

Physiographic regions[عدل]

Guam[عدل]

Hawaii[عدل]

Hawaiian archipelago

Idaho[عدل]

Illinois[عدل]

Southern Illinois is also known as "Little Egypt".

Indiana[عدل]

Regions of Indiana.
  • East Central Indiana
  • Indianapolis metropolitan area
  • Michiana
  • Northern Indiana
  • Northwest Indiana
  • Southern Indiana
  • Southwestern Indiana
  • Wabash Valley
  • Iowa[عدل]

    Regions of Iowa.

    Kansas[عدل]

    Kentucky[عدل]

    Kentucky's regions.

    Louisiana[عدل]

    A map of Louisiana's regions.

    Maine[عدل]

    Maryland[عدل]

    Maryland's regions.

    Regions shared with other states:

    Massachusetts[عدل]

    Michigan[عدل]

    Michigan's regions.
  • Lower Peninsula
  • Upper Peninsula
  • Minnesota[عدل]

    Regions of Minnesota.

    Mississippi[عدل]

    Missouri[عدل]

    Montana[عدل]

    Nebraska[عدل]

    Nevada[عدل]

    New Hampshire[عدل]

    New Jersey[عدل]

    New Mexico[عدل]

    New York[عدل]

    Regions of New York as defined by the New York State Department of Economic Development.
    1. Western New Yorkcounties : Niagara, Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany
    2. Finger Lakescounties : Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, Ontario, Yates, Seneca
    3. Southern Tiercounties : Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Tompkins, Tioga, Chenango, Broome, Delaware
    4. Central New Yorkcounties : Cortland, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oswego, Madison
    5. North Countrycounties : St. Lawrence, Lewis, Jefferson, Hamilton, Essex, Clinton, Franklin
    6. Mohawk Valleycounties : Oneida, Herkimer, Fulton, Montgomery, Otsego, Schoharie
    7. Capital Districtcounties : Albany, Columbia, Greene, Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Schenectady, Rensselaer
    8. Hudson Valleycounties : Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester
    9. New York Citycounties (boroughs) : New York (Manhattan), Bronx (The Bronx), Queens (Queens), Kings (Brooklyn), Richmond (Staten Island)
    10. Long Islandcounties : Nassau, Suffolk

    North Carolina[عدل]

    Regions of North Carolina.

    North Dakota[عدل]

    Northern Mariana Islands[عدل]

    Ohio[عدل]

      The area roughly covered by the Great Black Swamp

    Oklahoma[عدل]

    Oregon[عدل]

    Oregon's topography.

    Pennsylvania[عدل]

    Puerto Rico[عدل]

    Rhode Island[عدل]

    South Carolina[عدل]

    Travel/Tourism locations
    Other geographical distinctions

    South Dakota[عدل]

    South Dakota East River West River

    Tennessee[عدل]

  • East Tennessee
  • Middle Tennessee
  • West Tennessee
  • Other geographical distinctions:

    Texas[عدل]

    U.S. Minor Outlying Islands[عدل]

    The United States Minor Outlying Islands (Navassa Island not on map)

    Utah[عدل]

    Vermont[عدل]

    Virgin Islands[عدل]

    Virginia[عدل]

    A map of the Shenandoah Valley.

    Washington[عدل]

    West Virginia[عدل]

    Wisconsin[عدل]

    Wisconsin's Door Peninsula.

    Wyoming[عدل]

    Other regional listings[عدل]

    Boy Scouts of America regions in 1992
    Regions of the Boy Scouts of America

    See also[عدل]

    Notes[عدل]

    1. ^ Midway Atoll, part of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, is not politically part of Hawaii; it is one of the United States Minor Outlying Islands

    References[عدل]

    1. ^ United States Census Bureau, Geography Division. "Census Regions and Divisions of the United States" (PDF). اطلع عليه بتاريخ 10 يناير 2013. 
    2. ^ "The National Energy Modeling System: An Overview 2003" (Report #:DOE/EIA-0581, October 2009). United States Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration.
    3. ^ "The most widely used regional definitions follow those of the U.S. Bureau of the Census." Seymour Sudman and Norman M. Bradburn, Asking Questions: A Practical Guide to Questionnaire Design (1982). Jossey-Bass: p. 205.
    4. ^ "Perhaps the most widely used regional classification system is one developed by the U.S. Census Bureau." Dale M. Lewison, Retailing, Prentice Hall (1997): p. 384. (ردمك 978-0-13-461427-4)
    5. ^ "(M)ost demographic and food consumption data are presented in this four-region format." Pamela Goyan Kittler, Kathryn P. Sucher, Food and Culture, Cengage Learning (2008): p.475. (ردمك 9780495115410)
    6. أ ب "Census Bureau Regions and Divisions with State FIPS Codes" (PDF). US Census Bureau. تمت أرشفته من الأصل (PDF) في 21 September 2013. اطلع عليه بتاريخ 20 يونيو 2010. 
    7. ^ "Geographic Terms and Concepts - Census Divisions and Census Regions". US Census Bureau. اطلع عليه بتاريخ 19 أغسطس 2015. 
    8. ^ "BEA Regions". Bureau of Economic Analysis. February 18, 2004. اطلع عليه بتاريخ December 27, 2012. 
    9. ^ "Records of Petroleum Administration for War". اطلع عليه بتاريخ January 3, 2012. 
    10. ^ "Appedix A: District Description and Maps" (PDF). Energy Information Administration. October 2012. اطلع عليه بتاريخ January 3, 2012. 
    11. ^ "PADD Definitions". Energy Information Administration. تمت أرشفته من الأصل في October 16, 2011. اطلع عليه بتاريخ January 3, 2012. 
    12. ^ "Annual Energy Outlook 2012". Energy Information Administration. June 25, 2012. اطلع عليه بتاريخ January 3, 2012. 

    External links[عدل]

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