North Central U.S. Map - Atlas of the World, 10th Edition
Modeled in soft tones this North Central U.S Map stands out for its detailing and visual imagery. The region encompasses the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Each state is clearly demarcated in their true proportion with framed margins.
State Capitals and major cities are named to indicate placement. Significant terrain features are captioned and depicted with preciseness. Transportation routes interlinking this sector are drawn out with clarity. This perfect reference tool has been designed by National Geographic and is a part of the Atlas of the World, 10th Edition.
Details on the map
This Map of North Central U.S is a cartographic excellence ideal for general reference and factual citations. The vastness of this region is elaborated with prominent political and topographical markings. The states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, encompassing this region are demarcated clearly in their true proportion.
Significant water bodies and mountain ranges are notably marked in bold, readable fonts. Transportation network is elaborated with numbered highways, color coded route charts and airport locations. An informative key table is added to the exhibit which helps understand symbolic representations in the title frame. This Map is designed by expert map makers of National Geographic and is a part of the Atlas of the World, 10th Edition.
Location on the map
The north central states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota comprise the western half of the United States. The Mississippi River demarcates the west north central states from the east north central part. The Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, borders the region to the north.
The Great Lake states of Michigan and Wisconsin can be placed on the northeastern part. Illinois falls to the east whereas the states of Tennessee and Mississippi bound the region to the southeast. Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas can be placed in the south. Montana and Wyoming are on the west whereas Colorado and New Mexico can be placed in the south western part of this sector.
Cities and Metropolitans
Major cities of this region include Kansas City and Omaha, the largest city of the state of Missouri and Nebraska respectively. Minneapolis, Wichita and St Louis are some other major urban settlements of this region. The Twin Cities Metropolitan area is the largest metropolitan of this sector followed by St Louis and Kansas City Metropolitans.
West North Central geographical region of the United States falls under two different time zones namely the Central Time Zone and Mountain Time Zone.
Central Time Zone: The states of Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri fall completely under the Central Time Zone. Most of Nebraska and Kansas along with eastern part of South Dakota and North Dakota also follow the Central Standard Time (CST), this is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.
Mountain Time Zone: The Western part of South Dakota and North Dakota falls under the Mountain Time Zone. 18 Counties of the state Nebraska located in the western panhandle also fall under this time zone. The four counties located in the far west portion of Kansas which include Sherman, Wallace, Greeley and Hamilton falls under the Mountain Time Zone and follows the Mountain Standard Time (MST) which is 7 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.
More about North Central US States
The North Central US region comprises seven states which include Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. They are also known as the Great Plains states and regarded as the core of the “Farm Belt” of the Nation.
Iowa: The Hawkeye State of Iowa gets its name from the “Ioway” tribe of native America who once inhabited the state. Iowa has a large urban settlement. It is divided into 99 counties. The largest county in terms of area is Kossuth. Des Moines is the state capital and also the most populous city. The Zip Code range of the state Iowa is from 50001-52809.
Kansas: The state of Kansas derives its name from the “Kaw Nation”, a group of native American tribes who lived along the banks of River Kansas. It falls under the grain belt and is the 15th largest state in terms of area. The capital city is Topeka which can be placed in the north eastern part of Kansas whereas the largest city, Wichita. The state is divided into 105 counties. The largest county in terms of area is Butler County. Johnson County is the largest county in terms of population. The Zip codes in Kansas range from 66002-67954.
Minnesota: The State of Minnesota is the second northernmost state of the contiguous US and the 12th largest in terms of area. The Capital City is Saint Paul and Minneapolis is the largest city of the state. Minnesota is divided into 87 counties. Saint Louis is the largest county by area whereas Hennepin County is the largest by population. The Range of Zip codes in Minnesota is from 55001-56763.
Missouri: The state is named after the Missouri River and derived from the Siouan word meaning “ Those who dugout canoes.” Capital of Missouri is Jefferson City and the largest metro is Greater St Louis whereas Kansas is the largest urban settlement. Missouri has 114 Counties and one Independent City which is St Louis. St Louis is also the most populous county of the state and Texas is the largest county in terms of land area. There are 92 parks and historic sites in Missouri. The zip code range of the state is 63001-65899.
Nebraska: The name of the state is an anglicized pronunciation of Otoe word “Ni Brasge” meaning ‘flat river’. Lincoln is the capital of the state and the largest city is Omaha. Nebraska is divided into 93 counties. Douglas County is the most populous county whereas Cherry County is the largest in terms of land area. The Zip Code range of Nebraska is 68001-69367.
North Dakota: North Dakota is the nineteenth largest state of the US in terms of land area but the fourth smallest in terms of population. The economy of the state is anchored by its rich natural resources and oil extraction. The State capital is Bismarck but Fargo is the largest city of the state. North Dakota is divided into 53 counties. McKenzie County is the largest county in terms of land area whereas Cass County is the largest by population. The Range of Zip code in North Dakota is 58001-58856.
South Dakota: South Dakota is the fifth least densely populated state of the nation and the 17th largest state in terms of land area. Most of its population is centered on the eastern part of South Dakota. Pierre is the state capital and Sioux Fall is the largest city, Sioux Fall Metropolitan is also the largest metropolitan of the state. The economy of the state is led by the agricultural sector. South Dakota is divided into 66 counties and the range of Zip code is 57001-57799.
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