North Central United States Wall Map
The wall map of North Central US is a perfect geographical guide depicting the physical and political layout of the region. According to the US Census Bureau, this sector encompasses 12 states which include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
State names, capitals, and major cities are type faced in their true location. State boundaries are demarcated, terrain features are depicted with preciseness, and the interlinking transportation routes of this sector are drawn out with clarity. Designed in a soft color palette, this wall poster makes a perfect frame and packages information with style.
Details on the map
This Wall Map of North Central United States is a high-quality image of the region designed with accuracy using current map data. The extent of the map is elaborated with the physical and political placements of the 12 states that comprise this region.
The states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, encompassing this region are demarcated clearly in their true proportion. Significant water bodies and mountain ranges are notably marked in bold, readable fonts.
The 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.
Location on the map
The North Central Region is located between the North Eastern United States and the Western United States. Canada borders the region to the north whereas Southern states of the US border the region to the south. The geographical placement of the region lies in the interior plains between the Appalachian Ranges and the Rocky Mountain Ranges.
Cities and Metropolitans
Major cities of this region include Chicago which is the most populous city of the region followed by Columbus, Indianapolis, Detroit Kansas City, and Omaha. Chicagoland is the largest metropolitan of this sector followed by e Metro Detroit, Minneapolis–St. Paul and Greater St. Louis Metropolitans.
Time Zone North Central Region
The North Central geographical region of the United States falls under three different time zones namely the Central Time Zone, Eastern Time Zone, and Mountain Time Zone.
Central Time Zone: The states of Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Missouri fall completely under the Central Time Zone. Most of Nebraska and Kansas along with the eastern part of South Dakota and North Dakota also fall under this zone. Four counties of Michigan are in the Central Time Zone along with Indiana’s southwestern and northwestern borders follow the Central Standard Time (CST) which is 6 hours behind Greenwich meantime.
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 follow the Mountain Standard Time. The four Counties located in the far west portion of Kansas fall under the Mountain Time Zone and follow the Mountain Standard Time (MST) which is 7 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.
Eastern Time Zone: Ohio follows the Eastern Time Zone and observes the Eastern Standard Time (CST) which is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time. Most of Michigan and Indiana also fall in the Eastern Time Zone.
Sub-Divisions of the Region
The region is subdivided into two regions which are East North Central and West North Central.
West North Central: The West North Central sector comprises Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, and South Dakota which are mainly located in the Great Plain Region.
East North Central: The East North Central sector comprises states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin, all of which are also part of the Great Lakes region.
More about West North Central US States
Iowa: The Hawkeye State of Iowa gets its name from the “Ioway” tribe of native Americans who once inhabited the state. It is divided into 99 counties. 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. It is the 15th largest state in terms of area. The capital city is Topeka whereas the largest city, Wichita. The state is divided into 105 counties. 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. The Range of Zip codes in Minnesota is from 55001-56763.
Missouri: The state is named after the Missouri River. 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. 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. 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 the population. The State capital is Bismarck but Fargo is the largest city of the state. North Dakota is divided into 53 counties. 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. Pierre is the state capital and Sioux Fall is the largest city. Dakota is divided into 66 counties and the range of Zip code is 57001-57799.
More about East North Central US States:
Illinois: The state capital Springfield was home to President Abraham Lincoln till he became president. Chicago is the most populous city in the state. It is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area which is also known as Chicagoland. Illinois is divided into 102 counties. Cook County is the largest county in terms of population. The Zip Code Range of the state is from 60001- 49971.
Indiana: Indiana means the” land of Indians”. Indiana is the 17th most populous state of the contiguous US. It is divided into 92 counties and 16 metropolitan areas. Indianapolis is the largest city of the state and also the state capital. The largest metropolitan is Greater Indianapolis. The Zip Code of the state ranges from 46001-47997.
Michigan: Michigan is the 10th most populous state of the USA. Lansing the state capital is the fifth largest city of the state. The State is divided into 83 Counties. Wayne County is the largest in terms of the population whereas Keweenaw is the largest in terms of area. The Zip Code Range of Michigan is from 48001- 62999.
Ohio: The State capital Columbus is the most populous city of Ohio and the 14the most populous city of the nation The US State of Ohio is divided into 88 counties. The Zip Code of Ohio ranges from 43001-45999.
Wisconsin: Wisconsin is nicknamed “America’s Dairyland” as it is one of the leading producers of dairy products in the country. The Capital of the state is Madison and the largest city is Milwaukee. Wisconsin has been divided into 72 Counties. The Range of Zip codes in the state is from 53001-54990.
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