Southeastern U.S. Map - Atlas of the World, 10th Edition

The map projects an elaborate layout of the Southeastern region of the United States encompassing the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. States are clearly demarcated in their true proportion with dark line margins. State Capitals and major cities are named to indicate placement.

Terrain features are captioned and transportation routes drawn out. With attractive visualization the map aims to add context to learning. Meticulously designed by National geographic, it makes a handy reference tool and is a part of Atlas of the World, 10th edition.

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This visual organizer portrays the political and physical geography of the Southeastern region of the United States with accuracy and preciseness. The map feature includes boundaries of each state with placement of provincial capitals and major cities. Significant terrain features, water bodies, mountain ranges and national parks can be placed with clarity on the frame.

The Map also shares information on transportation networks interlinking the entire region. Interstate, national and state highways are drawn out with color coded route charts and specified numbering. The states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee that comprise this region are captioned in readable fonts.

An informative key table is added to the exhibit to help understand symbolic representations in the title frame. This cartographic excellence is a part of the Atlas of the World, 10th Edition and has been designed by expert map makers of National Geographic.

  • Location on the map

    The Southeastern region of the United States is bordered to the north by the states of Kentucky and Virginia. Missouri can be placed on the north western corner. Arkansas can lie to the west whereas Louisiana borders the region to the southwest and south. Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean bind this sector to the south and south east and east respectively.

  • Population Concentration

    The most populous state in the region is Florida with a population of approximately 20,612,439, followed by Georgia and North Carolina.

  • Major Cities and Metropolitans

    Jacksonville is the most populous city of Florida as well as the most populous city in the southeastern region of the United States. The other major cities of the region include Charlotte in North Carolina, Nashville and Memphis in Tennessee and Atlanta in Georgia. The largest metropolitan area is South Florida followed by Metro Atlanta and Tampa Bay Area on the west coast of Florida.

  • Time Zone

    The Southeastern geographical region of the United States falls under two different time zones namely the Eastern Time Zone and Central Time Zone.

      Eastern Time Zone: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, most of Florida and the eastern part of Tennessee fall under the Eastern Time Zone and observes the Eastern Standard Time (EST) which is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.

      Central Time Zone: The states of Alabama, Mississippi, western part of Tennessee and the panhandle of Florida in the northwestern side fall under the Central Time Zone. Four and follow the Central Standard Time (CST) which is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.

  • Physical Features of the Region

    The Gulf of Mexico can be placed on the south and Atlantic Ocean form the southeastern and eastern coast of this region. Prominent mountain features include the Appalachian ranges, Great Smoky Mountains, The Blue Ridge Mountain and the Black Mountains. Mount Mitchell is the highest peak of the Appalachian region and is located in the state of North Carolina.

    The Piedmont plateau dominates the central part between the Atlantic coastal plains and the Appalachian Mountain ranges. The Mississippi River is the longest river of this region and empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Big Black River, Pearl River, Chattooga River, Carolina bay, estuaries, salt marshes and sand hills are other significant physical attributes of this region.

More about the Southeastern States

The Southeastern region of the United States encapsulates seven federal divisions which are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

    Alabama: Alabama is known as the “Heart of Dixie”. Dixie is the nickname used for the southern United States. The State capital is Montgomery and the most populous city is Birmingham while the oldest settlement of the state is Mobile. The US State of Alabama is divided into 67 counties. The Range of Zip codes of the state is from 35004- 36925.

    Florida: Tallahassee is the State Capital and also the largest city in the Florida Big Band and Florida panhandle region. It is divided into 67 Counties. Jacksonville is not only the most populous city of Florida but also the largest city in terms of land area in contiguous US. The Zip Code of the state ranges from 32003-34997.

    Georgia: Named after King George II of Great Britain, it is the eight most populous state of the US. Atlanta the state capital, is the largest and most populous city of the state. The Atlanta metropolitan area is the cultural and economic center of the state and also the 9th largest metropolitan area of the nation. The US State of Georgia is divided into 159 counties. It also has 8 consolidated city counties and the Zip Code of the state ranges from 30002-39901.

    Mississippi: The State capital of Mississippi is named after General Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States. The city is located in Hinds County and is the most populous city of the state. The Greater Jackson Metropolitan area comprises the major population of the state. Mississippi is divided into 82 counties. The Range of Zip codes in the state of Mississippi is from 38601-39776.

    North Carolina: North Carolina is the 28th largest and the 9th most populous state of the USA. North Carolina is divided into 100 counties. Mecklenburg is the biggest in terms of population concentration and Dare County is the largest in terms of land area. The State capital is Raleigh and Charlotte is the most populous city of the state. The Range of Zip codes in North Carolina is from 27006-28909.

    South Carolina: South Carolina is named in honor of King Charles I, of England who was the first to establish South Carolina as an English Colony. It was the 8th state to ratify the US Constitution. The capital of the state is Columbia and also the second largest city of the state. The largest city is Charleston and the largest metropolitan is Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin. South Carolina is divided into 46 Counties. The Zip Code of the state ranges from 32003-34997.

    Tennessee: Tennessee is divided into 95 counties. The Great Valley region has a concentration of urban population and the major cities of Knoxville and Chattanooga are both located in this region. Nicknamed “Athens of the South”, Nashville is the state capital and the most populous city of the State. The Range of Zip codes in Tennessee is from 29401- 29493.

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SKU ngmaps-POD10th042-1
POD Size 28 x 22 in
Publisher Name National Geographic
Publication Date 25-02-2015
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