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

The Southwestern U.S. Map elaborates on the physical and political attributes of the region. Also known as the American southwest or Desert Southwest this informal geographic region includes the states of California and Nevada. Provincial capitals and many primary cities are captioned to indicate placement.

International and state boundaries are indicated with dark line margins. Significant terrain markings like oceans, mountains, and deserts are marked prominently. The transportation network is illustrated with numbering and color-coded route charts. Designed by National Geographic this map makes an exceptional exhibit and is a part of Atlas of the World, 10th Edition.

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Modeled in soothing tones, the Southwestern U.S Map stands out for its descriptive nature and attractive color schematics. It elaborates the political and physical description of the informal geographic region also known as the American Southwest or the Desert Southwest. This constitutes the states of California and Nevada.

Sate names are captioned and depicted in their true proportion. International and federal boundaries are projected with dark line margins. Significant terrain markings like oceans, mountains, rivers, and deserts are accurately placed and can be identified at a glance. The transportation network of this sector is sketched out neatly with numbered highways, color-coded route chats, and symbolic indications of airport locations.

The map is also a part of the Atlas of the World, 10th Edition. This comprehensive map of the Southwestern US is designed by National Geographic, is a preferred piece being widely used.

  • Location on the map

    The Southwestern region of the United States is bordered to the north by the states of Oregon and Idaho. The Pacific Ocean borders the region from three sides of northwest, west, and southwest. Mexico borders the region to the south. The state of Utah can be placed on the east.

  • Physical Attributes of the Region

    The geography is dominated by the Mojave Desert and Sonoran desert in the southern and western reaches of the region. The Great Basin desert is the only cold desert of the country and lies to the north of the Mojave desert. The Sierra Nevada is marked notable in the central part of this sector. The Pacific Coast also known as the Golden Coast can be placed on the west, along with the Coastal Ranges. The northern coastal areas are mountainous and rocky and differ from the sandy beaches of the south. One of the prominent features marked along the northern coast is the redwood empire. Mount Whitney is the highest summit of the region.

  • Population Concentration and Major Cities

    California is the most populous state, located in the Pacific Coast of the Southwestern region and also the most populous state of the nation. Los Angeles is the largest city and the second most populous United States. Las Vegas is the most populated city of Nevada and the 28th most populated city of the United States. It is located within the Mojave Desert.

  • Time Zone

    The Southeastern geographical region of the United States falls under the pacific time zone and observes the Pacific Standard Time (PST) which is 8 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.

More about the Southwestern States

The Southeastern region United States encapsulates two federal divisions California and Nevada.

    California: The State of California is divided into 58 counties. California’s northern region holds 48 counties of the state. The most populated cities in this region are San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and state capital Sacramento. Prominent parks in the area include the Kings Canyon-Sequoia National Park and the Death Valley National Park.

    The southern region of California encompasses 10 counties. The ten counties include Imperial Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Berardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura counties. The two major cities in this area are San Diego and Los Angeles. Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the United States. San Bernardino is the largest county in terms of area. The Range of Zip codes in California state is from 90001- 96162.

    Nevada: Nevada derives its name from a Spanish word meaning “ Snow Covered”. It is officially nicknamed as the "Silver State" because of the importance of silver to its history and economy. Nevada is the ninth least densely populated state of the nation and most of its population is centered around Clark County. Nevada is divided into 16 Counties and one independent City.

    Nye County is the biggest County in terms of land area. Carson City is the only consolidated City county of Nevada. Las Vegas is the most populated city of Nevada and the 28th most populated city of the United States. It is located within the Mojave Desert and is the seat of Clark County. The city boasts of 68 parks and recreational areas. Capital city Carson is the sixth largest settlement of the state.

Uses of the Map

This Large Wall Map of Southwestern United States has been designed with cartographic excellence and aims to bring information to your doorstep, packaged in style. With its unique color schematics and a decorative border, this map adds an instant spark to a dull wall. The map has been designed meticulously and can be used resourcefully for referential purposes in Educational institutions, office spaces, and homes.

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SKU ngmaps-POD10th037-1
Flat Size 22 x 28 in
Publication Date 25-02-2015
Publisher Name National Geographic
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