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Encyclopedia > Great Lakes region (North America)
The Great Lakes states of the U.S. are colored red in this map.

The Great Lakes region includes much of the Canadian province of Ontario and eight U.S. states that border the Great Lakes. The entire Canadian Great Lakes shoreline is in Ontario. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (887x578, 154 KB)Made from Image:Map of USA.png. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (887x578, 154 KB)Made from Image:Map of USA.png. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... The Great Lakes from space The Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes in North America on or near the Canada-United States border. ...

In the United States, "Great Lakes" is often used to separate this region from the rest of the Midwest. This is because the Great Lakes region tends to be more urbanized and more liberal politically when compared to the Midwest at-large.[citation needed] (See Also: Third Coast) This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Third Coast is a term sometimes used in the United States for regions other than the East Coast and the West Coast, which are commonly seen as centers of American popular culture. ...

The U.S. states in the region are:

Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... NY redirects here. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked...

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This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ...

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LUHNA Chapter 6: Historical Landcover Changes in the Great Lakes Region (2854 words)
Over the last 150 years, the total amount of forested land in the Great Lakes region declined by over 40%, and much of the remaining forest was converted to early successional forest types as a result of extensive logging.
The landscapes of the Great Lakes region incorporate dynamic interactions between the grasslands of the Great Plains, the eastern deciduous forests, and the boreal forests of North America.
The Great Lakes themselves, the largest accumulation of freshwater lakes in the world, create "lake effect" climate zones, with more moderate temperature fluctuations complicating the environmental responses to climate change by interacting with the climate and acting as migration barriers.
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The focus of these studies is on five priority areas of concern (AOC) in five of the Great Lake states: the Sheboygan River in Wisconsin, the Grand Calumet River and Indiana Harbor in Indiana, the Saginaw River and Saginaw Bay in Michigan, the Ashtabula River in Ohio, and the Buffalo River in New York.
Great Lakes Fish Stocking Database - This page summarizes the stocking of salmon and trout in the Great Lakes during the period 1958 - 1988.
Great Lakes Data Rescue - To the extent possible, NOAA will "rescue" Great Lakes geological and geophysical data and make them readily available to anyone, but especially the communities concerned with Great Lakes science, pollution, coastal erosion, response to climate changes, threats to lake ecosystems, and health of the fishing industry.
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