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Encyclopedia > Regions of the United States

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. Defunct, extinct or archaic regions are described in historic regions of the United States.

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Interstate regions

Official U.S. regions

Regions defined in law or regulations by the federal government.


Bureau of Reclamation Regions

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Bureau of Reclamation regions

The Bureau of Reclamation divides the western United States into five regions:

  • Great Plains Region - Billings, Montana
  • Lower Colorado Region - Boulder City, Colorado
  • Mid-Pacific Region - Sacramento, California
  • Pacific Northwest Region - Boise, Idaho
  • Upper Colorado Region - Salt Lake City, Utah



Census Bureau-designated areas

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U.S. Census Bureau regions

Regional divisions used by the United States Census Bureau



Standard Federal Regions

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Standard Federal Regions

The ten standard Federal Regions were established by OMB (Office of Management and Budget) Circular A-105, "Standard Federal Regions," in April, 1974, and required for all executive agencies. In recent years, some agencies have tailored their field structures to meet program needs and facilitate interaction with local, state and regional counterparts. The OMB must still approve any departures, however.

  • Region I: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • Region II: New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
  • Region III: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
  • Region IV: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
  • Region V: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
  • Region VI: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma
  • Region VII: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
  • Region VIII: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
  • Region IX: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands)
  • Region X: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington



Time Zones

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U.S. time zones

Main article: United States time zones



Unofficial U.S. regions

The "Belts"

Main article: "Belt" regions of the United States

Interstate metropolitan areas

Interstate megalopolises

Intrastate regions

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

  • Cherokee Strip, Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

  • Down East
  • Maine Highlands
  • North Woods
  • Western Maine Mountains

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

  • Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
  • Merrimack Valley
  • Golden Triangle
  • Lakes Region
  • Seacoast Region
  • White Mountains

New Jersey

New Mexico

  • New Mexico Bootheel

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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