FACTOID # 20: Statistically, Delaware bears more cost of the US Military than any other state.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > West Coast of the United States
Regional definitions vary from source to source. The states shown in dark red are usually included, while all or portions of the light red states may or may not be considered part of the West Coast.
Regional definitions vary from source to source. The states shown in dark red are usually included, while all or portions of the light red states may or may not be considered part of the West Coast.

The "West Coast", "Western Seaboard", or "Pacific Seaboard" are terms for the westernmost coastal states of the Western United States, comprising most often California, Oregon and Washington. Arizona and Nevada, while not coastal states, are also often included in the West Coast due to their proximity to the Pacific Coast and their economic and cultural ties to California (such as Arizona's two largest universities which are members of the Pacific 10 Conference). Although not part of the contiguous United States, Alaska and Hawaii do border the Pacific Ocean and could be included in the West Coast. As of 2007, the estimated population of the West Coast ranged from approximately 50–60 million, depending on which states are included in the estimate.[1] Image File history File links Merge-arrows. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Image File history File links US_map-Pacific. ... Image File history File links US_map-Pacific. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... The continental United States refers (except sometimes in U.S. federal law and regulations) to the largest part of the U.S. that is delimited by a continuous border. ... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


An older term, thought to have arisen in the Northeastern United States, refers to the West Coast simply as "the Coast." The West Coast can also be referred to jokingly as the "Left Coast", a pun based on its lefthand position on a north-centric map of the U.S., as well as its reputation for being more politically liberal (or "left-wing") than other parts of the United States. California is often perceived as the core of the region.[citation needed] Regional definitions vary The Northeastern United States is a region of the United States. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Map (disambiguation). ...


See also

The British Columbia Coast is one of Canadas two continental coastlines; the other being the coastline from the Beaufort Sea of the Arctic Ocean via the Northwest Passage and Hudson Bay to the Ungava Peninsula and Labrador and the Gulf of St. ... The west coast of North America consists of the modern American states of California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and arguably Alaska and parts of the Yukon. ... 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. ... The Pacific Coast is any coast fronting the Pacific Ocean. ... The Pacific Northwest from space The Pacific Northwest, abbreviated PNW, or PacNW is a region in the northwest of North America. ... San Angeles is a fictional city in the West Coast state of California in the United States. ... 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. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ...

References

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey. Summed estimates for CA, OR, WA and CA, OR, WA, AZ, NV, AK, HI

  Results from FactBites:
 
West Coast of the United States - Definition, explanation (485 words)
In general, the term "West Coast" is a nickname for the coastal states of the Western United States, comprising California, Oregon and Washington, and sometimes Alaska and Hawaii (see Pacific States).
The West Coast is a portion of the West.
It has also come to be called "The Coast", especially by New Yorkers, or the "Left Coast," a pun based on its lefthand position on a map of the US as well as its reputation for being more socially liberal — or left wing — than the East Coast or Midwest.
United States v. West Coast Aluminum Heat Trating Co. (3111 words)
West Coast objected to the loss calculation in its sentencing papers, arguing that there was no proof that the parts sold to the government were actually defective; thus, the method employed to calculate loss was not a realistic, economic approach.
West Coast also pointed out that, at trial, government witnesses had testified that the tested parts had passed all applicable tests, and that the government had failed to cite any instances of actual part failure due to the use of the shortened processes.
West Coast argues that, because no injuries have occurred or were intended, and because only "18 out of hundreds of thousands [of parts were allegedly defective] over the life of the fraud, which carried on for almost twenty years," the record did not justify the enhancement.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m