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Geographic Regions of North America

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Coastal Range
Basin and Range
Rocky Mountains
Great Plains
Interior Lowlands
Canadian Shield
Appalachian Highlands
Coastal Plain
Coastal Plain
Appalachian Highlands
Canadian Shield
Interior Lowlands
Great Plains
Rocky Mountains
Basin and Range
Coastal Range
Coastal Range
rugged mountains and fertile valleys
Basin and Range
varying elevations and Death Valley
Rocky Mountains
rugged mountains with high elevations, Continental Divide
Continental Divide
this determines the directional flow of rivers
Great Plains
flat land that gradually increases in elevation westward
Interior Lowlands
rolling flatlands, grassy hills, rivers, river valleys
Canadian Shield
hills worn by erosion, old rock formations, and hundreds of lakes
Appalachian Highlands
old and eroded mountains, contains the Piedmont
Coastal Plain
broad lowland with many excellent harbors