Central United States

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Central United States

Red states show the core of the Central region, states shown as pink may or may not be included in the Central region, and thus their inclusion or exclusion varies from source to source.

The Central United States is a bridge region between the Eastern United States and Western United States. It is often presented as part of an alternative three region model to the East/West two region model. The region always includes Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas. Alternately it can include some or all of: Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Geographic regions of the United States
Central | Coastal States | Deep South | East | East Coast | Gulf Coast | Mid-Atlantic | Midwest
Mountain States | New England | North | Northeast | Northwest | Pacific | South | South Atlantic
South Central | Southeast | Southwest | Upper Midwest | West | West Coast
Multinational regions: Border States | Great Lakes | Great Plains | Pacific Northwest
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