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us and Can. Terms

US and Canada Terms

Barrier Islands The islands off the east coast that were formed by ocean waves and currents
Piedmont An area at or near the foot of a mountain region
Where is the largest piedmont located in the US New Jersey to Alabama
Fall line The area between a piedmont and the mountain range
Basin A lower area of land, usually surrounded by mountains
Hot Spot A place where magma swells up to the surface of the mantle
Alluvial Soils Soil deposited by streams into valleys, this soil is very productive
Newsprint A major product produced by Canada from their timber industry
Megalopolis a group of cities that have grown into one large, built-up area
Metropolitan area a city and it’s surrounding built-up areas
What is the largest metropolitan area in the US and Canada New York
The Northeast is home to what fraction of the US's population? 1/5
Arable land Land that works best for farming
The largest ammoutn of ariable land in the world is located in what region of the US? The Midwest
Corn Belt a section of the Midwest that stretches from Nebraska to Ohio
Dairy Belt a section of the Midwest that is north of the Corn belt that includes Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan
Wheat Belt Stretches from the Dakotas to Texas
Silicon Valley located south of San Francisco, is the nations leader in computer technology
Smog chemical reactions involving sunlight and pollutants form automobiles and industry
Superpower A county that is powerful in economics, military and political influence
Trade Deficit when the value of exports is less than the value of imports
North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) A trade agreement that eases trade barriers between countries of he western hemisphere that took effect in 1994
Created by: Coach Hilton