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United States, Pacific Northwest

The pacific northwest is a region of varied landforms and differing climatic conditions consisting of two states: Oregon and Washington. As of 2005, Oregon is 98,386 square miles and ranks as the 9th largest state; it has an estimated population of 3,641,056 and is the 27th most populated state. Also as of 2005, Washington is 71,303 square miles and ranks as the 18th largest state; it has an estimated population of 6,287,759 and is the 15th most populated state. Both states are located on the west coast of North America within a latitudinal band containing a humid coastal climate. Precipitation amounts are particularly high along the coasts of both states and especially on the windward slopes of the Coastal Range and the Cascade Mountains. High ...

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