United States, Great Plains

The great plains region of the United States stretches in a broad band from Mexico in the south to Canada in the north and includes the states of Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. It is a region characterized by wide, flat lands with few trees similar to the steppes of Central Asia and the pampas of Argentina. The term prairie is often used, particularly in Canada. The Great Plains are part of a larger geographical area that extends to Texas and other more easterly states. It is possible to divide the Great Plains from the High Plains region approximately along the line of the 100th meridian. Land is more fertile to the eastern side, where the more generous rainfall supplements the ability ...

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