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Fifty States

Heartland map

The Heartland

The dominant geographic feature of the Heartland is the broad expanse of the Great Plains. The states in the region — North Dakota , South Dakota , Nebraska , Kansas , Minnesota , Iowa , and Missouri — are considered to be the "breadbasket of America" and produce agricultural staples such as corn, wheat, milk, and cattle for the United States and the world.

Midwest map

The Midwest

The states surrounding the Great Lakes make up the Midwest. Major cities and manufacturing centers — like Detroit, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; and Cleveland, Ohio — border the lakes. Farther away from the lakes are agricultural areas, including a major center of dairy farming in Wisconsin and soybean production in Indiana.
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