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States included in the Midwest  

Midwest is a region that includes 12 states in the north central United States: – Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin. This region extends north and west from the Ohio River to west of the Mississippi River. The land of this region is thought to be flat but in actual, all the places are not flat. It is also known as the Heartland of America.


Facts you didn’t know about Midwest: –

  • This particular region produces more corn every year than any other area of the United States.
  • Chicago is the largest city and unofficial capital of the Midwest.
  • This region has the major waterways of the Mississippi River. This river is fed by the Missouri and Ohio River.
  • Manufacturing and heavy industry became very popular in the Midwest.
  • Earlier, this region was completely covered by mixed forests and open grasslands but now, all of them have been cleared.
  • Midwest has fertile soil and a perfect climate that makes it best for farming.
  • This region of Unites States has various nicknames like ‘Middle America’ and ‘America’s Breadbasket’.
  • Twinkies were invented in this region.
  • Catholicism is the largest single religious denomination in this region.
  • Midwesterners have accent different from south states.
  • This region received the nickname Breadbasket because it produces a large portion of cereal crops in United States.
  • It is still a topic of discussion that which states should be included in Midwest.


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