Plains States

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Location-Iowa, Kansas, MIssouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

Place-The Great Plains region has generally level or rolling terrain; its subdivisions include Edwards Plateau, the Llano Estacado, the High Plains, the Sand Hills, the Badlands, and the Northern Plains. It also has currency as a region of human geography, referring to the Plains Indians or the Plains States.


The international trade of the Great Plains is dominated by Texas, which exports more, by value, of almost every important Plains product than any other state or province in the region. One significant balance in the North is the large amount of Alberta's exports of oil and natural gas. In total, Texas exports almost as much, by value, as all the other Great Plains states and provinces combined.


The great plains, like much of the U.S., is dependent on multiple other countries for the things that we need to function.