The United States' Collection of Belts: Belt Regions of the U.S.

 Image of the 'Corn Belt' Image Credit: dakotafire.net

Image of the 'Corn Belt' Image Credit: dakotafire.net

Our last blog discussed a brief history of shelterbelts in the United States; however, shelterbelts are not the only 'belts' in the U.S. There are over 20 different regions that use the 'belt' terminology to describe climatic, economic, and cultural concentrations.

The 'belt' terminology was first used to describe particular growing regions along the same line of latitude. These regions typically had similar climates, producing the best conditions for certain plant species to thrive (a popular example would be the Coffee Belt along the Equator). Since then, this terminology has been applied to other cultural concentrations in the United States. This list is quite fascinating, in our opinion, marking fertile lands, definite climatic regions, industrial booms, dark historical periods, and distinct cultural presence.

 

LIST OF BELT REGIONS OF THE UNITED STATES

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*THESE REGIONS ARE NOT FORMALLY DEFINED; THEY FREQUENTLY OVERLAP AND HAVE VAGUE BORDERS.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_belt...