10 Facts About Mountain States


Mountain states form one of the nine geographic divisions of the United States that are officially recognized by the United States Census Bureau.

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Together with the Pacific States of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington, the Mountain states constitute the broader region of the West, one of the four regions the United States Census Bureau formally recognizes .

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The terrain of the Mountain West is more diverse than any other region in the United States.

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Mountain States West has some of the highest mountain peaks in America.

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Some more famous mountains in the Mountain States West are Mount Elbert, Pikes Peak, Blanca Peak, Longs Peak, Kings Peak, Wind River Peak, Cloud Peak, Wheeler Peak, Truchas Peak, Granite Peak, Borah Peak, and Humphreys Peak.

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Climate of the Mountain West is one of the more diverse climates in the United States.

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Northern portion of the Mountain States West tends to be a bit cooler than the southwestern areas.

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Eight Mountain states have the highest mean elevations of all 50 U S states.

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Phoenix metropolitan area is the most populous metropolitan area of the Mountain states, followed by Denver, Las Vegas, and Salt Lake City.

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Mountain States Time is observed in nearly the entire division, except Nevada and the Idaho Panhandle.

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