List of belt regions of the United States
The belt regions of the
United Statesoriginally referred to the growing regions of various crops, but usage has expanded to other climatic, economic and cultural concentrations. The agricultural regions generally follow lines of latitude, hence the allusion to a long clothing belt.
These regions, especially the non-agricultural ones, are not formally defined; they frequently overlap each other and have vaguely-defined borders.
List of regions
Bible Belt, any collection of states where evangelical and fundamentalist Protestantismare prevalent.
*Black Belt, a region of fertile farmlands in the Southeast now known as a region of persistent poverty with a high ratio of
Black Belt (region of Alabama), a section of Alabama(and extending into Mississippi) having a particular concentration of the same characteristics.
Borscht Belt, a region of Jewish resorts in the Catskills
Corn Belt, midwestern states where corn is the primary crop
*Cotton Belt, southern states where
cottonis or was a primary crop
Frost Belt, a region of cold weather in the northeastern and north-central United States
Grain Belt, sometimes Wheat Belt, northern midwestern states where most of North America's grain and soybeans are grown
Jell-O Belt, western states with a large Mormon population
Rice Belt, southern states where rice is a major crop
Rust Belt(sometimes called the Manufacturing Belt), northeastern and central northern states where heavy industrialization—and some economic stagnation—is common
Snowbelt, areas in the Northeast and northern Midwest prone to lake effect snow
Stroke Belt, a region in the Southeast that has an unusually high incidence of strokeand other forms of cardiovascular disease
Sun Belt, southern, hot-weather states stretching from coast to coast
Unchurched Belt, a region in the far Western United Stateswhich has low religiousattendance.
List of regions of the United States
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