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Great Lakes Megalopolis
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United States
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Cleveland
CLEVELAND (/ˈkliːvlənd/ KLEEV-lənd ) is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio
Ohio
and the county seat of Cuyahoga County , the state's second most-populous county. Located along Lake Erie , the city proper has a population of 388,072, making Cleveland
Cleveland
the 51st largest city in the United States, and the second-largest city in Ohio
Ohio
after Columbus . Greater Cleveland ranked as the 32nd-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with 2,055,612 people in 2016. The city anchors the Cleveland–Akron–Canton Combined Statistical Area , which had a population of 3,515,646 in 2010 and ranks 15th in the United States. The city is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie , approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers) west of the Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
state border
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Midwestern United States
The MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES, also referred to as the AMERICAN MIDWEST, MIDDLE WEST, or simply the MIDWEST, is one of the four geographic regions defined by the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
, occupying the northern central part of the United States
United States
of America . It was officially named the NORTH CENTRAL REGION by the Census Bureau until 1984. It is located between the Northeastern U.S. and the Western U.S. , with Canada
Canada
to its north and the Southern U.S. to its south
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Upstate New York
UPSTATE NEW YORK is the portion of the American state of New York lying north of New York City
New York City
. The region includes most of the state of New York, excluding New York City
New York City
and its environs, as well as Long Island , though the precise boundary is debated. Upstate New York includes the major cities of Buffalo , Rochester , Albany , and Syracuse
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Rust Belt
The RUST BELT is a region of the United States
United States
, made up mostly of places in the Midwest and Great Lakes . Rust refers to the deindustrialization , or economic decline, population loss , and urban decay due to the shrinking of its once-powerful industrial sector. The term gained popularity in the U.S. in the 1980s. The Rust Belt
Rust Belt
begins in western New York and traverses west through Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
, West Virginia
West Virginia
, Ohio
Ohio
, Indiana
Indiana
, and the Lower Peninsula of Michigan
Michigan
, ending in northern Illinois
Illinois
, eastern Iowa
Iowa
, and southeastern Wisconsin
Wisconsin

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France
FRANCE (French: ), officially the FRENCH REPUBLIC (French: République française, pronounced ), is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France
France
in western Europe
Europe
, as well as several overseas regions and territories . The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
to the English Channel
English Channel
and the North Sea
North Sea
, and from the Rhine
Rhine
to the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America
South America
and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans
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Northeast Megalopolis
The NORTHEAST MEGALOPOLIS (also BOSTON–WASHINGTON CORRIDOR or BOS-WASH CORRIDOR) is the most heavily urbanized region of the United States , running primarily northeast to southwest from the northern suburbs of Boston
Boston
, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
, to the southern suburbs of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
, in Northern Virginia
Virginia
. It includes the major cities of Boston
Boston
, Providence , Hartford , New York City
New York City
, Philadelphia
Philadelphia
, Baltimore
Baltimore
, and Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
, along with their metropolitan areas and suburbs as well as many smaller urban centers. On a map, the Northeast megalopolis
Northeast megalopolis
appears almost as a straight line
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Jean Gottmann
(IONA) JEAN GOTTMANN (23 October 1915, in Kharkov
Kharkov
– 28 February 1994, in Oxford) was a French geographer who was best known for his seminal study on the urban region of the Northeast megalopolis . His main contributions to human geography were in the sub-fields of urban, political, economic, historical and regional geography. His regional specializations ranged from France and the Mediterranean to the United States , Israel
Israel
, and Japan
Japan
. CONTENTS * 1 Early years * 2 Career * 3 Awards * 4 Bibliography * 5 See also * 6 References EARLY YEARSGottmann was born in Kharkov
Kharkov
, Ukraine
Ukraine
, Russian Empire
Russian Empire
. He was the only child of prosperous Jewish parents, Elie Gottmann and Sonia-Fanny Ettinger, who were killed in February 1918, following the Russian Revolution of 1917
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Geography
GEOGRAPHY (from Greek γεωγραφία, geographia, literally "earth description" ) is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth
Earth
. The first person to use the word "γεωγραφία" was Eratosthenes
Eratosthenes
(276–194 BC). Geography
Geography
is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks an understanding of the Earth
Earth
and its human and natural complexities—not merely where objects are, but how they have changed and come to be. Geography
Geography
is often defined in terms of the two branches of human geography and physical geography . Human geography
Human geography
deals with the study of people and their communities, cultures, economies and interactions with the environment by studying their relations with and across space and place
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Southern Ontario
SOUTHERN ONTARIO is a primary region of the province of Ontario
Ontario
, Canada
Canada
, the other primary region being Northern Ontario. It is the most densely populated and southernmost region in Canada. Situated south of Algonquin Park , it covers between 14 and 15% of the province, depending on the inclusion of the Parry Sound and Muskoka districts. The region is home to one-third of Canada's population. Southern Ontario
Ontario
differs greatly from Northern Ontario
Ontario
, in that it has a larger population, different climate, and different culture than its northern counterpart. It is broken into smaller subregions, including Central Ontario
Ontario
, Eastern Ontario
Ontario
, Southwestern Ontario
Ontario
, and the Golden Horseshoe
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Minneapolis–saint Paul
Minnesota Wisconsin * PRINCIPAL CITIES * Minneapolis * Saint Paul AREA • URBAN 1,021.8 sq mi (2,646 km2) • METRO 8,120 sq mi (21,000 km2) HIGHEST ELEVATION 1,376 ft (419 m) LOWEST ELEVATION 666 ft (203 m) POPULATION (2016) • DENSITY 515.4/sq mi (199.0/km2) • URBAN 3,112,117 (14th ) • MSA 3,551,036 (16th ) • CSA 3,894,820 (14th ) MSA/CSA: 2016 Urban: 2010 TIME ZONE CST (
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Kansas City, Missouri
KANSAS CITY is the largest city in Missouri
Missouri
, United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city had an estimated population of 481,420 in 2016, making it the 37th largest city by population in the United States
United States
. It is the central city of the Kansas City
City
metropolitan area , which straddles the Kansas
Kansas
–Missouri border. Kansas
Kansas
City
City
was founded in the 1830s as a Missouri
Missouri
River port at its confluence with the Kansas
Kansas
River coming in from the west. On June 1, 1850 the town of Kansas
Kansas
was incorporated; shortly after came the establishment of the Kansas
Kansas
Territory
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Cincinnati
CINCINNATI (/ˌsɪnsᵻˈnæti/ SIN-si-NAT-ee ) is a city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Ohio
Ohio
that serves as county seat of Hamilton County . Settled in 1788, the city is located on the north side of the confluence of the Licking with the Ohio
Ohio
River . With a population of 298,800, Cincinnati
Cincinnati
is the third-largest city in Ohio
Ohio
and the 65th-largest city in the United States. Its metropolitan statistical area is the 28th-largest in the United States
United States
and the largest centered in Ohio. The city is also part of the larger Cincinnati–Middletown–Wilmington combined statistical area , which had a population of 2,172,191 in the 2010 census. In the 19th century, Cincinnati
Cincinnati
was an American boomtown in the heart of the country; it rivaled the larger coastal cities in size and wealth
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Columbus, Ohio
COLUMBUS (/kəˈlʌmbəs/ kə-LUM-bəs ) is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Ohio
Ohio
. It is the 14th-largest city in the United States, with a population of 860,090 as of 2016 estimates. This makes Columbus the third-most populous state capital in the United States, and the second-largest city in the Midwestern United States , after Chicago
Chicago
. It is the core city of the Columbus, Ohio, Metropolitan Statistical Area , which encompasses ten counties. With a population of 2,021,632, it is Ohio's third-largest metropolitan area . Columbus is the county seat of Franklin County . The city proper has also expanded and annexed portions of adjoining Delaware
Delaware
County and Fairfield County
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St. Louis
St. Louis Lambert International Airport MidAmerica St. Louis
St. Louis
Airport WATERWAYS Mississippi River
Mississippi River
WEBSITE stlouis-mo.govST. LOUIS (/seɪnt ˈluːɪs/ ) is an independent city and major U.S. port in the state of Missouri
Missouri
, built along the western bank of the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
, which marks Missouri's border with Illinois
Illinois
. The city had an estimated 2016 population of 311,404, and is the cultural and economic center of the Greater St. Louis area (home to 2,916,447 people), making it the largest metropolitan area in Missouri and the 19th-largest in the United States
United States
. Prior to European settlement , the area was a major regional center of Native American Mississippian culture
Mississippian culture

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Quebec City
QUEBEC CITY (pronounced /kwɪˈbɛk/ ( listen ) or /kəˈbɛk/ ; French : Québec ( listen )); French : Ville de Québec), officially QUéBEC, is the capital city of the Canadian province of Quebec
Quebec
. The city had a population estimate of 531,902 in July 2016, (an increase of 3.0% from 2011) and the metropolitan area had a population of 800,296 in July 2016, (an increase of 4.3% from 2011) making it the seventh-largest metropolitan area in Canada
Canada
. The narrowing of the Saint Lawrence River proximate to the city's promontory, Cap-Diamant (Cape Diamond), and Lévis , on the opposite bank, provided the name given to the city, Kébec, an Algonquin word meaning "where the river narrows"
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