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Old 07-07-2012, 09:57 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Not to bash on Iowa to mention, I was impressed with how green, hilly and beautiful Iowa is.
I agree. Iowa surprised me and it looked different than I had imagined it. It was mostly rolling hills and very beautiful farmland. Nebraska on the other hand was pretty much exactly how I pictured it, mostly flat then rising to high desolate plains in the west.


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Yes but it's still MOSTLY mountains, isn't it?
About 35-40% of Colorado in the Eastern part is high plains. When flying into Denver Airport it's very apparent.

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Old 07-07-2012, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Just about to say that one. Certainly Metro NYC accounts for the vast majority of NY's populace, but geographically, it's probably no more than 15% of the state.
It's actually less than 1% of the state.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:48 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Delaware is more densely populated than New York, if you can believe it.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Delaware is more densely populated than New York, if you can believe it.
Than NYC or NYS?
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Kansas is not nearly as flat at Illinois, southern Michigan, Florida, the Texas coastal plain.

Reference to Montana above, New Mexico is probably more mountainous and less flat than Montana is.

Less than half of Louisiana is Cajun country and bayous. Most of it is just like Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas.
In my experience, Illinois is less flat than Kansas.

I think many people stereotype Illinois and Iowa as being vast corn/soybean fields that dominate the central parts of the state. A lot of people think Illinois has no natural beauty. They forget about the rivers and valleys that give some varied, lush, and green topography for the state. Most people don't even realize that there's a national forest with caves and waterfalls and cypress swamps in southern Illinois.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:51 AM
 
Location: USA
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In my experience, Illinois is less flat than Kansas.

I think many people stereotype Illinois and Iowa as being vast corn/soybean fields that dominate the central parts of the state. A lot of people think Illinois has no natural beauty. They forget about the rivers and valleys that give some varied, lush, and green topography for the state. Most people don't even realize that there's a national forest with caves and waterfalls and cypress swamps in southern Illinois.
Actually I thought that the drive along I-57 from Missouri up through southern Illinois near Carbondale was quite pretty. It's definitely not plains or prairies.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:05 PM
 
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Kansas is not nearly as flat at Illinois, southern Michigan, Florida, the Texas coastal plain.

Reference to Montana above, New Mexico is probably more mountainous and less flat than Montana is.

Less than half of Louisiana is Cajun country and bayous. Most of it is just like Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas.

Southern Michigan is not flat. The Irish Hills are 30 minutes southwest of Ann Arbor.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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A lot of people think of Missouri as a redneck, hick racist state.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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50 State Stereotypes (in 2 minutes) - YouTube

most of this is actually pretty accurate
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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Iowa being a agarian state- It's population i believe is 60% urban

Texas being rural (some people actually believe this )- There are cities in Texas

New York state is just NYC and suburbs- There are many major cities in new york besides NYC such as Buffalo and Rochester.

The Midwestern states (outside the great lake states)- are flyover country with no interesting landmarks, predominantly rural, no cities- St.Louis, Minneapolis, Des monies, Kansas city, whiticha, Omaha to name a few cities. All these cities are worthy of visiting ESPECIALLY St.Louis and Minneapolis. Outside these cities there is geographical diversity and its not all rural.
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