Great Plains

  • great plains
    great plains, nebraska, u.s. 1.jpg
    view of the great plains near lincoln, nebraska
    great plains map.png
    approximate extent of the great plains[1]
    locationcanada and the united states
    coordinates37°n 97°w / 37°n 97°w / 37; -97
    length3,200 km (2,000 mi)
    width800 km (500 mi)
    area1,300,000 km2 (500,000 sq mi)

    the great plains (sometimes simply "the plains") is a broad expanse of flat land (a plain), much of it covered in prairie, steppe, and grassland, located in the united states and canada. it lies west of the mississippi river tallgrass prairie in the united states and east of the rocky mountains in the u.s. and canada. it encompasses:

    • the entirety of nebraska, north dakota, and south dakota
    • parts of colorado, montana, new mexico, oklahoma, texas, wyoming, and kansas
    • the southern portions of alberta, saskatchewan, and manitoba

    the region is known for supporting extensive cattle ranching and dry farming. the canadian portion of the plains is known as the canadian prairies. it covers much of alberta and southern saskatchewan, and a narrow band of southern manitoba.

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Great Plains
Great Plains, Nebraska, U.S. 1.jpg
View of the Great Plains near Lincoln, Nebraska
Great Plains map.png
Approximate extent of the Great Plains[1]
LocationCanada and the United States
Coordinates37°N 97°W / 37°N 97°W / 37; -97
Length3,200 km (2,000 mi)
Width800 km (500 mi)
Area1,300,000 km2 (500,000 sq mi)

The Great Plains (sometimes simply "the Plains") is a broad expanse of flat land (a plain), much of it covered in prairie, steppe, and grassland, located in the United States and Canada. It lies west of the Mississippi River tallgrass prairie in the United States and east of the Rocky Mountains in the U.S. and Canada. It encompasses:

The region is known for supporting extensive cattle ranching and dry farming. The Canadian portion of the Plains is known as the Canadian Prairies. It covers much of Alberta and southern Saskatchewan, and a narrow band of southern Manitoba.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Groot Vlaktes
azərbaycanca: Böyük Düzənliklər
Bân-lâm-gú: Tōa Pêⁿ-po͘
беларуская: Вялікія раўніны
български: Големи равнини
bosanski: Velika nizija
català: Grans Planes
čeština: Velké planiny
Deutsch: Great Plains
français: Grandes Plaines
hrvatski: Velika nizina
Bahasa Indonesia: Dataran Great Plains
italiano: Grandi Pianure
ქართული: დიდი ვაკეები
қазақша: Ұлы жазықтар
Lëtzebuergesch: Great Plains
Bahasa Melayu: Great Plains
Nederlands: Great Plains
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Buyuk tekisliklar
پنجابی: وڈے میدان
português: Grandes Planícies
Simple English: Great Plains
slovenčina: Veľké prérie
српски / srpski: Велике равнице
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Velika nizina
svenska: Great Plains
татарча/tatarça: Бөек тигезлекләр
Türkçe: Büyük Ovalar
українська: Великі рівнини
粵語: 大平原