* The region includes OREGON, WASHINGTON, IDAHO, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, HAWAII and the U.S. TERRITORIES in the Pacific Ocean. * The PACIFIC REGION has more protected species than any other region .
There are three states in the contiguous United States that have coastline access to the Pacific Ocean : California, Oregon, and Washington. The state of Alaska and the island state of Hawaii make up the other two states that are part of the region called the West Coast of the United States .
For census purposes, Hawaii is part of the West Coast , along with the other four states. Encyclopædia Britannica refers to the North American region as part of the Pacific Coast , including Alaska and British Columbia.
CONUS = The 48 CONtiguous States and the District of Columbia or “the lower 48, as they’re affectionately known to the Alaskans.” Overseas = Any country or place beyond the CONUS . Alaska , Hawaii and the U.S. territories are considered overseas under the Space-A Regulation.
The terms exclude the non-contiguous states of Alaska and Hawaii , and all other off-shore insular areas, such as American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico.
Pacific Coast , region, western North America, possessing two unifying geologic and geographic properties—the Pacific Ocean , which constitutes a natural western border, and the coastal mountain ranges that form the eastern border of the region.
Outline the three main areas of the South Pacific: Melanesia , Micronesia , and Polynesia . Distinguish between low islands and high islands. Determine which islands remain under the auspices of France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, or the United States.
Fifteen Pacific island countries and areas are included in the Country Cooperation Strategy for the Pacific Island Countries.
Five states form the Pacific States region of the United States – Alaska , California , Hawaii , Oregon and Washington – and, as its name suggests, they all have coastlines on the Pacific Ocean (and are the only states that border that ocean).
Many people know that Hawaii joined the United States of America as the 50th state in 1959.
No. According to the Census Bureau (Geography Atlas – Regions – Geography – U.S. Census Bureau ), it is a western state. Despite being closer to the center of the country than the West Coast, it has much more in common with the West than the Midwest .
Las Vegas is closer to the Pacific Ocean than some areas of CA, WA and OR. No one would argue that those are West Coast states. No technically its not West Coasrt be definitely West .