Pennsylvania Regions

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Geographic regions of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States of America.

Southeastern Pennsylvania[edit]

Delaware Valley[edit]

Main article: Delaware Valley
Counties constituting the Delaware Valley Region of Pennsylvania

The Delaware Valley is named for the Delaware River which flows through the region.

Consisting of the following counties:

This valley primarily contains the Philadelphia Metro Area.

Pennsylvania Piedmont[edit]

Counties constituting the Pennsylvania Piedmont Region

The Pennsylvania Piedmont region is a heavily agricultural section of the Piedmont Plateau located in Eastern Pennsylvania frequently cited as a candidate for extensive ecological preservation.

Consisting of the following counties:

Pennsylvania Dutch Country[edit]

Counties constituting the Pennsylvania Dutch Country Region

Pennsylvania Dutch Country refers to an area of southeastern Pennsylvania that has a high percentage of Amish, Mennonite and "Fancy Dutch" inhabitants and where the Pennsylvania German language was historically common.

Consisting of the following counties:

Lehigh Valley[edit]

Main article: Lehigh Valley
Counties constituting the Lehigh Valley Region of Pennsylvania

Located along the Lehigh River.

Consisting of following counties:

This valley primarily contains the Allentown Metro Area.

Northeastern Pennsylvania[edit]

Northeastern Pennsylvania[edit]

Counties constituting Northeastern Pennsylvania

This mountainous area of Pennsylvania includes the Pocono Mountains, the Endless Mountains and former anthracite coal mining cities, boroughs, and villages.

Consisting of the following counties:

These counties may be considered Northeastern Pennsylvania

The Poconos[edit]

Main article: The Poconos
Counties constituting The Poconos

The Poconos, or the Pocono Mountains region, is a mountainous region of about 2,400 square miles (6,200 km²) located in northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 30 miles north of Allentown, which are a popular recreational destination for local and regional visitors.

Consisting of the following counties:

May be considered part of the Poconos

Coal Region[edit]

Main article: Coal Region
Counties constituting the Anthracite Coal Region of Pennsylvania

The Coal Region is a term used to refer to an area of Northeastern Pennsylvania in the central Appalachian Mountains. The region is home to the largest known deposits of anthracite coal found in the Americas, with an estimated reserve of 7 billion tons.

Wyoming Valley[edit]

Main article: Wyoming Valley
Counties constituting the Wyoming Valley Region of Pennsylvania

Wyoming Valley is a region of northeastern Pennsylvania. The valley is a crescent-shaped depression, a part of the ridge-and-valley or folded Appalachians, which includes the metropolitan areas of Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Consisting of the following counties:

This valley primarily contains the Wilkes-Barre Metro Area and the Scranton Metro Area.

Endless Mountains[edit]

Main article: Endless Mountains
Counties constituting the Endless Mountains Region of Pennsylvania

The Endless Mountains are a chain of mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania which are part of the Appalachian Mountains chain. The "mountains" are not true mountains, geologically speaking, but are a dissected plateau and are part of the Allegheny Plateau, along with the higher Catskill Mountains to the east of the Endless Mountains in New York.

Consisting of the following counties:

Northern Tier[edit]

Counties constituting the Northern Tier Region of Pennsylvania

The Northern Tier is a geographic region in north-central Pennsylvania.

Consisting of the following counties:

Central Pennsylvania[edit]

Susquehanna River Valley[edit]

Main article: Susquehanna River
Counties constituting the Susquehanna River Valley Region of Pennsylvania. Those in red are those through which the river physically flows, dark red counties are part of the watershed.

The Susquehanna River is a river in the northeastern United States. At approximately 410 mi (715 km) long, it is the longest river on the American East Coast.

South Central Pennsylvania[edit]

Counties constituting the South Central region of Pennsylvania

South Central Pennsylvania is a geographic region that lies between the Delaware Valley and Western Pennsylvania, United States.

Consisting of the following counties:

Parts of these counties may be considered part of South Central Pennsylvania:

Happy Valley[edit]

Counties constituting the Happy Valley Region of Pennsylvania

Happy Valley is a large valley located in central Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State University is located in the valley.

Consisting of the following county:

Cumberland Valley[edit]

Main article: Cumberland Valley
Counties constituting the Cumberland Valley Region of Pennsylvania

The Cumberland Valley is a geographic region that lies between South Mountain and the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Pennsylvania and western Maryland, United States.

Consisting of the following counties:

Western Pennsylvania[edit]

Main article: Western Pennsylvania

Laurel Highlands[edit]

Main article: Laurel Highlands
Counties constituting the Laurel Highlands Region of Pennsylvania

The Laurel Highlands, in the southwestern part of the state of Pennsylvania, traverses the Laurel and Chestnut ridges of the Allegheny Mountains.

Consisting of the following counties:

Greater Pittsburgh[edit]

Main article: Pittsburgh
Counties constituting the Pittsburgh Metro Area

Consisting of the following counties:

Allegheny National Forest[edit]

Counties constituting the Allegheny National Forest Region of Pennsylvania

The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest located in northwestern Pennsylvania. The forest covers over 500,000 acres (2,000 km²) of land.

Consisting of the following counties:

Pennsylvania's Northwest Region[edit]

Counties constituting Pennsylvania's Northwest Region