A physiographic province is a geographic region with a specific geomorphology and often specific subsurface rock type or structural elements.
A continent may be subdivided into various physiographic provinces, each having a specific character, relief, and environment which contributes to its uniqueness.
In the Western United States of western North America: the Basin and Range Province, Cascade Range, Colorado Plateau, Rio Grande rift, Great Basin, Central Valley (California), Peninsular Ranges, Los Angeles Basin, and Transverse Ranges are physiographic province examples.
See also 
- Physiographic regions of the world
- Geologic province
- http://tapestry.usgs.gov/physiogr/physio.html A Tapestry of Time and Terrain, USGS
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