A physiographic province is a geographic region with a characteristic geomorphology, and often specific subsurface rock type or structural elements.
The continents are subdivided into various physiographic provinces, each having a specific character, relief, and environment which contributes to its uniqueness. The physiographic provinces are then subdivided into smaller physiographic sections.
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.
- Physiographic provinces — index
- Physiographic sections — index
- Physiographic regions of the world — chart with physiographic provinces and sections by continent.
- Geologic province
- http://tapestry.usgs.gov/physiogr/physio.html A Tapestry of Time and Terrain, USGS
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