Southeastern United States
|Southeastern United States|
|• Total||1,504,360 km2 (580,835 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,399,920 km2 (540,511 sq mi)|
|• Water||104,440 km2 (40,324 sq mi) 6.9%|
|• Density||58.1/km2 (150.5/sq mi)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT/CDT (UTC)|
- Most populous states 1.1
- History 2
- Culture 3
- Economy 4
- Higher education 5.1
- Largest cities 6
- Metropolitan Statistical Areas 7
- Combined Statistical Areas 8
- Fauna 9.1
- See also 10
- References 11
- External links 12
There is no official
- Flora Atlas of the Southeastern United States — by the North Carolina Botanical Garden & University of North Carolina Herbarium (NCU).
- Sea Level Changes in the Southeastern United States. Past, Present, and Future — University of South Florida (August 2011)
- Britannica Southeast U.S. - video on YouTube
- Association of American Geographers
- "Florida QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". Quickfacts.census.gov. Retrieved 2013-12-13.
- "Georgia QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". Quickfacts.census.gov. Retrieved 2013-12-13.
- "North Carolina QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". Quickfacts.census.gov. Retrieved 2013-12-13.
- "State jobless rate below US average". The Decatur Daily. August 19, 2005. Retrieved 2007-02-12.
- "Business Partnership Opportunities | University of South Carolina". Innovista.sc.edu. Retrieved 2013-12-13.
- "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012" (
- "Jacksonville (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". Quickfacts.census.gov. Retrieved 2013-12-13.
- "http://www.census.gov/popest/data/metro/totals/2013/". 2013 Population Estimates.
- Waymer, Jim (September 19, 2013). "Refuge hopes new hunts help big pig problem". Florida Today (Melbourne, Florida). pp. 1B. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
- Southeastern mixed forests — Southeastern habitat
- Hammock (ecology) — Southeastern habitat
- East Coast of the United States — the southern Eastern Seaboard portion.
There are about two million feral pigs in the Southeast. Around 500,000 are in Florida.
These are the combined statistical areas of the Southeastern region which exceed 1 million in population according to the United States Census Bureau's 2013 estimates. Note that the metropolitan areas of Tampa and Richmond are not included in any CSA's so they are included in the table without constituent areas:
- "Gulf Coast" extending as far east as the western tip of Florida
- "Northeast" including much of eastern Virginia
Two others tie some areas on the margins of the Southeast to urban centers in other regions:
- "Piedmont" extending from North Carolina to Alabama
- "Peninsula" covering South Florida and Central Florida
Beyond Megalopolis by Virginia Tech's Metropolitan Institute, an attempt to update Jean Gottmann's work with current trends, defines two "megapolitan areas" contained within the Southeast, out of a total of ten such areas in the United States:
Combined Statistical Areas
These are the metropolitan areas of the Southeastern region which exceed 1 million in population according to the United States Census Bureau's 2013 estimates:
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
^ a: Jacksonville, Louisville, and Nashville are consolidated city-counties. Therefore the population given is for the entire city excluding other incorporated places lying within the county limits.
|4||Washington||District of Columbia||632,323|
These are the largest cities in the Southeastern region of the United States by population, according to the United States Census Bureau:
Research Triangle Park, in the Raleigh-Durham urban area of North Carolina, has emerged as a major hub of technology, governmental, and biotechnological research and development, as has the Virginia BioTechnology Research Park in Richmond. The Cummings Research Park in the Huntsville, Alabama area is the second largest research complex in the nation. It is one of the biggest areas of aerospace engineering and missile defense technology. Huntsville is also home to Redstone Arsenal, United States Army Missile Command, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and many other key government, military, and aerospace agencies. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida is the largest laboratory in the world devoted to the study of magnetism. The University of South Carolina is currently constructing a research campus in downtown Columbia, and the University is the nation’s only National Science Foundation-funded Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Fuel Cells.
The Southeast is home to a number of prominent universities, with several large research universities of longstanding significance which exert influence beyond the region.
. Mobile, which operates a massive, state-of-the-art facility in Thyssen-Krupp is also home to a large-scale manufacturing project owned by the German steel megacorporation Alabama  The South has changed dramatically in the last two generations. Since 1980, there has been a boom in its
The predominant culture of the South has its origins with the settlement of the region by British colonists and African slaves in the 17th century, as well as large groups of English, Scots and Ulster-Scots, Germans, French, and Acadians in succeeding centuries.
The most populous state in the region was Florida (19,552,860), followed by Georgia (9,992,167), and North Carolina (9,848,060).
Most populous states