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Midwest (United States of America)

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The Midwest is a region of the United States of America known for steel mills, auto plants, farming, coal mining, and other blue-collar industries.



  • Cleveland, the "Rock and Roll Capital" and home to one of the five richest collections of arts and culture institutions in the U.S.
  • Chicago, the "Windy City" and third largest city in the U.S.
  • Cincinnati, the "Queen City"
  • Columbus, the state capital of Ohio and home of The Ohio State University
  • Detroit, the "Motor City", a.k.a. "Motown"
  • Indianapolis, the state capital of Indiana
  • Kansas City, the "City of Fountains"
  • Milwaukee, home of Miller beer breweries
  • Minneapolis, "Twin City" (with St. Paul)
  • St. Louis, home of Annheuser Busch beer breweries
  • St. Paul, "Twin City" (with Minneapolis)

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The term "Midwest" refers to a collection of states just east of center in the United States. This area is sometimes referred to as the "heart" of America and is often associated with agriculture and industry. The culture of the midwest is generally acknowledged to be "down to earth", as much of the population is far from the influences of coastal cities and cultural centers such as New York City and Los Angeles. The biggest city in the midwest region is Chicago, Illinois.

States bordering the Great Lakes (Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin) are sometimes called the "North Coast", as a parallel to the East and West coasts.


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