Appalachia

noun
an impoverished coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains (from Pennsylvania to North Carolina)
Derivationally related forms: ↑Appalachian
Part Holonyms: ↑Appalachians, ↑Appalachian Mountains

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Appalachia [Appalachia]
a region of the ↑Appalachian Mountains in the southern US. It includes parts of 13 states and is known for the poverty of its mostly white population in some areas. The local people are famous for their traditional arts.

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  • Appalachia — steht für: Appalachia (New Hampshire) Appalachia (Virginia) Appalachia (Gattung), eine Heuschreckengattung Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Appalachia — Appalachia, VA U.S. town in Virginia Population (2000): 1839 Housing Units (2000): 891 Land area (2000): 2.306678 sq. miles (5.974268 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.306678 sq. miles (5.974268… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Appalachia, VA — U.S. town in Virginia Population (2000): 1839 Housing Units (2000): 891 Land area (2000): 2.306678 sq. miles (5.974268 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.306678 sq. miles (5.974268 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Appalachia — cultural and geographical region of inland Eastern U.S., 1880s, from the APPALACHIAN (Cf. Appalachian) Mountains, which are its core. Earlier Appalachia was proposed as a better name for United States of America by Washington Irving in 1839… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Appalachia — [ap΄ə lā′chə, ap΄ə lāchē ə; ap΄əlach′ə] the highland region of the E U.S. including the central and S Appalachian Mountains and the Piedmont plateau Appalachian adj …   English World dictionary

  • Appalachia — Appalachian Regional Commission s charter.Appalachia is a term used to describe a region in the eastern United States that stretches from southern New York state to northern Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia. Although part of the Appalachian… …   Wikipedia

  • Appalachia — Laramidia, le Voie maritime intérieure de l Ouest, et Appalachia, au cours de la fin du stade Campanien. Durant le mésozoïque, Appalachia est une île continent qui correspond à l actuelle partie orientale des Etats Un …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Appalachia — Original name in latin Appalachia Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/New York longitude 36.90676 latitude 82.78183 altitude 502 Population 1754 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Appalachia — geographical name region E United States comprising Appalachian Mountains from S central New York to central Alabama …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Appalachia — /ap euh lay chee euh, cheuh, lach ee euh, lach euh/, n. 1. Geol. a Paleozoic landmass, the erosion of which provided the sediments to form the rocks of the Appalachian Mountains. 2. a region in the E United States, in the area of the S… …   Universalium

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