Map of USA West Coast States, USA Region

The West Coast of the United States, also known as the Pacific Coast, Pacific states. West Coast refers to the westernmost coastal states touching the Pacific Ocean. The West Coast is known for its beautiful beaches, world-famous zoo, beautiful cities, fantastic historical tour, and a young, diverse population.

Map of West Coast States, USA

Map of West Coast States, USA About Map - Map showing West Coast United States.

West Coast of the United States

The West Coast United States consists of fourteen states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Principal cities in the West Coast region are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Anchorage and Honolulu.

The West Coast of the United States is the coastline along which the Western United States meets the North Pacific Ocean. The word ‘the West Coast of the United States’ usually refers to the three contiguous states of the United States—California, Oregon, and Washington—but it also occasionally refers to Alaska and Hawaii, particularly when used by the United States Census Bureau to describe a region of the country.

The oldest known inhabitants of the Americas, the Paleo-Indians, crossed the Bering Strait from Eurasia into North America through a land bridge called Beringia between 45,000 and 12,000 years ago, marking the beginning of the history of the West Coast of the United States. Small, isolated communities of hunter-gatherers moved into Alaska along with herds of huge mammals. Ice-free passageways formed along the Pacific coast and in the valleys of North America between 16,500 BCE and 13,500 BCE.

The West Coast of the United States has a Mediterranean climate from Northern California to the U.S.-Mexico border, but it has an oceanic climate along its Northwestern, Northern, and Eastern edges toward the U.S.-Canada border. A Mediterranean climate, also known as a dry summer temperate climate Cs, is a sub-type of temperate climate distinguished by dry summers and mild, wet winters. The humid temperate climate is known as an oceanic climate, also known as a marine climate. California has the biggest population on the West Coast of the United States.

Many spectacular and stunning stretches of beach can be found in California and the Pacific Northwest. Water temperatures on the West Coast of United States are significantly colder than those in Florida or Texas. Some of the famous beaches of West Coast of United States are Coronado Beach, Cannon Beach, Rialto Beach, Carmel Beach, Westport Beach, La Jolla Cove, Butterfly Beach, and Salmon Creek Beach.

List of US West Coast States with Capitals

StateCapitalMajor CitiesPopulaion 2020 CensusLand Area (Sq mi)Density (Sq mi)Total County
AlaskaJuneauAnchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan733,391570,641 sq mi (1,477,953 km2)1.330
ArizonaPhoenixPhoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Chandler and Glendale7,151,502113,594 sq mi (294,207 km2)59.315
CaliforniaSacramentoLos Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno and Sacramento39,538,223155,779 sq mi (403,466 s. km)249.158
HawaiiHonoluluHonolulu, Hilo1, Kailua1, Kapolei1 and Kaneohe11,455,2716,423 sq mi (16,635 km2)2215
NevadaCarson CityLas Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Reno, Sparks and Carson City3,104,614109,781 sq mi (284,332 km2)25.917
OregonSalemPortland, Eugene, Salem, Gresham and Hillsboro4,237,25695,988 sq mi (248,608 km2)41.436
WashingtonOlympiaSeattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue and Olympia7,705,28166,456 sq mi (172,119 km2)106.339

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