A map of the East Coast of the United States. The states in striped red are also often considered part of the South
(and more particularly, the Southeast
), while the states in dark red are usually considered part of New England
or the Mid-Atlantic states
(collectively called the Northeast
). Note that the western part of Florida
is considered the Gulf Coast
The East Coast of the United States, also known as the "Eastern Seaboard" or "Atlantic Seaboard", refers to the easternmost coastal states in the central and northern United States, which touch the Atlantic Ocean and stretch up to Canada. While in a strict geographical sense it includes the entire eastern seaboard, in popular usage the term "East Coast" is most often used to specifically refer to the northern half of this region, which is also known as the Northeastern U.S. The southern half of this region is frequently considered to belong more strongly to the South or Southeast.
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