Central Plain (Wisconsin)

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== Central Plain (Wisconsin) ==

The Central Plain is a geographical region located in the state of Wisconsin, United States. It is one of the five major geographical regions of Wisconsin, alongside the Northern Highland, Western Upland, Eastern Ridges and Lowlands, and the Lake Superior Lowland. The Central Plain is characterized by its relatively flat terrain, fertile soil, and significant agricultural activity.

Geography[edit | edit source]

The Central Plain extends from the Wisconsin River in the west to the Fox River in the east. It is bordered by the Western Upland to the west and the Eastern Ridges and Lowlands to the east. The region is known for its extensive prairies, wetlands, and numerous small lakes and streams.

Climate[edit | edit source]

The climate of the Central Plain is classified as humid continental, with cold winters and warm summers. The region receives a moderate amount of precipitation throughout the year, which supports its agricultural activities.

Agriculture[edit | edit source]

Agriculture is a significant part of the economy in the Central Plain. The fertile soil and favorable climate conditions make it ideal for growing crops such as corn, soybeans, and alfalfa. Dairy farming is also prevalent in the region, contributing to Wisconsin's reputation as "America's Dairyland."

Natural Resources[edit | edit source]

The Central Plain is rich in natural resources, including fertile soil and abundant water sources. The region's wetlands and prairies provide important habitats for a variety of wildlife, including numerous bird species and small mammals.

Major Cities[edit | edit source]

Some of the major cities located within the Central Plain include:

History[edit | edit source]

The Central Plain has a rich history that includes early Native American settlements, European exploration, and significant agricultural development. The region was originally inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Ho-Chunk and Menominee. European settlers began to arrive in the early 19th century, leading to the establishment of farms and towns.

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