East Coast of the United States

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The East Coast of the United States, also known as the Eastern Seaboard, refers to the easternmost coastal states in the United States, which touch the Atlantic Ocean and stretch up to Canada. In a geographical sense, the term Eastern Seaboard is widely used, 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. Major metropolitan areas of the eastern seaboard include the cities and surrounding areas of Boston, Burlington, Portland, Providence, Hartford, New York City, Newark, Buffalo, Albany, Philadelphia, Allentown, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia Beach, Raleigh, Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston, Atlanta, Savannah, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and Miami. The population of this region, extending from Maine to Florida, is approximately 111,508,688 as of 2008 (about 36% of the country's total population). The seaboard is also susceptible to hurricanes in the Atlantic hurricane season which runs from June 1 to November 30.

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