Appalachia(redirected from Poverty in Appalachia)
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Appalachia,region: see Appalachian MountainsAppalachian Mountains
, mountain system of E North America, extending in a broad belt c.1,600 mi (2,570 km) SW from the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec prov., Canada, to the Gulf coastal plain in Alabama. Main sections in the system are the White Mts., Green Mts.
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Proposed borderland along the southeastern side of North America, seaward of the Appalachian geosyncline in Paleozoic time.
West Virginia coal mining region known for its abysmal poverty. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 160]
a highland region of the eastern US, containing the Appalachian Mountains, extending from Pennsylvania to Alabama