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North Carolina Geography: The Tidewater Region
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  • 1. North Carolina’s Geography: The Tidewater
  • 2. Where in the World is North Carolina?
  • 3. Where in the Country is North Carolina?
  • 4. Where in the Region is North Carolina?
  • 5. North Carolina’s Regions
  • 6. Features of the Tidewater region
    • Narrow strip of land extends along the Atlantic Ocean.
    • About 30 miles wide in southern NC, but as wide as 50 miles in the north.
    • Land is influenced by daily movement of the ocean’s tides.
  • 7. North Carolina’s Barrier Islands
  • 8. North Carolina’s Barrier Islands
  • 9. North Carolina’s Barrier Islands (the Outer Banks)
    • Islands off the coast of NC that form the beach for much of the Tidewater.
    • Part of a long chain of sand spits.
    • Called The Outer Banks along the northern half of the state coastline.
  • 10. North Carolina’s Sounds Sound: A bay or inlet of water
  • 11. North Carolina’s Sounds
    • Currituck Sound in the North
    • Albemarle Sound
    • Pamlico Sound
      • Largest and deepest
    • Core Sound
    • Bogue Sound.
  • 12. Major Rivers in the Tidewater
  • 13. Major Rivers in the Tidewater
    • Each is fed by fresh water coming from rivers in the Coastal Plain
    • Pamlico River feed into Pamlico Sound
    • Trent and Neuse Rivers come together at New Bern and feed into the Pamlico Sound.