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    • The Four Major Regions of Texas
    • Coastal Plains/Gulf Plains Region
    • Geographic Subdivisions
      • Piney Woods
      • Post Oak Belt
      • Blackland Prairie
      • Gulf Coast Plain
      • South Texas Plain
      Coastal Plains/Gulf Plains Region
    • Location
      • Covers 1/3 of the land of Texas
      • Northeast border is the Sabine River
      • Southeast border is the Gulf of Mexico
      • West border is the Balcones Escarpment
      • http://www.beg.utexas.edu/UTopia/contentpg_images/central/central_7708.jpg
    • Geographic Features
      • Flat and low
      • Wooded land and Coastal sands
      • Big Thicket National Preserve - forest in SE Texas
      • Rivers - Brazos, Colorado, Trinity
      • Good soils along rivers
    • Climate
      • Hot and damp, humid
      • Tornadoes, hurricanes
      • 30-55 inches of rain per year
    • Natural Resources
      • Plants - pine trees, hardwood trees (elm, oak, cottonwood, pecan)
      • Various Animals
      • Minerals
      • Bodies of water
    • Economic Resources
      • Farming
      • Fishing
      • Ranching
      • Tree farms - lumber businesses
      • Oil and gas (Spindletop 1901) http://sln.fi.edu/fellows/fellow2/jan99/spindletop.html
      • Factories
      • Ports
    • Major Cities
      • Austin
      • Houston
      • Dallas (on the border of Central Plains)
      • San Antonio
      • Texarkana
      • Corpus Christi
      • Brownsville