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Regions Of Pennsylvania

  1. 1. Regions Of Pennsylvania A region is a large surface of land area that has some feature in common.
  2. 2. Atlantic Coastal Plain Delaware River and Philadelphia
  3. 3. Land Formation: Plain <ul><li>A plain is a flat land. They can be lower or higher in elevation. </li></ul><ul><li>The Atlantic Coastal Plain ranges in elevation from sea level to a few hundred feet above sea level. </li></ul><ul><li>There is rich soil for good crop production in this region. However, not much farming occurs because of the many buildings here. </li></ul><ul><li>Philadelphia, which is in this region, is Pennsylvania’s largest city. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Climate: Philadelphia <ul><li>The average temperature in January is 31 ° F. </li></ul><ul><li>The Average temp. in July is 76 ° F. </li></ul><ul><li>The average rainfall is over 44 in. per year. </li></ul><ul><li>The average snowfall is 15-30 in. per year. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Interesting Facts of This Region <ul><li>Location – This region is located in the southeastern part of Pennsylvania. </li></ul><ul><li>Philadelphia is known as a port city. This is because ships can sail up the Delaware River from the Atlantic Ocean to import and export goods. </li></ul><ul><li>This region was part of the ocean millions of years ago. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Piedmont Amish Country, Lancaster County
  7. 7. Land Formation: Gentle Rolling Hills <ul><li>A Piedmont is land that lies at the base of a mountain. </li></ul><ul><li>This region has gentle rolling hills with elevations ranging from 100 to 600 feet above sea level. </li></ul><ul><li>It has the longest growing season in Pennsylvania because of its milder climate. </li></ul><ul><li>The city of Lancaster is in this region, which makes products that are sent around the country. </li></ul><ul><li>This region contains many farms which are run by the Amish. Amish are people who farm without modern equipment because of their religious beliefs. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Climate: Reading Area <ul><li>The average temperature in January is 30 ° F. </li></ul><ul><li>The average temp. in July is 74 ° F. </li></ul><ul><li>The average yearly snowfall is between 15 and 30 in. </li></ul><ul><li>The average yearly rainfall is about 43 in. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Interesting Facts of This Region <ul><li>Location: In PA, the Piedmont starts just west of Philadelphia and extends northwest to Harrisburg. </li></ul><ul><li>Within the Piedmont lies some of the best soil in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Many different animals are raised and many different crops are grown here. </li></ul><ul><li>This region contains many factories that process foods. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Ridge and Valley Perry County, south of Newport
  11. 11. Land Formation: Ridge & Valley <ul><li>A ridge consists of hills and mountains in a narrow chain. </li></ul><ul><li>The elevation of the ridges in this region range from 800 to over 2,000 feet above seal level. </li></ul><ul><li>A valley is the land, of a lower elevation, between two ridges. </li></ul><ul><li>The soils in these valleys are excellent for grazing cattle and growing crops. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Climate: State College Area <ul><li>The average temperature in January is 25 ° F. </li></ul><ul><li>The average temp. in July is 71 ° F. </li></ul><ul><li>The average. yearly snowfall is about 30 to 65 inches. </li></ul><ul><li>The average. yearly rainfall can vary from 30 to 44 inches in different parts of this region </li></ul>
  13. 13. Interesting Facts of This Region <ul><li>Location: North west of the Piedmont Region. It is 100 miles wide. </li></ul><ul><li>Each Ridge and Valley is given a separate name. </li></ul><ul><li>The Great Valley runs the entire length of the Pennsylvania Ridge and Valley Region. </li></ul><ul><li>The Allegheny Mountains, which are part of the Appalachian Mountains, are located on the western border of this region. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Allegheny Plateau Pennsylvania Grand Canyon
  15. 15. Land Formation: Plateau <ul><li>A plateau is defined as land that has a higher elevation than its surrounding area. </li></ul><ul><li>The elevation of the plateaus in this region range from 800 to greater than 3,000 feet above sea level. </li></ul><ul><li>In this region, there are many rivers, streams, and thick forests. </li></ul><ul><li>The Pocono Mountains, one of the mountain chains in this region, reach to over 2,000 feet high. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Climate: Pittsburgh Area <ul><li>The average temperature in January is 26 ° F. </li></ul><ul><li>The average temp. in July is 72 ° F. </li></ul><ul><li>The average yearly snowfall is 30 to 65 inches. </li></ul><ul><li>The average yearly rainfall ranges from less than 30 to over 44 inches. </li></ul>Wyalusing Rocks
  17. 17. Interesting Facts of This Region <ul><li>Location: West of the Ridge and Valley Region, but also curves around to cover the northeast part of the state. </li></ul><ul><li>The area of this region is greater than half of the area of Pennsylvania. </li></ul><ul><li>PA’s second largest city, Pittsburgh, is located in this region. </li></ul><ul><li>Mt. Davis, which is in the south western part of the Allegheny Plateau, rises to over 3,000 feet. This is the highest point in PA. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Erie Plain Sunset over Lake Erie
  19. 19. Land Formation: Plain <ul><li>Once again, a plain is a flat land with lower or higher elevations. </li></ul><ul><li>The Erie Plain, while flat, is over 700 feet above sea level. </li></ul><ul><li>The Erie Plain borders Lake Erie, which is one of the Great Lakes. </li></ul><ul><li>The city of Erie is a port city because goods can be imported and exported along the Great Lakes. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Climate: Erie Area <ul><li>The average temperature in January is 24 ° F. </li></ul><ul><li>The average temp. in July is 69 ° F. </li></ul><ul><li>The average yearly snowfall is about 65 to 100 inches. </li></ul><ul><li>The average yearly rainfall is over 44 inches. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Interesting Facts of This Region <ul><li>Location: The Erie Region is in the northwestern part of Pennsylvania. </li></ul><ul><li>At one point in time, this plain was part of Lake Erie. </li></ul><ul><li>Near the center of this plain lies Pennsylvania’s third largest city, Erie. </li></ul><ul><li>Due to its location near Lake Erie, this area is in a snowbelt region. Snowbelt regions get a lot of snow in the winter since they are by a lake. </li></ul>
  22. 22. The 5 Regions of Pennsylvania
  23. 23. State Symbols State Seal State Flower - Mountain Laurel State Fish – Brook Trout State Flower Mountain Laurel State Coat of Arms