Vocabulary Region: A specific area where the lay of the land and the habits of the people are much the same. Climate: A characteristic of a region used to describe its long- term atmospheric conditions. Tidewater Region: A North Carolina region that has sandy soil, barrier islands, sounds, and its main economy is dependent on tourism and fishing. Coastal Plain Region: A North Carolina region that has flat fertile soil, sandhills, and its main economy dependent on military bases, golfing, and agriculture. Piedmont Region: A North Carolina region that has clay soil, pine tree forests, hilly land, the fall line, and its main economy dependent on technology, banking, and education.
Vocabulary Mountain Region: A North Carolina region that has rocky soil, the Appalachian Mountain Range, Blue Ridge Mountains, Smoky Mountains and its main economy dependent on tourism and the Christmas tree industry. Gulf Stream: The ocean current that runs northward along the North Carolina coast; it carries warm water from the Gulf of Mexico across the Atlantic Ocean. Sandhills: Rolling sand ridges where little grows. Sound: An inland body of mixed water.
Tidewater Region Borders Atlantic Ocean Barrier Islands-Long chain of islands off the coast of NC include the most famous, Outer Banks. The barrier islands are ever shifting and vary in size due to tides and wind patterns.
Among the barrier islands are some famous Capes in North Carolina Cape-a pointed piece of landthat sticks out into a sea, ocean lake, or river.North Carolina Capes:Cape Fear and Cape Hatteras
A sound is a wide inlet of the Climate of the Tidewater sea or ocean that is parallel Region: to the coastline; it often separates a coastline from a Mild Winters and Moderate nearby island and is usually Summers make the climate a mixture of salt and fresh of this area welcoming to water visitors. Major Sounds in North Carolina: Currituck Sound, Albemarle Sound, Pamlico Sound, Core Sound and Bogue Sound. The largest and deepest sound is the Pamlico Sound
Coastal Plain Region Has some of the best farmland in NC due to rich sandy soil. Sandhills, an area of flat rolling hills part of Coastal Plain. Poorest soil in the state. Pinehurst is a popular part of the Sandhills due to the golf courses, which is important industry in Sandhills.
Piedmont Region Known for the red clay. Portion of NC that we live in Fall Line separates the Piedmont from the Coastal Plain Distinct landform in Piedmont is the monadnocks. Monadnocks- a point of land that stands out because all the land around it has been eroded around it. Pilot Mountain is the most famous of these
Mountains Mountain Region is the region furthest west in NC. Blue Ridge Mountains form the eastern boundary of the Appalachian Mountains. Appalachian Mountains contain Mt.Mitchell, which is the tallest Mountain east of the Rocky Mountains. Great Smoky Mountains another famous mountain range in NC
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