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Coastal plains

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

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