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Chapter 3:  The Regions of Texas Section 2: The Gulf Coastal Plain
Gulf Coastal Plain
Gulf Coastal Plain <ul><li>Divided into 5 subregions </li></ul><ul><li>Subregion —smaller regions </li></ul>
 
Piney Woods
Piney Woods <ul><li>Heavily wooded region in East Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Easternmost subregion of the Gulf Coastal Plain ...
Piney Woods Big Thicket National Preserve
Gulf Coastal Plain
Gulf Coast Plain <ul><li>Mainland near the coast is full of bayous </li></ul><ul><li>Bayous —tributaries off larger bodies...
Buffalo Bayou
Buffalo Bayou
Big Cypress Bayou
Gulf Coast Plain <ul><li>This subregion includes  Houston & Corpus Christi </li></ul>Downtown Houston, Texas
Gulf Coast Plain <ul><li>Houston  is the largest city in Texas! </li></ul>
Gulf Coast Plain <ul><li>Petrochemicals —chemicals made from gas and oil </li></ul>
South Texas Plains
South Texas Plains <ul><li>Includes the Rio Grande Valley </li></ul><ul><li>San Antonio  is the largest city in the South ...
Post Oak Belt
Post Oak Belt <ul><li>Lignite —a type of soft coal </li></ul>
Post Oak Belt <ul><li>Largest city is Bryan-College Station </li></ul>
Blackland Prarie
Blackland Prairie <ul><li>Rich black soil ideal for farming </li></ul><ul><li>Contains Dallas </li></ul><ul><li>Metroplex ...
Facts: Important Cities: Blackland Prairie Facts: Important Cities: Post Oak Belt Facts: Important Cities: South Texas Pla...
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TX History Ch 3.2

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TX History Ch 3.2

  1. 1. Chapter 3: The Regions of Texas Section 2: The Gulf Coastal Plain
  2. 2. Gulf Coastal Plain
  3. 3. Gulf Coastal Plain <ul><li>Divided into 5 subregions </li></ul><ul><li>Subregion —smaller regions </li></ul>
  4. 5. Piney Woods
  5. 6. Piney Woods <ul><li>Heavily wooded region in East Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Easternmost subregion of the Gulf Coastal Plain </li></ul>
  6. 7. Piney Woods Big Thicket National Preserve
  7. 8. Gulf Coastal Plain
  8. 9. Gulf Coast Plain <ul><li>Mainland near the coast is full of bayous </li></ul><ul><li>Bayous —tributaries off larger bodies of water where the water usually moves slowly </li></ul>
  9. 10. Buffalo Bayou
  10. 11. Buffalo Bayou
  11. 12. Big Cypress Bayou
  12. 13. Gulf Coast Plain <ul><li>This subregion includes Houston & Corpus Christi </li></ul>Downtown Houston, Texas
  13. 14. Gulf Coast Plain <ul><li>Houston is the largest city in Texas! </li></ul>
  14. 15. Gulf Coast Plain <ul><li>Petrochemicals —chemicals made from gas and oil </li></ul>
  15. 16. South Texas Plains
  16. 17. South Texas Plains <ul><li>Includes the Rio Grande Valley </li></ul><ul><li>San Antonio is the largest city in the South Texas Plains </li></ul>
  17. 18. Post Oak Belt
  18. 19. Post Oak Belt <ul><li>Lignite —a type of soft coal </li></ul>
  19. 20. Post Oak Belt <ul><li>Largest city is Bryan-College Station </li></ul>
  20. 21. Blackland Prarie
  21. 22. Blackland Prairie <ul><li>Rich black soil ideal for farming </li></ul><ul><li>Contains Dallas </li></ul><ul><li>Metroplex —term used to refer to Dallas-Ft. Worth Area </li></ul>
  22. 23. Facts: Important Cities: Blackland Prairie Facts: Important Cities: Post Oak Belt Facts: Important Cities: South Texas Plains Facts: Important Cities: Gulf Coastal Plain Facts: Important Cities: Piney Woods

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