Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Geography of NC. Terms to Know Geography - the science dealing with the different characteristics of the earth's surface Region - an extensive, continuous.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Geography of NC. Terms to Know Geography - the science dealing with the different characteristics of the earth's surface Region - an extensive, continuous."— Presentation transcript:

1 Geography of NC

2 Terms to Know Geography - the science dealing with the different characteristics of the earth's surface Region - an extensive, continuous part of a surface, space, or body Topography - the study of Earth's surface shape and features and its description (especially on a map) Physical Features - landforms, bodies of water, climate, natural vegetation and soil of the earth

3 Label the following Atlantic Ocean Tennessee Georgia Virginia South Carolina

4 Coastal Plains Divided into sub regions –Tidewater –Inner Coastal Plain

5 Coastal Plain Easternmost and largest region Flat land and good soil make farming a major economic activity First part of the state settled by Europeans Largely rural today Initially populated by Native Americans Many military bases

6 Label the following: Physical Features –Outer Banks –Tidewater Region –Sand hills –Coastal Plain Region –Pamlico Sound –Roanoke Island Political Features –Wilmington –Kitty Hawk –Fayetteville

7 Piedmont Stretches nearly 300 miles of gently rolling land Majority of the settlers came from the Pennsylvania and other northern colonies Traditional industries include textiles, furniture, and tobacco Most urbanized and industrialized region today and the state’s ten largest cities are located here.

8 Label the following Physical Features –Yadkin River –Lake Norman –Roanoke Rapids –Fall Line Political Features –Raleigh –Durham –Charlotte –Wake County –Durham County –Orange County –Johnston County

9 Mountain Most sparsely populated region Rural, with small towns and settlements Tourism is one of the region’s major industry Apples, burley, tobacco, livestock, and Christmas trees are major farm products

10 Label the following Physical Feature –Appalachian Mountains –Grandfather Mountains –Great Smoky Mountain National Park –Mt. Mitchell Political Feature –Boone –Asheville –Murphy –Cullowhee

11


Download ppt "Geography of NC. Terms to Know Geography - the science dealing with the different characteristics of the earth's surface Region - an extensive, continuous."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google