Tidewater Region Piedmont Region Ridge & Valley Region Allegheny Plateau
- stretches from north and south along Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay - flat and sandy lowland (coastal plain) - divided by Chesapeake Bay into 2 main parts (Mainland and Eastern Shore)
Four major rivers divide the Tidewater Region’s Mainland into peninsulas. Potomac River Rappahannock River York River James River The Tidewater’s most important example of wetland is the Great Dismal Swamp.
The Tidewater is divided into four peninsulas: Eastern Shore Northern Neck Peninsula Peninsula Middle Peninsula The Peninsula
Virginia Beach- Virginia Beach-most populated in Virginia Norfolk- Norfolk-major U.S. naval base Newport News- Newport News-ship building Jamestown- Jamestown-1st permanent English settlement and 1st Virginia capital Williamsburg- Williamsburg-2nd Virginia capital
-largest region - largest region -between Tidewater Region & Blue Ridge Mts. - between Tidewater Region & Blue Ridge Mts. -has gently, rolling hills - has gently, rolling hills -a plateau - a plateau (large, raised, (large, raised, level piece level piece of land) of land) -means “foot - means “foot of the of the mountain” mountain”
- - divides divides Piedmont Region Region from Tidewater Region -made of waterfalls and and rapids
There are four important rivers in the Piedmont Region. Potomac River Rappahannock River James River Roanoke River
The Fall Line was responsible for the growth of major cities. Alexandria Fredericksburg Richmond ( state capital) ( state capital) Petersburg
Many cities grew up on roads leading to gaps through theBlue Ridge Mountains. Many cities grew up on roads leading to gaps through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Charlottesville Lynchburg Martinsville
- located west of the Piedmont Region the Piedmont Region - made up of mountains and valleys and valleys
two main lines of mountains AppalachianMountains The region is made of two main lines of mountains which are part of a larger mountain system called the Appalachian Mountains.AlleghenyMountains Blue Ridge Mountains
The Great Valley of Virginia separates the Blue Ridge & Allegheny Mountains. The Great Valley of Virginia
- - largest in the Great Valley - - located down its middle Massanutten Mountain and Shenandoah River Shenandoah River Massanutten Mountain
Four types of natural wonders are found in the Ridge and Valley. Natural Bridge hot springs Natural Chimneys caves/caverns
Roanoke - region’s largest largest Winchester - oldest in region in region Staunton
-- -- known also as Appalachian Plateau -- -- located in southwestern part of Virginia -- -- no valleys as in Ridge and Valley Region - covered with forests A plateau with an average elevation of 2,000 ft.
Major coal deposits are mined in the Allegheny’s Southwest Virginia Coal Field.
Match the region with its geographic feature. Tidewater Tidewater coal deposits Piedmont coastal plain and Chesapeake Bay Ridge & Valley Valley rolling hills, rapids, and Fall Line Allegheny Plateau Plateau mountains, valleys, and caves
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