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1 4 Natural Regions of Texas Coastal Plains Great Plains North Central Plains Mountains&Basins

2 Texas Sub Regions

3 Coastal Plains

4 Largest region Size: Largest region next to Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Texas Location: next to Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Texas mild climate; Humid along the coast. Climate: mild climate; Humid along the coast. plains rolling hills & rivers, Edwards Aquifer Landforms: plains rolling hills & rivers, Edwards Aquifer lumber, farming, trade, tourism, ranching, oil & petrochemical industries Products: lumber, farming, trade, tourism, ranching, oil & petrochemical industries (2/3) of the Texas population lives here. Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Brownsville Major Cities: (2/3) of the Texas population lives here. Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Brownsville

5 LabelYourMap Dallas Houston Corpus Christi San Antonio Laredo Austin Brownsville

6 Houston: Population- 2.1 Million San Antonio: Population- 1.3 Million Laredo: Population- 225,000

7 Dallas: Population- 1.2 Million Brownsville: Population- 173,000 Corpus Christi: Population- 286,000 Austin: Population- 736,000

8 Caprock Escarpment High Plains RANCHINGRANCHING

9 Great Plains 2 nd largest Size: 2 nd largest northwest Texas Location: northwest Texas dry, not a lot of rainfall; cooler summers; winters-cold Climate: dry, not a lot of rainfall; cooler summers; winters-cold plains, hills, rivers, Ogallala Aquifer, Balcones Caprock escarpments & Edwards Plateau, Landforms: plains, hills, rivers, Ogallala Aquifer, Balcones Caprock escarpments & Edwards Plateau, oil & gas industries, farming, & ranching Products: oil & gas industries, farming, & ranching Lubbock Amarillo, Midland Major Cities: Lubbock, Amarillo, Midland

10 Amarillo: Population- 190,000 Lubbock: Population- 218,000 Midland: Population- 102,000

11 Amarillo Lubbock Midland Label Your Map

12 North Central Plains

13 3 rd largest Size: 3 rd largest North central Texas Location: North central Texas Cold in winter; hot in summer. Less rainfall that Coastal Plains. Climate: Cold in winter; hot in summer. Less rainfall that Coastal Plains. plains, rivers Landforms: plains, rivers ranching & agribusiness Products: ranching & agribusiness Fort Worth, Abilene, Killeen, Wichita Falls, San Angelo Major Cities: Fort Worth, Abilene, Killeen, Wichita Falls, San Angelo

14 Fort Worth Abilene Killeen San Angelo Wichita Falls LabelYourMap

15 Fort Worth: Population- 534,000 Abilene: Population- 116,000 San Angelo: Population- 89,000

16 Killeen: Population- 112,000 Wichita Falls: Population- 104,000

17 Mountains&Basins El Capitan & Guadalupe Peak 8,749 ft.

18 Mountains & Basins smallest Size: smallest far west Texas Location: far west Texas dry, hot, desert Climate: dry, hot, desert Basins, rivers, Davis Mountains, canyon, plateau, mesa, butte, escarpments Landforms: Basins, rivers, Davis Mountains, canyon, plateau, mesa, butte, escarpments farming, oil & natural gas, sulfur & trade & maquiladoras factories Products: farming, oil & natural gas, sulfur & trade & maquiladoras factories El Paso Major Cities: El Paso

19 Label Your Map El Paso

20 El Paso: Population- 609,000

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22 4 Regions- Questions 1.What regions have oil production? 2.What region would have the most tourism? 3.What regions of Texas have grassland that is good for ranching? 4.What region is the state capital in? 5.Put the regions in order from smallest to largest. 6.What region would have the highest elevation? 7.What region would get the most precipitation? Write in complete sentences


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