2Natural RegionsAre determined by physical geography features such as landforms, climate, vegetation.
3The 4 natural regions of Texas are: North Central Plains -Just to the west of Dallas, includes Ft. WorthCoastal PlainsThis region is along the Gulf of MexicoGreat PlainsMostly the northern part of the state or the PanhandleMountains and BasinsWest Texas where the Mountains are.
5SubregionsEach Natural Region of Texas is divided into smaller subregions. There are 11 in all
6Coastal Plains Region The largest of all the four regions. Makes up nearly 1/3 of Texas2/3rds of all Texans live in the Coastal PlainsIndustries include oil, natural gas, and seafood.Cities in the Coastal Plains:DallasAustinHoustonSan Antonio
7Subregions of the Coastal Plains: Piney WoodsPost Oak BeltGulf Coastal PlainBlackland PrairieSouth Texas Plain
8-Piney WoodsA Pine forest that stretches from the Louisiana border west 125 miles.North-East TexasIt is the rainiest portion of the state inchesImportant due to its Timber Industry.
9-Post Oak BeltAn area of oak, hickory, and other trees, with a scattering of prairie grassesJust east of Dallas includes the city of Austin
10-Blackland PrairieVery narrow but long in Central Texas, it is mostly flat and with small trees.Dallas is located in this subregion
11-Gulf Coast PlainAn area that follows the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and inland about miles-Includes the City of Houston
12-South Texas Plains South of San Antonio to the Mexican border. An area 270 miles long and 250 miles wide.The climate is warm year round.
13North Central PlainsThe North Central Plains is an area of plains covered by small oak trees, brush, and scattered grasses.The Region gets higher in elevation and dryer the farther the west you goCities:-Ft. Worth-Abilene-Wichita Falls
14Subregions of the North Central Plains: Grand PrairieRolling PlainsCross Timbers
15-Grand Prairie West-Central Texas. The vegetation consists mostly of tall grasses and scattered trees.
16-Cross TimbersDivided into Eastern and Western parts as it wraps around the Grand PrairieSoil allows it to grow trees such as oaks, hickories, pecans, and elms.Ft. Worth is in this Subregion
17-Rolling Plains This area is largely a steppe. A vast treeless plain. Elevation of the region varies from 900 feet in the east to 2,000 feet in the westAbilene is in this subregion.
18Great PlainsThe Great Plains lies in the northern and central part of the state.It includes the panhandle and the hill country (near Austin)Cities:AmarilloLubbockOdessaMidland
19Subregions of the Great Plains Llano BasinEdwards PlateauHigh Plains
20-Llano Basin Lies in almost the center of Texas. Known as the hill country because of its huge granite hills. Just west of Austin
21-Edwards Plateau Southern part of the Great Plains The Edwards Aquifer supplies water for much of the area.
22-High Plains Also called the Llano Estacado or the panhandle of Texas One of the flattest areas in the worldLarge farming area