32 Location of Coastal Region Covers 1/3 of the land of TexasNorthern border is Oklahoma and ArkansasEastern border is the states of Louisiana and ArkansasSoutheast border is the Gulf of MexicoSouthwest border is the Rio Grande RiverWest border is the Balcones Escarpment
33 Landforms…..Hill Country - an area of hills along the Balcones Fault and is a transitional area between the High Plains and the Gulf Coastal PlainsBalcones EscarpmentNumerous rivers including: Sabine River, Neches River, Trinity River, Brazos River, Colorado River, Guadalupe River, San Antonio River, Nueces River, and Rio Grande RiverGulf of MexicoElevation: 0 feet – 1,640 feet
34 Climate……. Hot and humid 12 – more than 48 inches of rain per year TornadoesHurricanes
35 Plants Numerous trees including : pine, oak, maple, and ash. Tall grassesWildflowersHollyRed MulberryRed ChokecherryWater LilyCattails
37 Animals…. Hundreds of birds including: quail, hawks, owls, and bald eaglesFresh water fish including: catfish,trout, and bassSea life found in the Gulf of Mexico:oysters, crab, shrimp, dolphins, sharksWhite tail deerArmadillosFoxesBeaverSkunksRiver ottersBobcatsAlligators in the marshes!!! Some weigh up to 500 lbs!!!River OttersAlligator
38 Economics Farming – oranges, grapefruit, vegetables, cotton, grain Ranching – cattleFishing – fish and shrimpOil and gasShipping
39 Cities Texarkana Dallas Waco Austin San Antonio Corpus Christi Houston GalvestonLaredoBrownsville
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