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1 Four Major Regions of Texas

2 High Plains Region North Central Plains Region Coastal Plains Region Mountains & Basins Region

3 Gulf Coastal Plains Location Borders Mexico in the south
Borders the Red River in the north West borders the Balcones Escarpment Louisiana borders the east.

4 Gulf Coastal Plains Climate/Weather Warm in the South
Cold in the North More rain and violent storms than any other region – hurricanes and tornadoes. 30-55 inches of rainfall a year

5 Gulf Coastal Plains Plant/Animal Life Opossum Alligator Fish Squirrels
Rabbits Shrimp Coyote Pine trees Tall grasses Palm Trees

6 Gulf Coastal Plains Main Agriculture
Timber, dairy, cattle, hogs, poultry, grain sorghum, cotton, corn, peanuts, roses, fruits, hay, fish, sheep, wheat, vegetables, rice, citrus, and shrimp Natural Resources People, lots of rain, rivers, trees and paper mills, chemical plants, ports, and oil

7 Coastal Plains Major Cities Austin Brownsville Dallas Houston
San Antonio Tyler Dallas Tyler Austin Houston San Antonio Houston is 3rd largest seaport & is connected to roads, railroads, and airlines Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Brownsville

8 North Central Plains Location Climate/Weather Main Agriculture
Other Resources Major Cities

9 North Central Plains Location/Landforms Center part of the state
Hill Country in the southern part Bordered by the Cap Rock Escarpment on the west Bordered by the Balcones Escarpment on the east Rolling hills, caves, plains and mesas.

10 North Central Plains Climate/Weather Cold winters
Hottest summer temperatures in the state 20-30 inches of rainfall a year Violent storms and tornadoes

11 North Central Plains Main Agriculture
Cattle, goats, sheep, cotton, grain sorghum, oats, pecans, hay, peaches, cedar trees, wheat, corn, peanuts Other Resources Fertile soil, beef, wool, mohair from angora goats, oil in some areas

12 Plant/Animal Life Bald Eagle Horned Lizard White-tailed deer Armadillo
Mesquite Trees Bluebonnets

13 North Central Plains Major Cities Abilene San Angelo Fredericksburg
Waco Wichita Falls Fort Worth Abilene San Angelo Fredericksburg Waco Wichita Falls

14 High Plains Location Texas Panhandle to the north
Cap Rock Escarpment on the east. Edwards Plateau Hills Plains cliffs

15 High Plains Climate/Weather Windy Dry Very cold in the winter
Very hot in the summer Coldest region of Texas 15-20 inches of rainfall a year Violent sand, snow, and rain storms

16 Plant & Animal Life Deer Lizards Jackrabbits Coyote Mountain lions
Prairie dogs Burrowing owl sunflowers

17 High Plains Main Agriculture
Wheat, cotton, grain sorghum, corn, cattle, and hay Other Resources Fertile soil with the help of irrigation, oil, petroleum, helium and farms

18 High Plains Major Cities Amarillo Lubbock Midland Odessa Amarillo

19 Mountains and Basins Location Pecos River on the east
Mexico on the west Mountains Basins El Capitan Guadalupe Peak Chihuahuan Desert

20 Mountains and Basins Climate/Weather Driest area of the state
0-16 inches of rainfall a year Warm most of the time Never stays cold for long

21 Plant & Animal Life Snakes Spiders Kangaroo rats Deer Cactus
Mountains lions 450 kinds of birds

22 Mountains and Basins Main Agriculture Other Resources
Cattle, dairy, hogs, cotton, wheat, hay, alfalfa, goats, sheep, some fruits and vegetables Other Resources Beef cattle ranches, trade with Mexico, Big Bend National Park

23 Mountains and Basins Major Cities Alpine El Paso Fort Stockton El Paso

24 Can you name each region?

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