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Four Major Regions of Texas Coastal Plains Region North Central Plains Region High Plains Region Mountains & Basins Region.

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2 Four Major Regions of Texas

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

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

5 Gulf Coastal Plains Climate/Weather 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

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

7 Gulf Coastal Plains Main Agriculture 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 Natural Resources –People, lots of rain, rivers, trees and paper mills, chemical plants, ports, and oil

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

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

10 North Central Plains Location/Landforms 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.

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

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

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

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

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

16 High Plains Climate/Weather 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

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

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

19 High Plains Major Cities Major Cities –Amarillo –Lubbock –Midland –Odessa Amarillo Lubbock Midland Odessa

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

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

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

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

24 Mountains and Basins Major Cities Major Cities –Alpine –El Paso –Fort Stockton El Paso Alpine Fort Stockton

25 Can you name each region?


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