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Multimedia PowerPoint Project Cynthia Shoemaker February 15, 2004 EDTC 560 Tommy Martin
Texas: Geographic Information Texas Natural Regions –The Gulf Coastal Plain –The Central Plain –The Great Plains –The Intermountain Basins and Plateaus Texas Population Growth
Texas… A Regional Crossroads The United States is comprised of 10 natural regions. Parts of four natural regions are found in Texas, which is more then any other states. For this reason, Texas is called the crossroads of natural regions.
Texas’ Natural Regions The Gulf Coastal Plain The Central Plain The Great Plains The Intermountain Basins and Plateaus
The Gulf Coastal Plain The region can be divided into five subregions The sheer size and location of the region promotes a varied economy The region is bordered by 3 other states, a foreign country and the Gulf of Mexico The region is home to the largest cities in Texas
Fives Subregions of The Gulf Coastal Plains Piney Woods Gulf Coast Plains Post Oak Belt South Texas Plains Blackland Prairie
Economy of the Gulf Coastal Plain Oil and petrochemical industriesOil and petrochemical industries Lumber industryLumber industry TourismTourism The militaryThe military Farming and ranchingFarming and ranching Fishing, and shrimpingFishing, and shrimping
Largest Cities in the Gulf Coastal Region Houston Dallas San Antonio
Boarders of the Gulf Coastal Plains The region is bordered by Oklahoma to the northOklahoma to the north Arkansas to the northeastArkansas to the northeast Louisiana to the eastLouisiana to the east Mexico to the southwestMexico to the southwest The Gulf of Mexico to the southeast,The Gulf of Mexico to the southeast, The Central Plains to the northeast.The Central Plains to the northeast.
Subregions of the Central Plains Grand Prairie Cross Timbers Rolling Plains
The Central Plains The region can be divided into three subregions The region plays a large role in the livestock industry The region is bordered by one state to the north The region is home to the state capital
Economy of the Central Plains Region Livestock such as cattle, goats, hogs, poultry, and sheepLivestock such as cattle, goats, hogs, poultry, and sheep Lumber industriesLumber industries Manufacturing industriesManufacturing industries Ft Worth considered Transportation centerFt Worth considered Transportation center
City found in the Central Plains Austin Fort Worth Lampasas Arlington Wichita Falls Abilene
Border of the Central Plains Oklahoma to the northOklahoma to the north Flanked by the Gulf Coastal Plains and the Great Plains.Flanked by the Gulf Coastal Plains and the Great Plains.
The Great Plains The region can be divided into two subregions The geographic features of the region allow a limited number of economic opportunities The region is bordered by two other states and on foreign country The region is home to many smaller cities
Economy of the Great Plains Livestock such as cattle, goat, and sheepLivestock such as cattle, goat, and sheep Oil and gas industriesOil and gas industries Limited farmingLimited farming
Borders of the Great Plains New Mexico to the westNew Mexico to the west Oklahoma to the northOklahoma to the north Mexico to the southMexico to the south Intermountain Basins/Plateaus to the southwestIntermountain Basins/Plateaus to the southwest The Gulf Coastal Plains to the southeastThe Gulf Coastal Plains to the southeast The Central Plains to the northeast.The Central Plains to the northeast.
Cities found in the Great Plains Amarillo Lubbock Midland Odessa San Angelo Del Rio
Subregions of the Great Plains High Plains Edwards Plateau
The Intermountain Basins and Plateaus The region is not divided into subregions The regions geographic features limit the economic activities which support the areas population The region is is home to a few smaller cities
Subregions of the Intermountain Basins and Plateaus No subregionsNo subregions High mountainsHigh mountains Low basinsLow basins Elevation varies greatly.Elevation varies greatly.
Economy of the Intermountain Basins and Plateaus TourismTourism Large Farms and RanchesLarge Farms and Ranches Oil industryOil industry Sulfur and silver miningSulfur and silver mining
Cities found in the Intermountain Basins and Plateaus El Paso Marfa Alpine Fort Stockton
Borders of the Intermountain Basins and Plateaus Mexico to the southwestMexico to the southwest New Mexico to the northwestNew Mexico to the northwest Great Plains Region to the eastGreat Plains Region to the east Mexico is delineated by the Rio Grande River.Mexico is delineated by the Rio Grande River.
Texas Population Growth Source: Statistic Abstract of the United States and U.S. Census Bureau * Figures for 2010 are estimated