Presentation on theme: "Regions of Texas Essential Question: How do physical and human characteristics distinguish the four regions of Texas?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Regions of TexasEssential Question: How do physical and human characteristics distinguish the four regions of Texas?
2 Natural RegionsAre determined by physical geography features such as landforms, climate, vegetation.
3 The 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.
5 Coastal 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:DallasHoustonSan Antonio
8 North 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
9 North Central PlainsMajor Industries – Transportation Center, agriculture, livestock, meat and dairy processing centers
11 Great PlainsThe Great Plains lies in the northern and central part of the state.It includes the Panhandle and the Hill Country (near Austin)Major Industries – Oil, natural gas, farming and ranching
12 Great Plains High Plains – (Lubbock, Amarillo, Odessa and Midland) Flat, open prairieLittle rainfall in High Plains, farmers pump water from Ogallala Aquifer to irrigateEdwards Plateau – (Austin)hilly area (rocky landscape)
16 Mountains and Basins Region Has highest point of Texas, Guadalupe Peak at 8,749 feet.Big Bend National ParkCities: El PasoMajor Industries: tourism, limited farming/ranching, oil, silver, and sulfur
17 Tall mountains separated by large basins and valleys. Trees grow in the mountains. Cactus, shrubs, and short grasses grow in the basins and valleys.Very little rain.