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1 Texas Regions

2 Coastal Plains 1. Land is flat to gently rolling
a. 0 to 500 feet above sea level 2. Rich soil and mild, wet climate: a. Farming, ranching, timber industry 3. Coast and Ocean provide: a. Shipping b. Manufacturing c. Fishing

3 4. South Texas Plain a. Dry, savanna for ranching
b. Farming along Rio Grande: citrus, long growing season so far south 5. Mineral Resources: a. Oil, Natural Gas and coal for energy b. Salt and sulphur

4 6. Population: a. Large Cities are Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin (Capital) b. Most populated region

5 North Central Plains 1. Land
a. Flat to Rolling Hills to Steep hills and valleys b. Some good soil for farming c. Some soil too rocky 2. Economy: a. Farming, Ranching, including sheep and goats b. Oil and gas c. Manufacturing

6 3. Population: a. Largest cities are Ft. Worth and Arlington

7 Great Plains 1. Land: a. High flat plains in Panhandle (Plateaus because elevation changes to form them) b. Edwards Plateau (Texas Hill Country) c. Region formed by Cap Rock escarpment in North and Balcones escarpment in South d. Palo Duro Canyon formed by escarpment and Red River

8 2. Economy 3. Population a. Farming (irrigation) b. Ranching
c. Oil and Gas d. Shipping (railroad) 3. Population a. small towns and ranches b. Lubbock, Amarillo, Midland, Odessa

9 Mountains and Basins 1. Mountains, Basins (low areas), dry, desert
2. Guadalupe Peak: highest 8,749 feet 3. Big Bend National Park 4. Economy: a. Mining: limestone, shale, clay, copper b. Oil and gas c. Manufacturing and shipping (with Mexico and Western United States)

10 Population: a. El Paso: borders Mexico and New Mexico
Strong economic and cultural ties with both b. Large Hispanic population

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