Presentation on theme: "4 Regions. Coastal Plain Largest region & most populated Lots of rivers in this area >> settlements >> cities Large flat lands, hot summers/mild winters."— Presentation transcript:
Coastal Plain Largest region & most populated Lots of rivers in this area >> settlements >> cities Large flat lands, hot summers/mild winters Major cities-Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Corpus, Brownsville Industry-farming/ranching, lumber, tourism, oil 1901 Oil discovered at Spindletop Johnson Space Center (NASA) located here Natural region extends throughout the southwest along the Gulf of Mexico
What information do I need? Geography of the land Climate Major cities Industries-(businesses?) Natural Resources Interesting facts
Central Plains Higher in elevation, but mostly flat lands Colder in the winter, warm summers Industry-Large cattle ranches here, manufacturing centers and farms (peanuts, fruit, veggies) ◦“Cowtown” located in Fort Worth Stockyards Major cities-Fort Worth, Arlington, San Angelo, Abilene
Great Plains Elevation up to 1800 feet, but is primarily flat lands ◦2 large plateaus in this area: High Plains and Edwards Plateau ◦Llano Basin-egg-shaped area made of pink granite Major cities-Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland Industry-sorghum, wheat, petroleum Prime lands for buffalo during early Texas Natural regions extends to Canada
Mountains & Basins Smallest region of Texas, least populated Few natural resources due to dry arid climate and desert lands Major cities-El Paso Guadalupe Peak (highest in TX) and the Davis Mountains located here, along with McDonald Observatory ◦Home to Big Bend National Park Industry-cotton, goat farming (mohair)
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