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1 4 Natural Regions of Texas
North Central Plains Great Plains Coastal Plains Mountains & Basins

2 How Different Is Texas? Texas Sub Regions

3 Coastal Plains

4 Coastal Plains Size: Largest region
Location: next to Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Texas Climate: mild climate; Humid along the coast. Landforms: plains rolling hills & rivers, Edwards Aquifer Products: lumber, farming, trade, tourism, ranching, oil & petrochemical industries Major Cities: (2/3) of the Texas population lives here. Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Brownsville Coastal Plains

5 Label Your Map Dallas Austin Houston San Antonio Corpus Christi Laredo

6 Houston: Population- 2.1 Million
Laredo: Population- 225,000 San Antonio: Population- 1.3 Million

7 Dallas: Population- 1.2 Million
Austin: Population- 736,000 Corpus Christi: Population- 286,000 Brownsville: Population- 173,000

8 High Plains Great Plains Caprock Escarpment R A N C H I G

9 Great Plains Size: 2nd largest Location: northwest Texas
Climate: dry, not a lot of rainfall; cooler summers; winters-cold Landforms: plains, hills, rivers, Ogallala Aquifer, Balcones Caprock escarpments & Edwards Plateau, Products: oil & gas industries, farming, & ranching Major Cities: Lubbock, Amarillo, Midland

10 Midland: Population- 102,000 Lubbock: Population- 218,000
Amarillo: Population- 190,000 Lubbock: Population- 218,000

11 Label Your Map Amarillo Lubbock Midland

12 North Central Plains

13 North Central Plains Size: 3rd largest Location: North central Texas
Climate: Cold in winter; hot in summer. Less rainfall that Coastal Plains. Landforms: plains, rivers Products: ranching & agribusiness Major Cities: Fort Worth, Abilene, Killeen, Wichita Falls, San Angelo North Central Plains

14 Label Your Map Wichita Falls Fort Worth Abilene Killeen San Angelo

15 Fort Worth: Population- 534,000
Abilene: Population- 116,000 San Angelo: Population- 89,000

16 Wichita Falls: Population- 104,000
Killeen: Population- 112,000

17 Mountains & Basins El Capitan & Guadalupe Peak 8,749 ft.

18 Mountains & Basins Size: smallest Location: far west Texas
Climate: dry, hot, desert Landforms: Basins, rivers, Davis Mountains, canyon, plateau, mesa, butte, escarpments Products: farming, oil & natural gas, sulfur & trade & maquiladoras factories Major Cities: El Paso

19 Label Your Map El Paso

20 El Paso: Population- 609,000


22 Write in complete sentences
4 Regions- Questions Write in complete sentences What regions have oil production? What region would have the most tourism? What regions of Texas have grassland that is good for ranching? What region is the state capital in? Put the regions in order from smallest to largest. What region would have the highest elevation? What region would get the most precipitation?

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