2 SubregionsCoastal Plains: Piney Woods, Post Oak Belt, Blackland Prairie, Gulf Coastal Plain, South Texas PlainNorth Central Plains: Grand Prairie, Cross Timbers, Rolling PlainsGreat Plains: Llano Basin, Edwards Plateau, High PlainsMountains and Basin
3 Coastal PlainsThis includes 1/3 of Texas and 2 out of three Texans live in this region. This region also receives the most precipitation (Piney woods – inches annually)Physical features: Piney woods, Oak, Hickory, Prairie grasslands, coastal areas.Cities: Dallas, Austin, Houston, San AntonioEconomy: Timber, Oil, Natural Gas, Farming (citrus in South Texas), cotton, produce, ranching, insurance, electronics, etc.
4 North Central PlainsThis region is West of Dallas to the Caprock Escarpment and south to the Balcones Escarpment.Physical features: Rolling plains, steppes, small oaks, hickory, pecans, elms, mesquites, brush, scattered grassesCities: Fort Worth, Wichita Falls, AbileneEconomy: Ranching, Oil, Natural Gas, Cotton, Peanuts, Dairy Farming, Wheat
5 Great PlainsThis region extends from the Balcones Escarpment to the Panhandle. It consists of the Llano Basin, Edwards Plateau, and the High Plains (flattest places on earth).Physical features: Plateaus, steppes, granite, limestone, mesquite, live oaks, post oaks, pecans, short grasses, Edwards AquiferCities: Midland/Odessa, Lubbock, AmarilloEconomy: Farming, ranching, oil, natural gas, corn, cotton, peanuts.
6 Mountains and BasinThis region is west of the Great Plains to El Paso. It contains the highest point at Guadalupe Peak (8,751 feet).Physical features: Mountains, basins, valleys, deserts, oaks, pinons, ponderosa pines, cactus, shrubs, short grassesCities: El Paso, Fort DavisEconomy: Ranching, farmingAttractions: Big Bend National Park, Fort Davis,McDonald Observatory, Guadalupe Mountains