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<h4 align="center"><font family="SERIF" color="#008000" lang="0" size="7">The <b style="color:black;background-color:#ffff66">Four</b> <b style="color:black;background-color:#a0ffff">Major</b> <b style="color:black;background-color:#99ff99">Regions</b> of <b style="color:black;background-color:#ff9999">Texas</b></font></h4>
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      <center><B><A href="#mtbas">The Mountains and Basins Region</A></B></center>
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      <center><B><A href="#grpla">The Great Plains</A></B></FONT></center>
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      <center><B><A href="#centpl">The Central Plains</A></B></center>
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      <center><B><A href="#coaspl">The Coastal Plains</A></B></FONT></center>
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<A NAME="coaspl">
 
<h1 align="center">Coastal Plains/Gulf Plains
Region<br>
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        <p><font color="#ff0000"><b>Geographic Subdivisions:</b></font></p>
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        <ul>
          <li>Piney Woods
          </li><li>Post Oak Belt
          </li><li>Blackland Prairie
          </li><li>Gulf Coast Plain
          </li><li>South <b style="color:black;background-color:#ff9999">Texas</b> Plain</li>
        </ul>
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        <p><font color="#ff0000"><b>Location:</b></font></p>
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        <ul>
          <li>Covers 1/3 of the land of <b style="color:black;background-color:#ff9999">Texas</b>
          </li><li>Northeast border is the Sabine River
          </li><li>Southeast border is the Gulf of Mexico
          </li><li>West border is the Balcones Escarpment</li>
        </ul>
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        <p><font color="#ff0000"><b>Geographic Features:</b></font></p>
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        <ul>
          <li>Flat and low
          </li><li>Wooded land and Coastal sands
          </li><li>Big Thicket National Preserve - forest in SE <b style="color:black;background-color:#ff9999">Texas</b>
          </li><li>Rivers - Brazos, Colorado, Trinity
          </li><li>Good soils along rivers</li>
        </ul>
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        <p><font color="#ff0000"><b>Climate:</b></font></p>
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        <ul>
          <li>Hot and damp, humid
          </li><li>Tornadoes, hurricanes
          </li><li>30-55 inches of rain per year</li>
        </ul>
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        <p><font color="#ff0000"><b>Natural Resources:</b></font></p>
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        <ul>
          <li>Plants - pine trees, hardwood trees (elm, oak, cottonwood, pecan)
          </li><li>Various Animals
          </li><li>Minerals
          </li><li>Bodies of water</li>
        </ul>
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        <p><font color="#ff0000"><b>Economic Resources:</b></font></p>
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        <ul>
          <li>Farming
          </li><li>Fishing
          </li><li>Ranching
          </li><li>Tree farms - lumber businesses
          </li><li>Oil and gas (Spindletop 1901)
          </li><li>Factories
          </li><li>Ports</li>
        </ul>
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        <p><font color="#ff0000"><b><b style="color:black;background-color:#a0ffff">Major</b> Cities:</b></font></p>
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        <ul>
          <li>Austin
          </li><li>Houston
          </li><li>Dallas (on the border of Central Plains)
          </li><li>San Antonio
          </li><li>Texarkana
          </li><li>Corpus Christi
          </li><li>Brownsville</li>
        </ul>
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<h1 align="center">Central Plains Region<font color="#000000"><i><br>
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      <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font color="#ff0000"><b>Geographic
        Subdivisions:</b></font></td>
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        <ul>
          <li>Cross Timbers
          </li><li>Grand Prairie
          </li><li>Lower Plains</li>
        </ul>
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        <p align="center"><font color="#ff0000"><b>Location: </b></font></p></td>
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        <ul>
          <li>Part of the Great Central Plains of the US and Canada
          </li><li>East border is the Coastal Plains
          </li><li>South border is the Colorado River
          </li><li>North border is the Red River
          </li><li>West border is the Cap Rock Escarpment</li>
        </ul>
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        <p align="center"><font color="#ff0000"><b>Geographic Features:</b></font></p></td>
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        <ul>
          <li>Rolling grassy lands
          </li><li>Thick grasses
          </li><li>Cross Timbers area - large areas of hardwood trees
          </li><li>Limestone rock
          </li><li>Higher elevation because limestone doesn't wear down easily</li>
        </ul>
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      <td align="center"><font color="#ff0000"><b>Climate:</b></font></td>
      <td>
        <ul>
          <li>Dry air
          </li><li>Tornadoes
          </li><li>20-30 inches of rain per year</li>
        </ul>
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      <td align="center" height="32"><font color="#ff0000"><b>Natural Resources:</b></font></td>
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        <ul>
          <li>Limestone
          </li><li>Minerals
          </li><li>Streams
          </li><li>Fertile lands for crops</li>
        </ul>
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      <td align="center"><font color="#ff0000"><b>Economic Resources:</b></font></td>
      <td>
        <ul>
          <li>Farming - fruits, vegetables, watermelons, oats
          </li><li>Ranching - cattle, angora goats (mohair)
          </li><li>Cedar trees - fenceposts
          </li><li>Oil and gas</li>
        </ul>
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      <td align="center"><font color="#ff0000"><b><b style="color:black;background-color:#a0ffff">Major</b> Cities:</b></font></td>
      <td>
        <ul>
          <li>Fort Worth
          </li><li>Abilene
          </li><li>Wichita Falls
          </li><li>San Angelo</li>
        </ul>
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<h1 align="center">Great Plains Region</h1>
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      <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font color="#ff0000"><b>Geographic
        Subdivisions:</b></font></td>
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        <ul>
          <li>High Plains
          </li><li>Edwards Plateau
          </li><li>Llano Basin</li>
        </ul>
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      <td align="center" height="17" width="100"><font color="#ff0000"><b>Location: </b></font></td>
      <td height="17" width="500">
        <ul>
          <li>Part of the Great Plainsof the US and Canada
          </li><li>Most of the Panhandle and Edwards Plateau
          </li><li>East &amp; South borders are escarpments
          </li><li>Southwest border is the Mountains and Basins Region</li>
        </ul>
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      <td align="center"><font color="#ff0000"><b>Geographic Features:</b></font></td>
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        <ul>
          <li>Flat
          </li><li>Few trees
          </li><li>Canyons in North (Palo Duro Canyon)
          </li><li>Higher elevation than Central Plains
          </li><li>Cap Rock Escarpment
          </li><li>Edwards Plateau</li>
        </ul>
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      <td align="center"><font color="#ff0000"><b>Climate:</b></font></td>
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        <ul>
          <li>Dry air
          </li><li>Hot summers
          </li><li>Cold winters
          </li><li>Dust storms
          </li><li>16-20 inches of rain per year</li>
        </ul>
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      <td align="center" height="32"><font color="#ff0000"><b>Natural Resources:</b></font></td>
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        <ul>
          <li>Short grasses
          </li><li>Mesquite, cedar, pecan, and oak trees in Edward Plateau area
          </li><li>Deer
          </li><li>Wild turkeys</li>
        </ul>
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      <td align="center"><font color="#ff0000"><b>Economic Resources:</b></font></td>
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        <ul>
          <li>Farming - cotton, wheat (irrigation from wells)
          </li><li>Ranching - cattle, sheep, goat
          </li><li>Oil and gas in the Permian Basin</li>
        </ul>
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      <td align="center"><font color="#ff0000"><b><b style="color:black;background-color:#a0ffff">Major</b> Cities:</b></font></td>
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        <ul>
          <li>Amarillo &amp; Lubbock in the Panhandle
          </li><li>Midland &amp; Odessa in the Permian Basin
          </li><li>Kerrville, Fredericksburg, &amp; Del Rio in the Edwards Plateau
            area
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          </li>
        </ul>
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<h1 align="center">Mountains and Basins Region</h1>
<h1 align="center"><font color="#000000"><i></i></font></h1>
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      <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="100"><b><font color="#ff0000">Geographic
        Subdivisions:</font></b></td>
      <td bgcolor="#ffffff" width="500">
        <ul>
          <li>Mountains and Basins</li>
        </ul>
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      <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff" height="112"><b><font color="#ff0000">Location:
        </font></b></td>
      <td bgcolor="#ffffff" height="112">
        <ul>
          <li>Far west <b style="color:black;background-color:#ff9999">Texas</b>
          </li><li>East border near Pecos River
          </li><li>South border is the Rio Grande
          </li><li>North border is New Mexico</li>
        </ul>
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      <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff" nowrap="nowrap"><b><font color="#ff0000">Geographic
        Features:</font></b></td>
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        <ul>
          <li>150 mountains in the mountain ranges
          </li><li>Plateaus and basins
          </li><li>Deserts
          </li><li>Pecos and Rio Grande Rivers
          </li><li>Big Bend National Park</li>
        </ul>
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      <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><b><font color="#ff0000">Climate:</font></b></td>
      <td bgcolor="#ffffff">
        <ul>
          <li>Driest part of state
          </li><li>8 inches of rain per year, 20 in mountains
          </li><li>Hot days, cool nights</li>
        </ul>
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      <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff" height="32"><b><font color="#ff0000">Natural
        Resources:</font></b></td>
      <td bgcolor="#ffffff" height="32">
        <ul>
          <li>Plants - short grasses, shrubs, desert plants in plateaus and
            basins; pine forests in mountains</li>
        </ul>
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      <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><b><font color="#ff0000">Economic
        Resources:</font></b></td>
      <td bgcolor="#ffffff">
        <ul>
          <li>Ranching - cattle, sheep, goat
          </li><li>Farming - cotton, fruits, vegetables, cantaloupes (irrigation in
            El Paso and Pecos River Valley)
          </li><li>Oil and gas - part of Permian Basin</li>
        </ul>
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      <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><b><font color="#ff0000"><b style="color:black;background-color:#a0ffff">Major</b>
        Cities:</font></b></td>
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        <ul>
          <li>El Paso
          </li><li>Pecos
          </li><li>Kermit &amp; Monahans in Permian Basin area
          </li><li>Fort Davis, Marfa, &amp; Alpine in Mountain area</li>
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