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The Chesapeake Bay separates the Tidewater Region into two parts called the _____ and the _____.
Eastern Shore and mainland
What states border Virginia?
Maryland
West Virginia
Kentucky
Tennessee
North Carolina
What is Virginia's population density?
159 per square mile
What show the distance above sea level on a map?
contour lines
What do relief maps show?
elevation (or the hieght of a place above sea level)
What are the five regions of Virginia?
Tidewater (Coastal Plain)
Piedmont
Blue Ridge Mountains
Valley and Ridge
Allegheny Appalachian Plateau
The western edge of the Tidewater Region is formed by the _____. It is a line of small waterfalls and rapids.
Fall Line
The mainland is cut into peninsulas by which four rivers?
York
James
Potomac
Rappahook
Virginia's Tidewater Region is part of the _____ Coastal Plain.
Atlantic
List the three peninsulas of the Tidewater Region.
Northern Neck
Middle
The Peninsula
Waterways and natural resources encourage major industries in the coastal cities of the _____ Region such as Shipping, shipbuilding, fishing, and tourism.
Tidewater
The _______________ is the best example of a wetland. It is located in the southeastern corner of Virginia.
The Great Dismal Swamp
_____ is the capital of Virginia. It is located on the Fall Line and the James River. The governor of Virginia lives there.
Richmond
The Tidewater Region is bordered on the east by the _____.
Chesapeake Bay (Atlantic Ocean)
What makes up most of Virginia's land?
Forest
A _____ is a break or opening, such as a pass through mountains. It is usually made by running water over a long period of time.
gap
Mill towns grew up along the Fall Line because of the area's many _____ and rapids.
waterfalls
The Potomac River separates Virginia from the state of _____.
Maryland
The land to the west of the Fall Line is called the __________. This region is an area made up of rolling hills.
Piedmont Region
Many towns like Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Martinsville grew along the _____ leading to the mountain gaps that came together in these towns.
roads