In Texas there are 4 regions which are Gulf Costal Plains, Interior Lowlands, Great Plains and the Basin and Range Province. The Gulf Costal Plains are located in the south eastern part of Texas and is a level drained plain which is divided by many rivers flowing into estuaries and marshes. The coastal region is mostly composed of Sand, dunes and grass lands which follow the areas closest to the sea. The Interior Lowlands are located in the northern area of Texas and include hilly lands with a vast amount of forests. The Great Plains is located in North West Texas and is composed if hills and is a transition from the Gulf Costal Plains and is part of the famous Panhandle. Lastly the Basin and Range …show more content…
How is the region(s) unique?
The region of The Gulf Costal Plains are unique do to their hot and humid summers and the mild winter, although the weather has been known to be quite erratic. While the Interior Lowlands are full of cultivatable land and a large agricultural economy. The Basin and Range Province are unique in the way that they have the highest elevation and borders Mexico. Ultimately the Great Plains are elevated flat lands which have various rivers flowing through which helps with agriculture.
3. Have you visited other regions? If so how many? If so, what did you like or dislike about the region? If not what do you like about the region where you live?
I have visited the Dallas area which resides in the Interior Lowlands. What I like most is the weather in that it is not as humid and extremely hot like it is in Houston/ Gulf Costal Plains. What I also like is the geography of the area as it has different features than the Gulf Costal Plains.
4. Explain how each region is politically, culturally, and economically …show more content…
The Gulf Costal Plains are important because they provide oil and lumber and their famous sea food, politically this area is important because our state capital is located here along with the chambers of our state legislation. This is economically important because the value of the oil directly contributes to our economy which could cause unemployment and economic turmoil. Meanwhile the Interior Lowlands is big on their cattle ranching and other livestock. This is important because of the dairy production and the meat production which boost our economy. The Great Plains are vastly focused on their agriculture and produce wheat and cotton. This industry is valuable for our economy due to the fact that we have a large amount of cotton field which helps produce goods for our market. Lastly the Basin and Range Province region is prominent in cattle and cotton and most important, trade with Mexico. This trading is valuable due to the fact that we receive goods that we don’t natively have and is also politically important due to North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA creates more jobs and also helps everyone’s economy by allowing goods and services to be