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North Carolina

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  1. North Carolina

  2. Three Regions of North Carolina

  3. Coastal Plains • A. vegetation—sandy soil, tobacco, cotton, soybeans, peanuts and other “truck crops” • B. economics—mainly focused on agriculture, tourism, fishing • C. land forms—barrier islands (Outer Banks), capes, swamp, salt marshes • D. natural resources—all natural lakes, fish, trees • E. population density—2nd largest populated region • F. location—eastern part of state; Atlantic Ocean to Fall Line • G. waterways-- all natural lakes, Cape Fear River (only river to flow directly into ocean; rest flow into sounds or other states), sounds (5), ocean • H. major cities—Wilmington, Greenville, New Bern, Fayetteville (Fort Bragg—largest army base on east coast; *all of NC’s military bases are in CP) • I. Other notes: mildest climate; first explored and colonized; divided into • 2. subregions—Tidewater and Inner Coastal Plain

  4. Piedmont • A. vegetation—red clay soil (bricks), tobacco, corn • B. economics—banking, Big 3—textiles, furniture, tobacco (RJR), Health Care and Medical Industry • C. land forms—rolling hills, forests, man-made lakes (most for hydro-electric power) • D. natural resources—lumber, livestock, fresh water • E. population density—most urban and populated region • F. location—center of state; Fall Line to Mountains • G. waterways—lakes and rivers • H. major cities—Raleigh (capital), Charlotte (largest), Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem • I. Other notes: Great Wagon Road brought settlers to this region

  5. Mountains • A. vegetation—rocky soil, burley tobacco, apples • B. economics—Christmas trees, tourism, lumber • C. land forms—mountains, forests • D. natural resources—minerals, stone (granite, quartz) • E. population density—least populated area • F. location—westernmost part of the state (between Piedmont & Tennessee) • G. waterways—rivers, streams, waterfalls, some lakes (man-made) • H. major cities—Asheville, Boone • I. Other notes—most snow (skiing); Cherokee Indian Reservation