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Our State Geography in a Snap: landforms and regions

Reprinted with permission from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction website.

Landforms: There are three distinct landforms of the Southeast and of North Carolina: the Coastal Plain, the Piedmont, and the Appalachian Mountains.

  • The Coastal Plain is low, flat to gently sloping land that extends along the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Much of the Southeast lies within in the Coastal Plain.
  • The Piedmont, characterized by hilly, rolling land, borders the Coastal Plain. The Piedmont extends from Virginia to Alabama.
  • The Appalachian Mountains, the largest range in the eastern United States, stretch from Canada to northern Alabama.

Regions: The three landforms of North Carolina make up the three major geographic regions of the state: the Coastal Plain, the Piedmont, and the Mountains. The Coastal Plain Region is usually divided into two sub regions: the Outer Coastal Plain, commonly referred to as the Tidewater; and the Inner Coastal, which is less impacted by the effects of the ocean as it is located further inward.

Sources:

"Social Studies:: Elementary Resouces:: Student Sampler:: Geography," North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Website. https://www.dpi.nc.gov (accessed March 27, 2012).

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This was very helpful, because I was doing a report about the southeast region of The United States of America

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I can't really find anything on this but it still helps!

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Hi Greyson!

We're glad that this article has been helpful! Be sure to click on the other links mentioned in the article - they might help you find more information. This page is more of an overview of the topic that leads you to other pages. Happy researching!

Taylor Thompson, Government & Heritage Library

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Huh?

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Hi. I just like to comment.

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Hi
so do I
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How dose this do with anything about landforms?

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cause it does

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Hi, this is a starter page. If you click on the links within the page, it will give you more information about the geography and terrain. 

Best, 

Kelly Eubank

Librarian, Government and Heritage Library

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This isn't about landforms at all

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