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Our State Geography in a Snap: Three Regions Overview


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


 


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.


North Carolina regions by county


North Carolina Counties - Click to see a large version


View the list of North Carolina counties.


North Carolina physical regions


Physical boundaries that divide the regions                               Link to 1985 Geologic Map of North Carolina.  From North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.                 

Sources:


"Geography of North Carolina," North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, https://www.dpi.nc.gov (accessed March 26, 2012).


Raisa, E. 1940. Landforms of the United States. Reprinted in The North Carolina Atlas Revisited.


NCDENR. 1985 Geologic Map of North Carolina (links to a number of maps). http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/lr/1985-state-geologic-map (accessed September 2, 2015).


Additional Resources:


North Carolina One Map. North Carolina Geospatial Portal. http://data.nconemap.gov/geoportal/catalog/main/home.page (accessed September 2, 2015).


Image Credits:


North Carolina Geological Survey. Geologic map of North Carolina: North Carolina Geological Survey, General Geologic Map1985. http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/lr/1985-state-geologic-map (accessed September 2, 2015).


 

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Lot of information

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hey can you just tell me some towns in the pidmont region.

have nice day!

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than both have the same state

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hi thank you so much for the maps and articles ths will really help me on my assignments for online school.

despite corona anyone reading this have a good day!

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I do not understand

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your website tells me no information about North Carolinas regions it has pictures not information.

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Hello, 

You can click on the links for each region and it will open up a page with information. This page is meant to be more of an introductory. 

Erin Bradford, Government and Heritage Library

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woah,thx a lot!!!

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Sure! Thank you for reaching out to us. If you have questions or need help, please reach out. Our email address is slnc.reference@ncdcr.gov

Best, 
Kelly Eubank, Government and Heritage Library

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oh,i didn't understand at first.

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