6 Physical Regions of Tennessee by S03OBzbO

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									 6 Physical Regions of Tennessee
  Gulf Coastal Plain
• Extends from Florida
  to parishes of
  Louisiana, over most
  of Mississippi, some of
  western Tennessee
  and Kentucky,
  southern 2/3 of
  Alabama, and the
  western panhandle of
  Florida and southern
  Texas
 6 Physical Regions of Tennessee
  Gulf Coastal Plain

• Flat topography
• Lowest elevation in
  the state
• Runs from the
  Mississippi River to
  the Tennessee River
• Includes Memphis
6 Physical Regions of Tennessee
    Highland Rim
• Rolling Hills that
  surround the Central
  Basin
• Higher elevation
  (than flat Gulf coast
  Plains)
• Here you can see the
  Highland Rim from
  Central Basin
6 Physical Regions of Tennessee
     Highland Rim

• On the west the
  Highland Rim starts at
  the Tennessee River
• Largest Physical Region
• It goes around the
  Central (or Nashville)
  Basin
• Includes Clarksville
• In the east the Highland
  Rim stops at the higher
  Cumberland Plateau
6 Physical Regions of Tennessee
   Central Basin
• Also known as the
  Nashville Basin
  (includes Nashville)
• Lower elevation and
  completed surrounded
  by the Highland Rim
• Extends 40 to 60 miles
  east & 80 miles south
  of Nashville
• Made up mostly of
  limestone
6 Physical Regions of Tennessee
Cumberland Plateau
• Higher elevation than
  the Highland Rim that
  maxes out at around
  1,000 feet above sea
  level
• Some parts of the
  Plateau in Kentucky are
  over 4,000 feet above
  sea level
• If you are heading from
  Nashville to Knoxville on
  I-40 you ascend into the
  Cumberland Plateau
  after you pass
  Cookeville
 6 Physical Regions of Tennessee
  Great Valley of TN

• Series of valleys
  divided by ridges and
  low hills
• The Tennessee River
  is formed in this region
• Cities in the region
  include: Knoxville,
  Chattanooga
6 Physical Regions of Tennessee
  Unaka Mountains
• Also known as the
  Blue Ridge Mountains
• Southern mountain
  range of the
  Appalachian
  Mountains
• Contains the Great
  Smokey Mountains
• Has peaks over 4,000
  and some over 6,000
6 Physical Regions of Tennessee
 Unaka Mountains
•   Rugged terrain
•   Rushing streams
•   Heavily forested slopes
•   Difficult to farm
•   Great Smokey Mountains
    established in the 1930s
     – Over 9 million tourists a year
6 Physical Regions of Tennessee
• 1) What are the 6 Physical Regions of
  TN?
• 2) What physical region is the largest in
  TN?
• 3) What physical region surrounds the
  Central Basin?
• 4) What physical region is home to the
  Great Smokey Mountains?
• 5) Clarksville is in which Division? Which
  Region?

								
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