Region and Waterways
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What are the two bordering bodies of water in Virginia?
What are the five states that border Virginia?
How many geographic regions is Virginia divided into?
Name the 5 regions of Virginia.
Blue Ridge Mountains
Valley and Ridge
Describe the location of the Coastal Plain region.
East of the Fall Line and the Piedmont region. It is bordered on the east by the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean.
Describe the location of the Piedmont region.
East of the Blue Ridge Mountains and west of the Fall line. It is located west of the Coastal Plain region.
Describe the land in the Piedmont region.
Describe the land in the Blue Ridge Mountain region.
Old, rounded mountains
Source of many rivers
The Blue Ridge Mountains are part of what larger mountain system?
Appalachian Mountain System
Describe the location of the Blue Ridge Mountain region.
EAST of the Valley and Ridge and WEST of the Piedmont region
What is the Fall Line?
waterfalls that separate the Tidewater (Coastal Plain) and Piedmont regions
Which river forms a natural border between Maryland and Virgina?
The Blue Ridge Mountains are the source of many _____________.
Describe the land in the Valley and Ridge region.
Valleys separated by ridges
What is a plateau?
elevated flat land
Describe the location of the Valley and Ridge region.
East of the Appalachian Plateau and west of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Describe the land of in the Appalachian Plateau.
It is a plateau.
Describe the location of in the Appalachian Plateau.
Southwestern part of Virginia
Name the 4 rivers in Virginia. Name them in order from North to South.
What is a peninsula?
land surrounded by water on 3 sides
What developed along the Fall Line?
What separates the Eastern Shore from the mainland of Virginia?
What body of water provided transportation links between Virginia and other places like Europe?
What body of water provided a safe harbor and was a source of food and transportation?
What large body of water do the four major rivers in Virginia flow into?
What 2 cities are located along the James River?
Richmond and Jamestown
Name 3 major cities that developed along the Fall Line.
Alexandria, Fredericksburg, and Richmond
What city is located along the York River?
Name 2 major cites is located along the Potomac River.
What city is located along the Rappahannock River?
Describe the Eastern Shore.
It is a peninsula. It has flat, low land. It is separated from the mainland of Virginia by the Chesapeake Bay.
Name 2 major cites is located along the James River.
What can you find in the Great Dismal Swamp?
Lake Drummond and lots of wildlife
Who explored and surveyed the Great Dismal Swamp?
In what region is the Great Dismal Swamp located?
Coastal Plain (Tidewater) region
Describe Lake Drummond.
A raised lake surrounded by the great Dismal Swamp.
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