VS2abc: Geography and Regions
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Body of water between mainland Virginia and the Eastern Shore that served as a safe harbor for ships and source of food
What state borders Virginia to the South?
What state borders Virginia to the North?
What states border Virginia to the West?
Kentucky and West Virginia
What state borders Virginia to the Southwest?
large swampy area in the Coastal Plain that was surveyed originally by George Washington
Great Dismal Swamp
lake inside the Great Dismal Swamp with a large variety of wildlife
List the four major rivers in order from North to South
Potomac, Rappahannock, York, James
What city would you find on the Potomac River?
What city would you find on the Rappahannock River?
What city would you find on the York River?
What cities would you find on the James River?
Jamestown and Richmond
Natural border between the Piedmont and Tidewater regions that prevented settlers from going upriver
List the five regions of Virginia in order from East to West.
Coastal Plain (Tidewater), Piedmont, Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau
Body of water that served as link between Virginia, Europe, and Africa
Biggest peninsula in Virginia bordered on the West by the Chesapeake Bay and and on the East by the Atlantic Ocean
What are the products of the Coastal Plain?
peanuts and seafood
What are the industries of the Tidewater?
military, tourism, and shipbuilding
What are the products of the Piedmont?
tobacco and information technology
What are the industries of the Piedmont?
horse industry, federal and state government, farming
What are the products of the Blue Ridge Mountains?
apples and other fruits
What are the industries of the Blue Ridge Mountains?
recreation and farming
What are the products of the Valley and Ridge?
apples, dairy, beef, and poultry
What is the main industry of the Valley and Ridge?
What is the main product of the Appalachian Plateau?
What is the main industry of the Appalachian Plateau?
What three regions have farming as one of their industries?
Piedmont, Valley and Ridge, and Blue Ridge Mountains
larger mountain chain that includes the Blue Ridge Mountains
main valley of the Valley and Ridge region
Great Valley of Virginia
What is the land like in the Coastal Plain?
mostly flat, near the coast
What is the land like in the Piedmont?
What is the land like in the Blue Ridge Mountains?
old and rounded mountains
source of most of Virginia's rivers
Blue Ridge Mountains
a land form that is higher than the land around it but mostly flat
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