Virginia's Relative Location & Regions
Terms in this set (45)
shows connections between two places using words such as "next to," "near," and "bordering."
2 large bodies of water that Border VA on the east
Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay
located in the Coastal Plain (Tidewater) region. It is a shallow natural lake surrounded by the Dismal swamp
located in the Coastal Plain (Tidewater) region. Has a variety of wildlife.
5 states that border Virginia
North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland
(from SE going clockwise: Never touch kids with measles)
Virginia's 5 Geographic Regions
1. Coastal Plain or Tidewater.
3. Blue Ridge Mountains
4. Valley and Ridge
5. Appalachian Plateau
(East to West: children prefer bananas, vegetables and apples)
land flat, east of the fall line, also includes the peninsula called the Eastern Shore
(means land at the foot of the mountains) - rolling hills, west of fall line
Blue Ridge Mountains
made up of old, rounded mountains that are part of the Appalachian Mountain System. Many of the major rivers have their sources in these mountains.
Valley and Ridge
includes the Great Valley of VA. The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Valley and Ridge regions are part of the Appalachian mountain system.
area of land between two mountains
line of mountains
located in South West Virginia. Only a small part of the plateau is located in Virginia
an area of flat land that is higher than the land around it.
forms a natural border (waterfalls and rapids) between the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont regions. Prevents ships from traveling west on the 4 major rivers.
4 major rivers of Virginia
each river was a source of food and provided a pathway for exploration and the settlement of Virginia.
(please read your joke - rivers from top to bottom of state)
VA rivers image
all 4 rivers flow into the
flows into the Chesapeake Bay, Richmond and Jamestown located along this river
flows into the Chesapeake Bay, Yorktown located along this river
flows into the Chesapeake Bay, Alexandria located along this river
flows into the Chesapeake Bay, Fredericksburg is located on this river
Coastal Plain (Tidewater) industries
shipbuilding, tourism, federal military institutions
Coastal Plain (Tidewater) products
federal and state government, farming, horse industry
farmland dominates this region
Richmond the state capitol is in this region
tobacco, information technology
Blue Ridge Mountain industries
Blue Ridge Mountain products
Valley and Ridge industries
Valley and Ridge products
poultry, apples, dairy, beef
raise chickens and turkeys
Appalachian Plateau industries
Appalachian Plateau products
Virginia's transportation system examples
highways, railroads, air transportation, shipping
Virginia's transportation system
moves raw materials to factories and finished products to markets.
agricultural and manufactured products, including tobacco, poultry, coal and large ships.
Virginia has a large number of
communication and other technology industries
tourism is a
major part of Virginia's economy
Because many federal government workers live and/or work in Virginia
the federal government has a significant impact on Virginia's economy.
Richmond, VA on the map
5 states that border VA on map
VA fall line image
VA regions image
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