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Alabama Geography

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What continent is Alabama located on? North America
What county is Birmingham in? Jefferson County
What country is Alabama a part of? United States of America
What is Alabama's highest peak? Mt. Cheaha
Which region is Birmingham in? Ridge and Valley
Which region is Montgomery in? Coastal Plain
What are Alabama's five regions? Highland Rim, Cumberland Plateau, Ridge and Valley, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain
Which regions are best for growing crops? Coastal Plain (Black Belt) and Highland Rim
Which region has lots of coal, limestone and iron ore? Ridge and Valley
Which region is typically a little colder and has different plants than the rest of the state? Cumberland Plateau
Which region is Alabama's highest peak located in? Piedmont
Which region is the largest? Coastal Plain
Which region is the flattest? Coastal Plain
Why is it called the Black Belt? Because the soil is rich in nutrients and it is black
Climate The kind of weather a place has year after year.
Natural Resources Materials or substances found naturally in an area that can be used for economic (money) gains.
What is Alabama's climate? Humid Sub-tropical - it is hot in the summer, mild in the winter and there is often rain
What are Alabama's natural resources? iron ore, coal, steel, limestone, rich soil, trees, water (rivers, lakes, ocean), crops, wildlife
How have humans changed the environment in Alabama? Cutting down trees to build roads and houses; built cities and towns; created fields for growing crops
Why do different parts of Alabama have different natural resources? The climate affects the natural environment.
Make sure you can label where Birmingham and the regions of Alabama are on a map!
Created by: rsmith4