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1 Vocabulary Review 1. This is the name given to the pre historic super continent. 2. This region is divided into 3 areas: the Barriers Islands, the Grand Strand and the Santee Delta. 3. Though its name implies otherwise, this region is made up of red clay and pine trees. 4. This is the smallest region in area, and is located in the very north corner of the state. Outer Coastal Plain Sandhill Region Piedmont Fall Zone Blue Ridge Barrier Islands Inner Coastal Plain Coastal Zone Pangaea 1

2 Vocabulary Review 5. This divided the state into the Up Country and the Low Country. 6. These are islands that protect the coast from erosion and hurricanes. 7. This region, due to his rolling hills and fast moving rivers, was once known for its factories. 8. The Coastal Plain is divided into two regions. They are &. Inner Coastal Plain Outer Coastal Plain Blue Ridge Sandhill Region Piedmont Fall Zone Coastal Zone Barrier Islands Pangaea South Carolina Geography 2

3 Facts about the US Contains 3,628,062 square miles 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico Approx. 6,000 miles of coastline Major mountain chains: the Appalachians, the Rockies, and the Cascades Sierras Major bodies of water: Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, Mississippi River 6 Regions of SC SC is divided into 6 geographical regions: Coastal Zone Outer Coastal Plain Inner Coastal Plain Sandhill Region Piedmont Blue Ridge 3

4 The Coastal Zone Stretches along the Atlantic Coast 185 miles long and reaches 10 miles into the interior Grand Strand Divided into 3 sections: Grand Strand Santee Delta Barrier islands Santee Delta Barrier islands 4

5 The Coastal Plain Divided into 2 sections: Outer Coastal Plain: miles wide, the rivers in this region and rise and fall with the tide, inland swamps and savannas. This is where rice and indigo were grown in colonial times. Inner Coastal Plain: rich land for growing cotton, feet above sea level, contains Carolina Bays contains the richest soil in SC; where Florence is located The Sandhills Up Country Extends along the Fall Zone Contains red soil (clay); poor farm land Today, pine forests and fruit orchards grow successfully here Includes Columbia Low Country Fall Zone 5

6 The Piedmont Pied= foot; mont = mountain Piedmont means foot of the mountain or foothills Contains nearly 1/3 of the state Has rapidly flowing rivers that have to come down hill, so they were good for hydroelectric factories The Blue Ridge Contains 500 square miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains (near Greenville) Contains the highest peak in SC, Sassafras Mountain Also contains the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River, Whitewater Falls 6

7 Major River Systems There are 3 major river systems in SC: Savannah River System (on the border between SC and GA) Santee River System (middle of the state) Pee Dee River System (Northeast part of the state) The Rivers in the Up Country are narrow and swift At the fall zone, they become broad and carry rich soil deposits Great Pee Dee River Waterways and Rivers of South Carolina 7

8 Climate of SC SC has a humid, subtropical climate Long summers with temperatures close to 100 degrees Mild winters with temperatures rarely reaching 0 degrees Abundant rain; mostly in February and July Hurricanes affect this area: hurricane season runs June 1 November 30 SC Has 46 Counties. They are named after famous people in the state, Native American tribes, and places in England. 8

9 Land Regions of South Carolina Outer Coastal Plain Piedmont Sandhills Inner Coastal Plain Coastal Zone Blue Ridge Mountains 9

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