NC History Ch. 1 Study Guide

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From east to west NC covers about ___ miles
 
600
NC is just about the same size as ___.
 
England
What are the 3 regions of NC?
 
Coastal Plain, Piedmont, Mountains
"Graveyard of the Atlantic"
 
Tidewater
This region contains the state's military bases.
 
Coastal Plain
3 capes
 
Cape Fear, Cape Lookout, Cape Hatteras
sandy soil has made this area the state’s prime agricultural region
 
inner coastal plain
sandhills area, noted for its golf courses
 
inner coastal plain
Center of manufacturing region for the state
 
piedmont
major universities
 
Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, NCSU
contains rolling hills, hardwood forests, mineral deposits, and swift-flowing streams
 
piedmont
last area of the state to be settled & Mining is an important activity
 
mountains
Main Inlets
 
1) Oregon 2) Hatteras 3) Ocracoke
5 major sounds
 
1) Currituck 2) Albermarle 3) Pamlico 4) Core 5) Bogue Pamlico/ Albermarle are the largest
___ is the only river that flows into the Atlantic
 
cape fear
All the natural lakes are located in the ___ region
 
coastal plain
NC’s climate is ___, which produces distinct changes in the seasons and supports a wide variety of flora and fauna
 
humid subtropical
3 types of windstorms
 
1) hurricanes 2) tornadoes 3) thunderstorms
___ are most common
 
Thunderstorms
A storm becomes a hurricane when the winds reach more than ___ mph.
 
74
Hurricane season runs from ___
 
June to October
___ have resulted in a wide range of crops/ trees in our state
 
fertile soil, subtropical climate, abundant rainfall, mild temperatures
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