The Coastal Region

The Coastal Reign of Texas

Coastal Plains

Location: Eastern most TX along the Gulf of Mexico

Natural Resources: Trees, many rivers, fertile soil, grasslands, lakes, most rainfall, fish, largest region, oil, natural gas

Major cities: Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Galveston, Corpus Christi, Brownsville, Laredo

More Facts!

Physical features: completely flat to rolling hills

Economy: Lumbering, wood products, farming, ranching, oil refining, shipping, fishing industry

Crops: Cotton, rice, fruits, vegetables, corn, peanuts, pecans, watermelons, peaches, Christmas trees

Geographic Subdivisions

Piney Woods

Post Oak Belt

Blackland Prairie

Gulf Coast Plain

South Texas Plain


Hot and damp, humid

Tornadoes, hurricanes

30-55 inches of rain per year