5 Themes of Geography Austin

by Courtney Gaskamp

Location:

This picture shows the relative location of Austin, Texas. It is in the central part of the state and is only 90 miles from San Antonio. The absolute location of Austin, Texas is 30.25 degrees north and 97.75 degrees west.


Place:

In Austin, Texas there is a major lake/river that runs through downtown called Lady Bird Lake. There are many other bodies of water such as Lake Travis, Lake Lyndon Baines Johnson, Lake Austin, and more. In addition to lakes, Austin has many hills, beautiful limestone cliffs, and cedar and oak trees are very abundant.

Human Environment Interaction:

Austin Texas is famous for its live music and amazing concerts. ACL, or Austin City Limits, is a 3-day music event that attracts over 100 bands and many people from around the world. The Austin Marathon is also an event where thousands of people sprint/run/jog through the streets of downtown. Lance Armstrong has even been a contender in the marathon!




Region:

Austin Texas lies in the corner of the South Texas Plains, the Hill Country, and the Prairies and Lakes section of Texas according to the map above. Many people say that Austin is in Central Texas and others say that is it part of the Hill Country. The geographic definition of Austin will change depending on who you talk to and adds diversity to a city that prides itself on being unique.


Movement:

Many people move to Austin because of numerous job opportunities, but it is also the events that take place in Austin that cause people to move here! For example, the F1 racetrack is estimated to bring a total of 20,000 additional people here in the next year! Austin also hosts large events such as the X games and ACL Music Fest which brings attention to the city.


Works Cited:

Location Picture:http://www.google.com/search?q=texas+capitol+map&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=swwsUpDrO8Pu2gWp9IHoBQ&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1344&bih=853#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=wMCY0CRHLjJTZM%3A%3B1Se2hf3n7M5ziM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.50states.com%252Fso%252F0tx.gif%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.50states.com%252Ftexas.htm%3B157%3B150

Place Picutres:www.google.com/search?q=TExas&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=-fwrUvDFHKWF2gWlyIHwDg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1344&bih=853#q=texas+capitol+on+map&tbm=isch&facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=wMCY0CRHLjJTZM%3A%3B1Se2hf3n7M5ziM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.50states.com%252Fso%252F0tx.gif%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.50states.com%252Ftexas.htm%3B157%3B150

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Region Picture:http://www.google.com/search?q=TExas&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=-fwrUvDFHKWF2gWlyIHwDg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1344&bih=853#q=austin+texas+region&tbm=isch&facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=n4ITZuli_0-byM%3A%3B1FcyFyqPtEJ5jM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.tourtexas.com%252Fgraphics%252Fmaps%252Ftexasregions2.gif%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.tourtexas.com%252Ftexas_maps_regions.cfm%3B350%3B351

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