Southeast Region By: Jenna Carter

Physical and Human Characteristics

Major Rivers

The Tennessee River is the one and only on earth that flows at the same point in all cardinal directions. The Mississippi River is the longest river in the United States. The river forms parts of the borders of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky. The Arkansas River is the 4th longest river in the United States. The Ohio River is one of the main tributaries of the Mississippi River. The Cumberland Falls, a sixty-eight waterfall on the Cumberland River. Learn more about the rivers in the Southeast Region.


There are 12 different states in the Southeast Region. The states in the Southeast Region are: Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia. Georgia is the largest state in the Southeast, but Florida has the most people. These are the states in the Southeast Region.


There are many different landforms in the Southeast Region. Most of the Southeast Region includes low mountains and gentle rolling hills. Along the coast the land is mostly flat and has low elevation. The Ouacita mountains are in central Arkansas. The upper part and lower part of the Southeast Region has very many different landforms. Also, some are the Appalachian Mountains, The Great Smokey Mountains, and the Coastal Plains.

Major Bodies of Water

The Major Bodies of Water in the Southeast Region are the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico is 600,000 square miles long. The Southeast Region has many different rivers. Most of the rivers start in the Appalachian Mountains. Come see the beautiful bodies of water in the Southeast Region.


Since the Southeast Region is close to the equator it is usually humid and warm. It is cooler in the mountains and hills. The Southeast Region can have floods and intense rain falls. In the Southeast the winter is short and mild. It is cooler in the hills and mountains. In the highlands, there are often many storms and tornadoes.

Natural Resources

In the Southeast Region there are different natural resources. For instance, they have tobacco, rice, water. Also, they have cotton, fruit, nuts, and sugar. In this region, they are rich in natural resources. Land was the first natural resource that made people come to the Southeast.

Settlement Pattern (Major Cities)

Did you know that in the Southeast Region all of the major cities are in Florida? But, one is in Georgia. They are Miami, Florida; Jacksonville, Florida; and Tampa, Florida; and last but not least Atlanta, Georgia. These are the major cities in the Southeast Region.

Facts and information

Did you know that Louisiana is known for the creation of jazz music? Also, another cool fact about this region is there is not as many people that live in the Southeast as compared to the Northeast. Dixie is the nickname given to the Southeastern portion of the United States. Some of their religions are Baptist, American Protestant, and Catholic. The South is known for many different types of food.

Key words

Cash Crops- A crop produced for its commercial value rather than for use by the grower.

Surveyors- A person who surveys, especially one whose profession is the surveying on land.

Humid- Damp or moist

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