Austin's Five Themes of Geography

by Kalli Johnson

Location

This picture of Austin/TX represents its location because it shows where Austin exactly is on the map. It's in central Texas in Travis county, with San Antonio as its closest city to it. Its absolute location is 30.2500° N, 97.7500° W

Place

Austin is known for the Live Music Capitol of the World. They speak English, but when having music festivals, people from all over the country (or maybe world) come and visit so then we have a mixture of different cultures. Austin is a hot, humid place pretty much all year round except for winter, where it gets a little chilly. Austin has lots of trees, grasslands, and woodlands but is known for its downtown city.

Movement

Austin depends on transportation with cars, buses, bikes, trains, etc. A metro system is being built as well. But, another movement is through ideas such as texting, calling, or emailing.

Region

Region characteristics of Austin are lakes, rivers, and hills. Well known lakes are Lake Travis, Lady Bird Lake, and Lake Austin. These lakes are made up of the Colorado River, with the Mansfield Dam between Lake Travis and Lake Austin. But, this city is mainly grassland vegetation and the climate is mainly on the warmer side.

Human Environment Interaction

Since Austin is in one of the hottest states, people depend on air conditioning. In the summer, it can get as high as 105 degrees outside. We also like to build as you can tell from our tons of city buildings. We also have lots of dams and highway/roads and are continuing the project with more.

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