Austin's Five Themes of Geography

Julie Mathew

Location

This picture shows Austin's (marked by the star) location in Texas. It doesn't show the latitude and longitude but it does show that it is between Waco and San Antonio, making this an example of relative location.

Movement

Austin City Limits, also known as ACL, is a very popular music concert/festival where popular artists come and perform famous songs. Many people travel out of town to see this amazing event, and it is broadcast all over the United States. Austin has also been dubbed the "Live Music Capital of the World".

Place

Austin's physical features vary. There's rural areas, then many suburbans, and of course the city. Different parts of Austin have different characteristics, which is what makes Austin so unique. This painting highlights and shows the contrast of physical characteristics of Austin.

Human Environment Interaction

This is a shot of the infamous Mansfield Dam in Austin. Dams are built to hold back water and to prevent flooding. Although these dams benefit us, they destroy habitat that organisms need. This is just one of many ways that we as humans change the environment for our own good.

Region

Austin has both city and the suburbs. This shows an example of functional region. The city part of Austin would be Downtown, and the suburbs would be just a community. This is a shot of a suburb, judging by the cluster of houses shown.

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