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The Gulf Coastal Plain extends from the Florida Parishes of Louisiana over most of Mississippi, some of western Tennessee and Kentucky, the southwestern 2/3 of Alabama, and the western panhandle of Florida. Its southern boundary is the Gulf of Mexico and its western boundary the drop into the Mississippi embayment. On the north it extends to the highlands of the Interior Low Plateaus and southern Appalachians. To the east, there is an arbitrary break with the South Atlantic Coastal Plain at the Alabama-Georgia border south through Florida along the Apalachicola River. The flat to rolling topography is broken by numerous streams and river bottoms. Uplands are dominated by pine, originally longleaf and slash in the south and shortleaf mixed with hardwoods in the north. These are fire-maintained systems that give way to loblolly pine and hardwoods in damper areas and bottomland hardwood forest in extensive lowland drainages. The Florida Parishes The Florida Parishes are those parishes in Louisiana which were part of West Florida in the early 19th century. ... Official language(s) English and French Capital Largest city Baton Rouge New Orleans at last census; probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 32nd 125,443 km² 275 km 545 km 3 30°13N to 35°N 88°7W to 91°41W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 31st 2,697,243 23. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 36th 109,247 km² 195 km 710 km 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Frankfort Louisville Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 37th 40,444 sq mi  104,749 km² 140 miles  225 km 379 miles  610 km 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Montgomery Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,423 sq. ... A panhandle is a geographic term for a long and usually thin projection of a U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Tallahassee Jacksonville Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,794 sq. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... This article may be too technical for most readers to understand. ... The Appalachian Mountains are a system of North American mountains running from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada to Alabama in the United States, although the northernmost mainland portion ends at the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec. ... View of the Apalachicola River near Fort Gadsden, Florida. ... Species About 115. ... Beech is a typical temperate zone hardwood The term hardwood designates wood from angiosperm trees. ... For other uses, see Fire (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Pinus taeda The Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) is one of the pines native to the southeast United States. ...


Text taken from the public domain United States Bureau of Land Management website. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... US BLM logo The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior which administers Americas public lands, totaling approximately 261 million surface acres (1,056,229. ...


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Louisiana - MSN Encarta (1352 words)
Louisiana lies wholly within the gulf portion of the Coastal Plain, which is one of the principal natural regions, or physiographic provinces, of the United States.
The Mississippi Alluvial Plain in Louisiana extends from the Louisiana-Arkansas border in the north to the Gulf of Mexico in the south and parallels the main channel of the Mississippi River.
The East Gulf Coastal Plain, a small area east of the Mississippi, is similar to its counterpart in western Louisiana.
Louisiana - USA State, Indian Earth, Nature, Ecology,Louisiana lies Gulf Coastal Plain, bordered by Mississippi, Gulf ... (1682 words)
Louisiana is bordered by Mississippi on the east, the Gulf of Mexico on the south, Texas on the west, and Arkansas on the north.
The flattest terrain is on the coastal marshes.
The coastal marshes have a relatively firm underlying surface in saltwater areas to the west and are soft in the irregular freshwater areas to the east.
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