Geography Of Texas Essay

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Geographical Features
The mountain ranges in the Mountains and Basins section of Texas are made up of more than 150 mountains. Plateaus, basins and deserts make up the area’s other geographical features, which include the Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande. The Mountains and Basins region covers more than 41,000 square miles and is the windiest and driest part of the state, receiving only eight inches of rain annually in the basins and deserts and about 20 inches per year in the mountains. Hot days and cool nights characterize the area’s normal weather patterns.
Cities and Towns
El Paso is the Mountains and Basins section’s most populous city, but the region also has other -- though much smaller -- cities, including Kermit and Monahans in the Permian Basin area and Fort Davis and Alpine in the mountains. The Mountains and Basins region is in the least populated part of Texas. Visit some of the region's tourist attractions, including the El Paso Zoo (, the Adventure Zone
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Big Bend National Park offers ranger-guided tours that include hikes, evening discussions and workshops on the park’s natural and cultural history. The region has interesting museums such as the Museum of the Big Bend ( in Alpine and historical sites such as the Fort Davis Natural Historic Site ( The University of Texas at Austin operates the three-domed McDonald Observatory ( near Fort Davis.
The region also offers rodeos, such as the West of the Pecos Rodeo in Pecos (, and cultural events, such as the Davis Mountains Events ( festival in Fort Davis. El Paso offers many of the tourist attractions you would expect from a metropolitan area, such as movie theaters, a zoo and art galleries, and scenic drives are
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