What is the general geography of Texas?


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The various geographical regions of the state of Texas are the Gulf Coastal Plains, Interior Lowlands, Great Plains and the Basin and Range Province. Texas has 10 climatic regions and 11 different ecological regions. It has mountainous forested regions, and it has huge plains famous for cattle ranches.

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Texas is known for its desert-like conditions, but less than 10 percent of the state is desert. Texas has large stretches of prairie grasslands and huge swamps in the coastal region. The state has 3,700 streams and 15 major rivers flowing through it. There are no major lakes in the state. Rainfall in most of the state is below 25 inches, and most forms of agriculture are possible only with the help of irrigation schemes.

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