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Blue Ridge, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau

Things to know:

·      Blue Ridge Mountains

      Old, rounded mountains

      Part of the Appalachian mountain system

      Located between the Piedmont and the Valley and Ridge regions

      Source of many rivers

      Products: apples

- Industries: recreation, farming

·      Valley and Ridge

      Includes the Great Valley of Virginia and other valleys separated by ridges. (The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Valley and Ridge regions are part of the Appalachian mountain system.)

      Located west of Blue Ridge Mountains

      Products: poultry, apples, dairy, beef

- Industries: farming

·      Appalachian Plateau (plateau: Area of elevated land that is flat on top)

      Located in Southwest Virginia

Only a small part of the plateau is located in Virginia.

      Products: coal

- Industries: coal mining
Brian Koch,
Sep 27, 2010, 1:44 PM