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What are prairies and where are they located

Asked by Murugappan, 15 Dec '09 03:36 pm
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Prairie is a region of flat, gently sloping, or hilly land covered chiefly by tall grasses and not many trees.
Prairies, also called grasslands, are one of the main types of natural vegetation or biomes Prairies are areas where either low total annual rainfall (10-20 inches) or uneven seasonal rainfall favor grasses and herbaceous plants over the growth of trees. In some locales, soil conditions or geology also favor grasslands over other types of vegetation. Therefore, most prairies lie between desert shrub and forest lands. Prairies are found on every continent except Antarctica
Prairies in North American extend from central Texas to southern Saskatchewan, including most of Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota, and North Dakota, and parts of other nearby states and provinces. Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba are the 'Prairie Provinces' of Canada. Today, most of these prairie grasslands are farms and ranches. In many locations, overgrazing by livestock has kil ...more
Answered by rita b lobo, 15 Dec '09 03:48 pm

 
  
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Interior of North America
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 15 Dec '09 03:44 pm

 
  
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Grassland and it is situated in North America
Answered by jaya acharjee, 15 Dec '09 03:44 pm

 
  
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A prairie is a temperate grassland, plains of grass that get hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Most of the interior of North America was a prairie before European settlement radically altered the environment with agriculure.
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 15 Dec '09 03:37 pm

 
  
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