Alabama shares a border with the states of Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama has a coastline at the Gulf of Mexico, on the extreme southern edge of the state. On a topographical map, contour lines are often used to join points of equal elevation above sea level.
Alabama Topographical Features
Alabama’s highest mountain is Cheaha Mountain, whose peak is 2,407 feet above sea level. Alabama’s lowest elevation is sea level, at the Gulf Of Mexico. Alabama regions include the north-central Appalachian hills, the northwestern interior plateaus, eastern Piedmont, and the southern coastal plain. Major rivers in Alabama include the Coosa River, Tombigbee River, Mobile River, Tennessee River, Chattahoochee River, Black Warrior River Etc.
The North Alabama Geographical Map region is mostly mountainous, with the Tennessee River cutting a large valley and creating numerous creeks, streams, rivers, mountains, and lakes. Alabama is largely a forested area which comprises some 65 percent of the state.