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1 Georgia Jennifer Turner 4/27/09

2 Overview Georgia Facts State Flag Georgia Map References

3 Georgia Facts State Abbreviation: GA State Capital: Atlanta Largest City: Atlanta Area: 59,441 square miles Population: 8.1 million Major Industries Textiles, timber, agriculture

4 More Georgia Facts State Nickname: Peach State State Motto: “Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation State Song: Georgia on My Mind State Bird: Brown Thrasher

5 State Flag (2003)

6 Atlanta Stone Mountain Georgia Aquarium Athens Six Flags Over Georgia Warm Springs Okefenokee Swamp Savannah Brasstown Bald Helen

7 Atlanta Capital of Georgia Home of the largest indoor aquarium Atlanta Braves baseball Atlanta Falcons football

8 Stone Mountain Park Home of largest exposed piece of granite Hiking Sky lift Scenic railroad Festivals Laser show

9 Six Flags Over Georgia 100 acre theme park Thrill rides and family rides Entertainment Food Arcades and Games

10 Georgia Aquarium World’s largest indoor aquarium Paid for by co-founder, Bernie Marcus, of Home Depot 8.1 million gallons of water Whale sharks, beluga whales, and manta ray

11 Savannah Established in 1733 First colonial and capital of Georgia Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low Historic District Tour homes Tybee Island Famous restaurants: Lady and Sons owned by Paula Deen

12 Helen Blue Ridge Mountains Special Events Hot air balloon races OktoberFest Shopping Tubing

13 Athens University of Georgia Shopping Music Scene REM B-52s Indigo Girls Widespread Panic

14 Okefenokee Swamp “Land of Trembling Earth” 402,000 acres of cypress forest, marsh, lakes, and islands Trails Nature photography Alligators, sandhill cranes, woodpeckers and more

15 Brasstown Bald Highest point in Georgia 4,784 feet elevation First settled by Cherokee Indians Hiking Picnics Observatory Tower

16 Warm Springs The Little White House Covered bridges Wild Animal Safari Big Bear Farm FDR State Park Pine Mountain Trail

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