Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

GEOGRAPHY OF GEORGIA: GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS. Appalachian Plateau  Smallest region  Part of the Appalachian Mountains  Contains Georgia’s only coal deposit.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "GEOGRAPHY OF GEORGIA: GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS. Appalachian Plateau  Smallest region  Part of the Appalachian Mountains  Contains Georgia’s only coal deposit."— Presentation transcript:

1 GEOGRAPHY OF GEORGIA: GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS

2 Appalachian Plateau  Smallest region  Part of the Appalachian Mountains  Contains Georgia’s only coal deposit  Caves, canyons, and rock formations are found here

3 Valley and Ridge  Home to several Civil War Battles  Lots of hardwood trees  Narrow ridges  Valleys are fertile for farming  Large textile industry found here

4 Piedmont  Rolling hills  Granite and kaolin mineral resources  Largest above ground granite mountain  Red clay  Most populated region  Manufacturing  Poultry

5 Blue Ridge Mountains  Part of the Appalachian Mountains  Home to the site of GA’s tallest peak: Brasstown Bald  Marble resource has helped make GA famous

6 Blue Ridge Mountains (continued)  Apple trees provide a big industry  Receives most of the rain  Gold was discovered here  Whitewater rafting  Commercial forests

7 Coastal Plains  Divided into Upper and Lower Plains- Makes up 60% of the state  Once the bottom of the ocean floor  Upper plains has the best farmland in the state  Lower plains is too sandy for farming  Flat landscape/Navigable rivers

8 Coastal Plains (continued)  Crops(Inner)= Peanuts, onions, peaches and pine trees  Okefenokee Swamp  Important seaports  Marshes  Barrier Islands  Sparsely populated

9 GEOGRAPHY OF GEORGIA: PHYSICAL FEATURES

10 6 Physical Features: ① Fall Line ② Okefenokee Swamp ③ Appalachian Mountains ④ Chattahoochee River ⑤ Savannah River ⑥ Barrier Islands

11 Fall Line  Separates the Piedmont from the Coastal Plains  Waterfalls offered sources of water power and many grist mills (used to grind in wheat and corn) located on the fall line.  Cities on the fall line include:  Columbus  Augusta  Macon

12 Okefenokee Swamp  Covers 700 square miles  Largest freshwater swamp in North America  Now protected by the federal government  Hundreds of species live in the area, the most well known is the American alligator

13 The Appalachian Mountains  Southernmost point of the Appalachian Mountains are in Georgia.  Highest peak in Georgia is Brasstown Bald

14 The Chattahoochee River  Begins in Blue Ridge Region  Forms border between Alabama and Georgia  Difficult to navigate between the Piedmont and Coastal Plains region  Primarily used as water source for Georgians in the Piedmont  Also used for industry and recreation

15 The Savannah River  Border between Georgia and South Carolina  One of Georgia’s longest waterways  Source of water, food, and transportation  Today the river is used for:  Shipping  Drinking water  Cool nuclear power plants in South Carolina  Hydroelectric power

16 Barrier Islands (Sea Islands or Golden Isles)  Chain of sandy islands off the coast of Georgia  14 Barrier Islands including: Tybee, Jekyll, St. Simons, and Cumberland  Some islands are wildlife refugees, state, or national parks, and 3 ( Little Cumberland, Little St. Simons, and Little St. Catherine’s) are privately owned.  Today, they are mainly tourist and recreation destinations


Download ppt "GEOGRAPHY OF GEORGIA: GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS. Appalachian Plateau  Smallest region  Part of the Appalachian Mountains  Contains Georgia’s only coal deposit."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google