The 5 Regions of Georgia

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The 5 Regions of Georgia!: 

The 5 Regions of Georgia! By: Jake and Scott Schaffer Periods 2 and 7 Mrs. Stephens

Coastal Plains: 

Coastal Plains Vegetation – soil is not fertile. It consist of sand and clay. Areas are poorly drained and swampy. Only pine trees and brush can survive in this region. Climate - hot summers/ mild winters Agriculture – turpentine. The land is used for pasture.

Coastal Plains 2: 

Coastal Plains 2 Industry – pecans, paper, pulp, peaches Natural resources – groundwater, timber Major towns and cities – Albany, Savannah, Macon, Columbus, Augusta, Fort Valley, Valdosta

Coastal Plains 3: 

Coastal Plains 3 Tourist attractions – Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Reed Bingham State Park, and the Colquitt County Arts Center. Rivers – Satilla, Canoochee, Ohoopee, Brier, Altamaha, Ocmulgee Lakes – Lake Blackshear, Lake Walter George, Lake Seminole

Piedmont: 

Piedmont Vegetation- oak, hickory, pine forests and mixed deciduous forests. Short–leaf pine, and loblolly pine. Sweet gum, beach, red maple, elms, and birches. Climate- hot summers/ mild winters Agriculture- cotton, soybeans, and wheat.

Piedmont 2: 

Piedmont 2 Industry- granite, textiles, farming, poultry. Natural Resources- surface water- reservoirs, streams, rivers, etc. Major Towns and Cities- Atlanta, Marietta, Roswell, Athens, East Point.

Piedmont 3: 

Piedmont 3 Tourist Attractions- Six Flags, White Water, Stone Mountain, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta. Rivers- Chattahooche, Yellow River, Ogeechee River, Apalachee River, Flint River. Lakes- Lake Oconee, Lake Jackson, Lake Sulieffe, Lake Sinclair.

Blue Ridge: 

Blue Ridge Vegetation – oak and hickory Climate – mild summers/ cold winters. There are great amounts of rainfall. Agriculture – apples, corn, and other vegetables. The growing season varies from 210 days and 180 days depending on where you are in the region.

Blue Ridge 2: 

Blue Ridge 2 Industry – marble, gold coins Natural resources – surface water, hardwood timber, marble Major towns and cities – Clayton, Brass town Bald, Dahlonega, Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge 3: 

Blue Ridge 3 Tourist attractions – Brass Town Bald, Springer Mountain (it is the beginning of the App. Trail), panning for gold Rivers – Nottely River, Tugaloo River, Hestatee River Lakes – Lake Nottely, Lake Blue Ridge, Lake Lanier, Lake Chatuge

Ridge and Valley: 

Ridge and Valley Vegetation- the sandstone ridges are forest-covered. Plant species very from area to area, based on local soil type, elevation, moisture, and disturbances. Climate- mild summers/mild winters Agriculture- Valley floors are used for farming and pasture. Has an average growing season of 210 to 220 days. Corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, and other crops, are grown in this area. Much of the land is used for harvesting hardwood and pine timber.

Ridge and Valley 2: 

Ridge and Valley 2 Industry- textiles, carpets (Dalton is the carpet capital of the world). Natural Resources- surface water, different sedimentary deposits. Tourist Attractions- Chickamaugu Valley, Amuchee Ridges, and the Great Valley.

Ridge and Valley 3: 

Ridge and Valley 3 Rivers- Conasaugu River, Coosawottee River, Oostanaula River. Lakes- Lake Allatoona, Carters Lake Major Towns and Cities- Dalton, Rome, Ringgold, Chatsworth.

Appalachian Plateau: 

Appalachian Plateau Vegetation – Oak forests cover most of the province. Forests on north side include basswood, sugar maple, tulip poplar, beech, birch, and hemlock. The under story may include rhododendrons, native azaleas, and mountain laurel. Climate – mild summers/mild winters Agriculture – Land is primarily used for hardwood forest and pasture, although a small amount of corn and soybeans is grown here.

Appalachian Plateau 2: 

Appalachian Plateau 2 Industry – coal industries Natural resources – surface water, timber, coal Major Cities and Towns – La Fayette, Trenton, Fort Oglethorpe

Appalachian Plateau 3: 

Appalachian Plateau 3 Tourist attractions – Cumberland Plateau : Sand Mountain and Lookout Mountain. East of Lookout Mountain is the thumb-like Pigeon Mountain. Rivers – Chattooga River Lakes - none

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