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  1. Five Physiographic Regions of Georgia

  2. Appalachian Plateau 5 facts about the Appalachian Plateau Region • Is one of the smallest physiographic areas • A plateau region that has lime stones caves, deep canyon, and interesting rock formation. • Has a broad flat- topped,100 mile – long lookout Mountain on one side and a sand mountain on the other side. • It is also called the Cucumber land Plateau. • People refer to live in the far Northwestern side of the state, because that is where Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia meet.

  3. Ridge and Valley 5 Facts about the Ridge and Valley Region • Most of the soil is shale and sandstone/ • The region runs from Polk and Bartow county and northwest toward Chattanooga . • People refer to it as “Plum outa Tennessee and Nelly out of Georgia.” • Its Between blue ridge mountains and the Appalachian plateau. • Forest and pastures dominate the region, but there are flat and fertile farmlands with fields of grain.

  4. Blue Ridge 5 facts about the Blue Ridge Region The Blue Ridge Region is located in the northeastern parts of Georgia it is part of the Appalachian Highlands that stretch from New York to Alabama. These mountains are important to the rest of the state because they are the first barrier to warm, moist rising air from the Gulf of Mexico. Every year out door adventures begin the 2,144 mile hike, hoping to arrive at it’s end in Maine. It has the most precipitation in Georgia. Over the past 2 million years the appalachian mountians have erroded from there height.

  5. Piedmont 5 facts about the Piedmont Region • During the civil war the piedmont plateau region was known as the cotton belt • It begins in the in the mountain foothills of northern Georgia and goes to the central part of the state • The granite based land forms make up one third of Georgia's landforms • It has excellent soil that is mainly sandy land and clay which is good for agriculture • About one half of Georgia's population in in this region

  6. Coastal Plain 5 facts about the Coastal Plain Region The Coastal plain occupies three- fifths of the states The largest region in GA. The inner coastal plain has a mild climate and a good supply of underground water. The outer coastal plain doesn’t have drained soil to provide fertile farmlands but is the center of naval stores and pulp production in Ga. Barrier islands protect the beaches.

  7. The Fall Line is the region of GA between Piedmont and Coastal Plain. The area is a drop from higher elevation (Piedmont) to lower elevation (Coastal Plain). The change in elevation makes the Fall Line an ideal location for hydroelectricity. Water moves faster when on a slope from high elevation to low elevation. Due to the need for hydroelectricity many of GA’s first large cities were built along the Fall Line. Fall Line

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