What do you say, we take a ride through Georgia were you will learn the about the five regions of Georgia and some of the Physical Features, Land Forms, Climate, Resources, Economic Activities, and Work force of them. The five regions include the Appalachian Plateau, the Ridge and Valley, the Blue Ridge, the Piedmont, and the Coastal plain.
The Appalachian Plateau
The Appalachian Plateau is located on the northwest side of Georgia. It is the smallest region out of the other four. The region is filled with Limestone Caves, Deep Canyons, and Rock called the ” Tag Corner”. It also has sandy mountains that run as long as 100 miles long. The region is most scenic in Georgia, because it has an elevation of 2,000 ft. Here’s a picture of the Appalachian Mountains. These mountains stretch from Alabama, through Georgia, and up to New York.
Ridge And Valley
This region is also located in the northwest side of Georgia but is below the Appalachian Plateau. The region is 100 miles wide and has an area of 2,000 sq miles. It’s elevation ranges from 700 to 1,600 ft above sea level. It is known to have low open valleys parallel to narrow ridges, Limestone and Clay soils in the valley, and shale and sandstone on the ridges. The region is also very forested as shown in the picture below.
This region is located in the northeastern part of Georgia. It contains the highest and largest group of mountains. The Brasstown Bald is known to be the highest out of all the mountains. The mountains of this region provide much water to the state of Georgia. It is known to have sandy loam, clay soils, hardwood forests, vegetable farming, and apples.
The Piedmont Region
This region is located in the middle of Georgia. It the largest region and takes up 1/2 of Georgia’s population. The capital “Atlanta”, is also considered to be located in this region. It has mountain foot hills, flat lands, Hardwood Timber, Pine, Agriculture, Red Clay, and Granite Base. The climate is cold in the winter and hot in the summer. The region is also known for growing Wheat, Soybeans, Corn, Pottery, and cattle.
The Coastal Plain Region
This region makes up 3/5 of the states population, located in the southern part of Georga. The region is divided into two parts, The Inner Coastal plain and the Outer Coastal Plain.
The Inner Coastal Plain: Mild Climate, good underground water supply, and is the states major agriculture part of the region.
The Outer Coastal Plain: Rich soil for peanuts, Pecans, Corn, and Pulp production.
Ex: Low-lying freshwater wetlands