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Title: A Journey Through Georgia

A Journey Through Georgias Five Regions
Coastal Plains Region
  • Georgias largest region
  • Located in South Georgia

Coastal Plains RegionLandforms
  • The Coastal Plain Region has flat land with no
    steep hills where farms and orchards can be
  • This region also includes swamps, such as, the
    Okefenokee Swamp.
  • Along Georgias coast, the land consists of sand,
    sand dunes, and clay.

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Coastal Plains RegionClimate
  • The climate of the Coastal Plain Region is mild,
    with hot summers and cool winters.
  • Mild winters with no snow
  • Along the coast, breezes blow from the Atlantic
  • Hurricanes sometimes hit the state. A hurricane
    is a strong windstorm that forms over the ocean.
    They can cause heavy damage when they reach land.

Coastal RegionPlants, Crops and Other Natural
  • Plains Area
  • Consists of rich sandy soil that is good for
    growing peanuts, sweet potatoes, tobacco,
    watermelons, pecans, peaches, corn, sweet Vidalia
    onions, sugar cane and cotton.

Coastal Plains RegionPlants, Crops and Other
Natural Resources
  • Coastal Area
  • -Fresh Seafood (shrimp, fish, oysters, crabs)
  • -Ports
  • -Sand and seashells
  • -Live Oak Tree, Georgias State Tree, with long,
    stringy moss that hangs down from the branches.
    (Savannah, Georgia is a prime location to view
    these magnificent trees.)

Coastal RegionWildlife
  • Plains Area
  • Deer, raccoons, coyotes, armadillos and more
  • Swamp/Marsh Area
  • Alligators, herons, and many kinds of snakes

Coastal Region Wildlife
  • Coastal Area
  • -Seagulls, crabs, clams, shrimp, lobster,
    dolphins, sharks, sea turtles and more.
  • -Wild horses run freely on the seashores of
    Cumberland Island.

Coastal Plains RegionLocal Attractions
  • Okefenokee Swamp
  • The Okefenokee Swamp is in southeastern Georgia.
  • One of the countrys largest swamps.
  • You can find wildlife such as alligators, snakes,
    and herons.

The Piedmont Region
  • Piedmont means foot of the mountain.
  • The Piedmont Region is located in the middle
    section of Georgia. It is north of the Coastal
    Plains Region.
  • The Piedmont Region is the second largest region,
    and it is the states most heavily populated
    region. Many major cities are located in the
    Piedmont Region. The capital of Georgia, Atlanta,
    is located in this region.

Piedmont RegionLandforms
  • The regions consists mainly of rolling hills,
    with many valleys.
  • In some areas, the hills are tall and look almost
    like mountains.
  • Many streams and rivers flow through the Piedmont

Piedmont RegionClimate
  • The climate during winter is not as cold as the
    climate in the northern regions of Georgia.
  • Snow is rare in winter.
  • Summers are hot and humid with many

Piedmont RegionPlants, Crops, and Other Natural
  • Hardwood
  • Pine Trees
  • Marble
  • Streams and Rivers
  • Granite

Piedmont RegionWildlife
  • Deer
  • Raccoons
  • Coyotes
  • Foxes
  • Squirrels
  • Groundhogs
  • Other Wildlife Exists

Valley and Ridge Region
Valley and Ridge RegionLandforms
  • The Valley and Ridge Region has long parallel
    ridges overlooking wide, rolling valleys.
    Standing and looking from a valleys point of
    view, the ridges appear to be mountains.
  • Many valley floors are used for farming and for
    pasture land.

Valley and Ridge RegionClimate
  • The Valley and Ridge Region receives a cooler
    climate in the winter months and a warm climate
    during the summer months.
  • Light snow and ice may occur sporadically during
    the winter months.

Valley and Ridge RegionPlants, Crops, and Other
Natural Resources
  • A variety of crops can successfully grow in the
    Valley and Ridge Region. The crops include corn,
    soybeans, wheat, and cotton.
  • The soil is rich and well suited for farmland.
  • Much of the land is used for pasture and
    harvesting hardwood and pine timber.

Valley and Ridge RegionWildlife
  • Foxes
  • Deer
  • Raccoons
  • Squirrels
  • Groundhogs
  • Coyotes
  • Bobcats
  • Rabbits

Appalachian Plateau Region
  • The smallest region located in the northwestern
    tip of Georgia

Appalachian Plateau RegionLandforms
  • A plateau is an area of flat or gently sloping
    land that rises high over valleys and low-lying

Appalachian Plateau RegionClimate
  • Colder climate in the winter months
  • Warm, nice summers

Appalachian Plateau RegionPlants, Crops and
Other Natural Resources
  • Sedimentary rock
  • Sandstone
  • Limestone
  • Hardwood forest
  • Pasture land
  • Coal
  • Forests
  • Rhododendrons
  • Native azaleas
  • Mountain Laurel

Appalachian Plateau RegionWildlife
  • Foxes
  • Deer
  • Raccoons
  • Squirrels
  • Groundhogs
  • Coyotes
  • Bobcats
  • Rabbits
  • Mountain Lions

Blue Ridge Mountains Region
  • The Blue Ridge Region is in the northeastern
    portion of Georgia.
  • Highest elevations in Georgia

Blue Ridge Mountains RegionLandforms
  • The Blue Ridge Mountains consists of mountains,
    ridges, and basins.
  • The Blue Ridge Mountain Region is a part of the
    Appalachian Mountains that stretches northward to
    southern Pennsylvania.
  • Many large rivers begin in the Blue Ridge
    Mountains. (Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers)

Blue Ridge Mountains RegionClimate
  • Cool winters with greater chances of snow fall
  • Mild summers

Blue Ridge Mountains RegionPlants, Crops and
Other Natural Resources
  • There is not as much farmland in the Blue Ridge
    Mountains Region because of the mountains and
  • Hardwood timber
  • Mountain Laurel
  • Azaleas
  • Apples
  • Gold and Gems
  • Streams and rivers

Blue Ridge Mountains RegionWildlife
  • Black Bears
  • Deer
  • Foxes
  • Coyotes
  • Mountain Lions
  • Bobcats
  • Raccoons
  • Wild turkey
  • Trout
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