GA`s Geography Powerpoint

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Our state of GA is C.P.A.R.B.!
Lookout Mountain
Ellijay, GA
Dalton, GA
Helen, GA
Dahlonega, GA
Brasstown Bald
Tallulah Gorge
Amicalola Falls
Piedmont
•Gently sloping hills and valleys
•Well-drained soil w/ lots of pine trees and hardwoods
•Chattahoochee, Flint, Ocmulgee, Oconee Rivers provide
water to lakes for recreation and drinking water
•Kaolin – mined near Fall Line, most valuable mineral in GA
(paper, paint, kittly liter, soaps, etc.)
•Granite and clay products
•Moderate agriculture: wheat, soybeans, corn, poultry, and
cattle
•½ population of state lives here because this is where most
jobs are!
•Most jobs are business and industry-related; Forestry and
mining also present
•Major cities: Atlanta, Athens, Marietta, and Millegeville
•Attractions: Stone Mtn., Turner Field, GA aquarium
•Major universities found here: UGA, GA Tech, GSU, KSU
Appalachain Mtns. run through all 3
mountainous regions; Mountian range in
Blue Ridge called the Blue Ridge Mtns./
outside of B.R., mountains called
Appalachian Mtns.
•Flows 436
miles from the
Blue Ridge to
the Gulf of
Mexico.
•Southern
section forms
natural
boundary with
Alabama.
•Runs through
and provides
water for
Atlanta,
Columbus,
Helen, Buford,
etc..
•314 miles long
•Starts in SC and
flows southeast
into the Atlantic
Ocean
•Site of English
colony led by
James
Oglethorpe
•Major
trade/travel
route in early GA
history
•Fall Line marks the shoreline of
the prehistoric ocean.
•Drop in elevation from Piedmont
to Coastal Plain creates waterfalls.
•Difficult for first settlers to
cross but were later used for
water power for textile mills.
Okefenokee Swamp largest
freshwater swamp in N.
America
Barrier islands - protect mainland from storms and
erosion. Excellent tourism spots. Total of 12 islands.

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