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Physiographic Regions of Georgia. 5 Physiographic Regions of Georgia: Plateau Ridge and Valley Blue Ridge Piedmont Coastal Each is described in terms of location, soil, history, farming/mining, and vegetation. Physiographic Regions of Georgia. Blue Ridge Mountains 1: northeast corner of GA - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Physiographic Regions of Georgia

  • 5 Physiographic Regions of Georgia:

    PlateauRidge and ValleyBlue RidgePiedmontCoastal

    Each is described in terms of location, soil, history, farming/mining, and vegetation

  • Physiographic Regions of Georgia

  • Blue Ridge Mountains

    1: northeast corner of GA2: location of the tallest point in GA, Brasstown Bald3: This area provides rain for the entire state when warm air from Gulf of Mexico is cooled by the mtns4: location of Tallulah Gorge 5: Mostly hardwood and pine trees6. Land is mostly used to grow apples and vegetable farming7. Its soil is easily eroded, made of sandy loam and clay

  • Blue Ridge Mountains

  • Sky Valley in winter, ready for skiers!

    Brasstown Bald, the highest point in the state.

  • Party Talk!!

    Did ya know

    the red, yellows, and oranges of fall leaves are actually in the leaves all year long? We just cant see them in the spring and summer through the green chlorophyll.

  • Tallulah Gorge

  • Physiographic Regions of Georgia

  • Ridge and Valley Region1: located between the Plateau and Blue Ridge regions2: has low, open valleys and narrow ridges that run parallel to the valleys3: fertile farmland, pastures, and apple orchards, soybean crops4: known for textile and carpet industries, and Dalton as the Carpet Capital of the World5. Its soil is limestone, clay, and sandstone6. Where this region ends and the Blue Ridge begins is the start of the Appalachian Trail at Springer Mtn.

  • Ridge and Valley Region

  • Physiographic Regions of Georgia

  • Plateau Region1: smallest of the regions2: far northwest corner of GA3: includes the two flat-topped mtns of Lookout Mtn and Sand Mtn, also includes Cloudland Canyon4: Known as the TAG corner (TN, AL, and GA)5: only known location of coal in the state6: hardwood and pine trees7. Its soil is limestone, shale, and sandstone8. Land is used for timber for furniture

  • Plateau Region

  • Lovers Leap??

    Many versions of the story exist, particularly in areas with this kind of landscape. The legend tells of two lovers who are forbidden to be together by their familiessometimes it is a financial decision, other times it is because the two lovers are from opposite backgrounds. In every legend, though, the two star-crossed lovers go to the edge of the plateau and jump to their deathschoosing to die together than live apart.

  • Physiographic Regions of Georgia

  • Piedmont Region

    1: piedmont means foot of the mountains2: gently sloping hills and valleys in the north, flatlands in the south3. Located in the middle of the state and takes up 1/3 of the state4: known for its red clay soil and granite 5: holds half of the states population6: produces wheat, soybeans, corn, poultry, and cattle7. Includes Stone Mountain and Lake Lanier8. Vegetation is mostly pines and hardwoods9. Land is used for agriculture and businesses10. 50% of states population lives here

  • Piedmont Region

  • Party TalkDid ya know

    John W. Beauchamp was the first person to claim ownership of Stone Mountain when he traded with Indians for possession. Later, he traded the mountain to Andrew Johnson and Aaron Cloud for a muzzle-loading gun and twenty dollars. Because half of Georgia and part of North Carolina rest on the mountain's base, it is widely believed that Stone Mountain may be formed like some icebergs--larger underneath the ground's surface than it is above ground

  • Physiographic Regions of Georgia

  • Coastal Plains Region1: largest region, covers three-fifths of the state, located in the southern part of the state2: divided into 2 areasinner coastal and outer coastal3: inner coastal:a) rich soil, some clayb) location of Providence Canyon and Flint Riverc) major agricultural areapeanuts, corn, and Vidalia Onionsd) mostly pine trees4: outer coastal:a) poorly drained, sandy soil: much is marshy and swampyb) deep harbors, Barrier islands, and Okefenokee Swampc) known for naval stores (material for ship building or roofing) and pulp production as well as seafood

  • Coastal Plains Region

  • Wetlands in South Georgia

    Marshlands near the coast of Georgia

    Sea Oats and Beaches of St Simons

    Savannah Port

  • Party Talk!!

    In the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, there are 39 kinds of fish, 37 types of amphibians, 64 sorts of reptiles, along with 235 varieties of birds and a collection of 50 different mammals.

  • Physiographic Regions of Georgia

  • Barrier Islands:

    Located off the coast of GA between the Intercoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean

    * protect the beaches by blocking winds, sand and water that could erode mainland* called Islands of Gold by Spanish explorers* most are wilderness sanctuaries*excellent source of seafood and popular vacation spot

  • Fall LineSeparates the Piedmont and Coastal regionsThe inner most boundary of the prehistoric oceanRuns from Columbus to Macon to AugustaElevation drops sharply between the two regions, causing water to flow more quicklyFast flowing water was a good power source, made the area excellent for industry during early settling of the state

  • GAs ClimateClimate: the average weather in a region over a period of about 20 years

    GA: mild climate with hot, humid summers and mild winters

    provides a long growing season which makes GA great for agriculture

    avg. temp in GA for the year is 65 degreesour weather is influenced by the Gulf of Mexico in the warmer months and Canada in the colder months

    Our most dangerous weather are tornadoes, but we occasionally suffer from the effects of hurricanes

    Because of GAs mild weather, it easily attracts businesses to move here as well as tourists

  • GAs Natural ResourcesNatural resources: found in our state naturally, not man-made

    Best known resource: marble, found in Gilmer, Hall, and Pickens countiesTate, GA has a school and hotel made of marble

    Granite: Found in Dekalb and Elbert counties, used for building and concrete

    Fullers earth: very profitable for GAused for kitty litter, in soaps, and in absorbents for oil or grease

    Kaolin: coating for paper, filler for paint, plastics and rubber, and cement. Mined in areas along the Fall line

    Other natural resources that GA has are the wildlife and plant life in the state.

    All of GAs natural resources provide money to the economy as businesses are developed to handle the resources and the resources are sold to other businesses

  • Can you tell meWhich region is the smallest?Which region we live in?Which region is largest?Which region is where the highest point in GA is located?Which region is known for apples?Which region is the only known source of coal in GA?Which region has areas of flat land surrounded by mountains?Which region has the barrier islands in it?

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