GA`s Geography Powerpoint

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Our state of GA is C.P.A.R.B.!

Lookout Mountain

Dalton, GA Ellijay, 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.