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Georgia Geography


What are the five geographic regions of GA from largest to smallest? Coastal Plain, Piedmont, Blue Ridge, Ridge & Valley, Appalachian Plateau
Georgia can be found in what hemispheres? Western and Northern
_________ uses exact points such as latitude and longitude coordinates to pinpoint a places' location. Absolute location
Three major rivers that form parts of Georgia's borders are: Chattahoochee, Savannah, St. Mary's
Georgia is located in this region of the country: Southeast (South, East)
This region holds 50% of Georgia's population: Piedmont
This is where an ancient ocean stopped. Cities such as Columbus, Macon, and Augusta grew up here because of waterfalls for power: Fall Line
If you explained that Georgia is east of Alabama, you would be using what type of location? Relative location
These help to protect the mainland from erosion from wind and rain: Barrier Islands
What nation is Georgia located in? USA
What continent is Georgia located on? North America
What is Georgia's highest point and in what region is it located? Brasstown Bald; Blue Ridge region
What mountain range runs from Georgia to Maine? Appalachian Mountains
What is Dalton, Georgia's nickname? Why? What region is it in? Carpet Capital of the World; huge carpet industry there; Ridge and Valley region
What does the term Piedmont mean? "Foot of the mountain"
What are three major cities found in the Piedmont region? Atlanta, Athens, Augusta
What five states border Georgia? Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida
Where is most of Georgia's agriculture found? Coastal Plain (Inner)
Which region is known for hydroelectric power and recreational lakes? Blue Ridge
Region that lacks fertile soil and has Lookout Mountain and Chicamauga: Appalachian Plateau
What region do you live in? Coastal Plain
Describe the soil type and climate of the Piedmont region. Lots of clay, limestone;, long, hot summers, mild warm winters
Describe the soil type and climate of the Coastal Plain. Very fertile soil except along the coast; hot summers, mild winters
Describe the soil type and climate of the Blue Ridge. Rocky soil; climate depends on elevation; yearly temperatures about 50 degrees; temperatures drop below freezing in winter; 60 inches of rain a year
Describe the soil type and climate of the Ridge an Valley region. Stony soil; year-round rain
Describe the soil type and climate of the Appalachian Plateau. Limestone ridges; average temperatures 50 degrees, some rain and snow throughout the year
Created by: deanfam



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