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Regions and Landform

Unit 1 terms about Georgia regions and landforms

Blue Ridge Located in NE Georgia, contains the highest mountains in the Appalachian Highlands; beginning of the Appalachian Trail
Appalachian Plateau Located in NW Georgia; features flat or gently sloping land sitting above surrounding valleys
Ridge and Valley Located between the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Plateau Regions ; features long, parallel ridges separated by wide, fertile valleys
Piedgmont Located in central Georgia; characterized by gently rolling hills and red clay; features major rivers flowing toward the Coastal Plain
Coastal Plain Located in southern Georgia; contains both fertile soil for farming and less fertile soil that is sandy.
Barrier Islands A chain of sandy islands off the coast of Georgia that protects the mainland from wind and water erosion.
Savanna River Begins in the Blue Ridge Mountains; flows into the Atlantic Ocean; forms the border between Georgia and South Carolina
Chattahoochee River Begins in the Blue Ridge Mountains; flows into the Gulf of Mexico; forms the border between Georgia and Alabama
Appalachian Mountains Located in north Georgia; lie in the path of moist, warm air currents from the Gulf of Mexico that produce high rainfall patterns in the spring and summer and frequent snowfalls inthe winter
Fall Line Natural boundary that separates the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont; contains rapids or waterfalls
Okefenokee Swamp Covers over 700 miles and is the largest freshwater swamp in North America
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