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Geography of Georgia

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Appalachian Mountains a mountain chain that stretches from Georgia to Maine
Appalachian Plateau Georgia’s smallest region located in the northwestern corner of the state.
Blue Ridge Mountains a name for a group of mountains located in the Appalachian chain that are characterized by a “blue” haze that surrounds their peaks.
Coastal Plain Georgia’s largest region which makes up 3/5 of the state.
Continent the world’s largest land masses.
Chattahoochee River important Georgia river that forms part of the western boundary of the state.
Climate a composite of prevailing weather conditions of a location.
Fall Line a geographic boundary that separates the Piedmont and Coastal Plain regions; named for decrease in elevation
Hemispheres lines of latitude and longitude that divide the earth into halves.
Humid Subtropical Georgia’s climate, which is characterized by hot summers and mild winters.
Okefenokee Swamp the largest swamp in North America; located in southeastern Georgia.
Piedmont Region Georgia’s most populated region known for its red clay; also known as “foot of the mountains”
Savannah River major river that is used for trade and makes up Georgia’s eastern border with South Carolina
Valley and Ridge Georgia region characterized by low open valleys and narrow ridges.
Deepwater Ports important water ways used for shipping cargo; Georgia’s two deepwater ports are in Savannah and Brunswick.
Relative Location position of a place with respect to other locations.
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