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1 - Georgraphy

Geography & Transportation of Georgia

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What nation is Georgia in? United States of America
What continent is Georgia in? North America
What hemispheres is Georgia in? North & Western
What is Georgia's longitude and latitude? 30 - 35 N, 80 - 85 W
Describe the Appalachian Plateau region. Smallest region. Rocky and steep. Coal and iron deposits.
Describe the Ridge and Valley region. Steep ridges and long fertile valleys.
Describe the Blue Ridge Mountain region. Highest point in Georgia - Brasstown Bald. Gold mines. Receives the most rainfall.
Describe the Piedmont region. Most populated region. Contain the captital, Atlanta, and us. Soil contains red clay and granite.
Describe the Coastal Plain region. Largest region in size. Lots of agriculture.
Why are the Appalachian Mountains important? Contain valuable minerals and receives lots of rainfall.
Why is the Savannah River important? Drinking water, Irrigation, Recreation, and Power.
Why is the Chattahoochee River important? Drinking water, Irrigation, Recreation, and Power.
Why is the Fall Line important? Waterfalls used for power in early days.
Why are the barrier islands important? Tourism. Prevents erosion of the coast.
Why is the Okefenokee Swamp important? Breeding ground for many types of wildlife.
What is Georgia's climate like? Mild
How is a mild climate good for Georgia's agriculture? Longer growing season.
How is a mild climate good for Georgia's industry? Less lost work days due to inclement weather.
What are the 4 systems of transportation in Georgia? railroad, interstate highways, deep-water ports, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
How do the 4 transportation systems help Georgia import and export goods from and to the world? They give shippers options on how they can get their goods to as many people around the world as possible.
Describe the benefits of shipping using the railroad. Can ship very heavy loads great distances across land.
Describe the benefits of shipping using the interstate highways. Most common. Can ship loads across land quickly. Trucks can go more places than the other transportation systems.
Describe the benefits of shipping using deep-water ports. Most common international method of shipping. Can ship tons and tons of cargo all over the world.
Describe the benefits of shipping using Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Can ship good all over the world quickly.
How do the 4 transportation systems create jobs for Georgians. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport biggest job center in Georgia. Helps Georgia's tourism (easier to get places). Jobs - construction, police, engineers, mechanics, gas stations, restaurants, dock workers, etc. The list goes on and on.
Created by: Georgiahistory