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Georgia Geography


Georgia Geography

Basic Facts

  • Geographical Region: South
  • Size: 59441 sq.mi., 24th rank overall.
  • Admitted to Statehood: January 2, 1788
  • Population: 9,829,211;9th rank overall.
  • Capital: Atlanta
  • Other Major City: Augusta
  • Abbreviation: GA

Fun Facts

  • Nickname: Peach State
  • State Flag: Click Here (opens window to 50states.com)
  • State Bird: Brown Thrasher (opens window to 50states.com)
  • State Flower: Cherokee Rose (opens window to 50states.com)

Geographical Description

  • The northernmost part of the state consists of broad valleys, rivers, and forested mountain ridges that are part of the southern section of the Appalachian Mountains. Brasstown Bald Mountain is 4,784 feet above sea level and is located here.
  • The Piedmont section slopes gradually from the southern section of the Appalachian Mountains area down to the coastal plains which is characterized by rolling hills.
  • The Okefenokee Swamp occupies the southern part of the state and encompasses over 400,000 acres of canals

Map: Relief Map of GA

Industry

Textiles and apparel, transportation equipment, food processing, pulpwood, lumber, paper products, chemical products, electric equipment, tourism.

Agriculture

Poultry and eggs, pecans, peaches, peanuts, cattle, hogs, dairy products, vegetables, tobacco.

Other Information

Fun Facts:

  • East of the Mississippi River, Georgia is the largest state.
  • In 1912, Juliette Gordon, founded the Girl Scouts in Savannah.
  • The second oldest city in the nation is Saint Marys, Georgia.
  • Blackbeard Island was home to pirate Edward "Blackbeard" Teach
  • Georgia was named for King George II of England
  • The Chicken Capital of the World, Gainesville, Georgia, it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork.
  • Landing in Savannah, General James Edward Oglethorpe became the founder of Georgia.
  • The nation's number one producer of the three P's (peanuts, pecans, and peaches) is Georgia.
  • The Georgia theme park six flags, was named after the six flags that flew over Georgia. England, Spain, Liberty, Georgia, Confederate States of America, and the United States.

More Fun Facts: http://www.50states.com/facts/georgia.htm

 

 

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