Georgia Regions

By: Linda Habersham

Appalachian Pleateau

"The trail stops and starts here"

The climate here is cool due to its higher elevation and northern latitude. It's only 360,000 people living here.You should visit Lookout Mountain. It was the scene of the "Last battle of Cherokees". The Appalachian main industry is coal and carpet. They naturally produce the elements zinc and iron. Their physical features are sand bluffs ,sedimentary rocks and black shale.

Coastal Plain

"Cycle by the sea"

Down in the south we make our money from the EFS (Emergency Food and Shelter) that is a federal grant to help with assistance for housing and rent etc. This region covers 60% of the state. It has the Okefenokee swamp and Barrier Islands. It's hot summers, cold winter and rain along the coast. It's low lying flat with estuaries, karst and wetlands. They naturally produce flood deposits that nourish the soil and coniferous trees to provide lumber.


The Appalachian is the smallest region in Georgia. It has cooler temperatures due to it's higher elevation and northern latitude. It physical features consist of coalfield sites, black shale, and sedimentary rocks.The population there is 360,000. There are many landforms to visit such as Lookout and Pigeon mountain. Along with Cloundland canyon. This region make their money from the carpet and coal industry, tourism and forestry. Their natural resources are zinc, iron and apples.

The Blue Ridge contains the highest peak in Georgia; Brasstown Bald. It's climate is very mild with lots of rain. The weather makes it good for agriculture. With a population of 1,290 it makes its money from tourism and marble production. It has mountains and narrow ridges along with hilly plateaus.

The Ridge and Valley has mild summers and cold winters. It landforms has ridges and valleys. This region make their money from agriculture and Dalton, GA which is the carpet capital. It has a population of 547,777. Many people come and visit the Chickamaunga Valley , Great Valley and the Armuchee Ridge. This region naturally produce corn, cotton, grain and soybeans.

The Piedmont region has hot summers and mild winters. The Fall line separates the Piedmont and Coastal Plain region. With rolling hills and ed clay they have kaolin, feldspar and granite as their resources. It has the largest population with 4,770,000. They make their money from pulp production, agriculture and mineral mining.

The Coastal Plain makes their money from a federal grant called the Emergency Food and Shelter.They help assist with housing, food and utility. They also have a vast amount of coalfield sites making an area for mining excellent. They karst which is found in the underlying rock in landscapes. Along with estuaries and wetlands that nourish wild and farm plants. They make their money from mining salt, sulfate, bentonite and kaolin clay. You can find the Okefenokee Swamp, marshes and the Coastal Barriers Islands.