Coastal Plains

Of Georgia


The Coastal Plains is the largest region taking up 3/5 of the state. The Coastal Plains which starts at the fall line, extend south of Georgia and Florida. Since it's located on the Atlantic, its important industries are tourism, shipping, and seafood. It also has seaports on the coast, which makes shipping products overseas much easier. The climate and rainfall in Georgia also makes the growing season longer, so you can extend your growing period. The Coastal Plains are broken up into two parts, inner and outer plains. In the inner plains is called the agriculture heartland of the state. They mostly farm peanut, cotton, vegetable, and onions. The outer plain is home to one the oldest city, Savannah which was founded in 1733.

Physical Feature

Okefenokee Swamp

There are two physical features in the Coastal Plains, Okefenokee Swamp and the Barrier Islands.

Okefenokee Swamp

The Okefenokee Swamp is the second largest freshwater swamp in the United States. It is located in southeastern Georgia. This national wildlife refuge is home to more than 1,000 types of plant and animals. island, lakes, and prairies separate moss covered forests.

Barrier Islands

Forts were built on the Barrier Islands to protect Georgia's coast, in Georgia's early years. Today, the Barrier islands are a popular tourist attraction. The islands also protect Georgia from bad weather and military forces.

Economic Activity

The Coastal Plain's main economic activities are tourism, pulpwood/paper, production, and farming. They mostly farm Vidalia onions , vegetables, peanuts, and cotton. The Coastal Plains is big on tourism because of the physical feature

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