By: Maggie Propst and Brielle Geres
Come to the Coastal Plains
Beaches, Tourist Attractions, and More!
Why should you relocate your business to the Coastal Plains? Georgia's coastal plain is a low flat region of sandy, well drained, gently rolling hills and poorly drained flatlands. The Coastal Plains has beautiful land, with beaches, farmland, and tourism. Major cities in the Coastal Plains are Columbus, Suwannee, Savannah, Brunswick, and Valdosta.
The Coastal Plain of Georgia stretches from the fall line to the Atlantic Ocean, covering 35,650 square miles (60% of the state). The Coastal Plain was once a sea floor and is composed mainly of unconsolidated sediments with little hard rock at the surface. Coastal Plain sediments originated in the Piedmont and even in the mountains beyond and have been deposited over thousands of years. Near the fall line the Coastal Plain can be highly dissected but it becomes nearly completely flat closer to the coast. The current soils of the Coastal Plain tend to be sandy, a result of prehistoric oceans advancing and retreating across them. Prehistoric wave action dissolved and reduced soils to the sturdiest of substrates, quartzite or sand.The Coastal Plain typically has a moderate climate with hot humid summers and mild winters. There is an average of 51 inches of rain, which comes from both convective thunderstorms in spring and summer and occasional hurricanes in fall.
The physical features of the Coastal Plains are the Okefenokee Swamp, the Barrier Islands, the Savanna River, and the Chatahoochee River.
The Economic Activity's of the Coastal Plains are farming (which is a large industry there) , tradeing from the ports there in Savanna and Augusta.
What plants grow there? - Peanuts and cotton are grown for crops in the coastal plain of Georgia. Live Oak trees grow there too.