Coastal plains

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The Coastal Plains region is the largest region in Georgia ; it is located in the southern part of Georgia .The Coastal Plains are  known for farming ,fishing ,and tourism .

Physical features

The physical features of the Coastal Plain includes the fall line, Okefenokee Swamp, the barrier islands, Savannah River, and the Chattahoochee River.

The area where the prehistoric ocean’s shoreline lay - a region about twenty miles across - is called the Fall Line. It separates Georgia’s Coastal Plain from its Piedmont region. Piedmont land is higher in elevation than that of the Coastal Plain, causing rivers that begin in the Piedmont to to gather speed - or “fall” - as they pass through the Fall Line into the Coastal Plain(Georgia-INFO The Georgia almanac). The Okefenokee Swamp is the second largest freshwater swamp in the United States. It is home to more than 1,000 types of animals and plants. Forts were built on the barrier islands to protect the coast. Now, they are popular tourist attractions. The Savannah River and its ocean port are used to transport goods in and out of Georgia. The Chattahoochee River has carried cotton, delivered power to textile mills, helped make hydroelectric power, and it provided drinking water for Georgia for generations. It is one of Georgia's prized physical features.

Savannah Georgia

Savannah , Georgia  is the oldest city in Georgia which was founded in 1733. It has a lot of tourism because it is near South Carolina and shipping industries for business and seafood .


The Coastal Plains takes up three-fifths of Georgia. It is divided into an outer and inner section. It starts at the fall line and ends at the Georgia border. Its farmland is very good, and  millions of years ago it was covered by water. The inner Coastal Plain is where farming takes place in the state. Peaches, peanuts , and the famous Vidalia onions are the important crops in this region. The outer part of the Coastal Plains is where Savannah is. Savannah is Georgia's oldest city; it was founded in 1733.The Coastal Plains has very fertile soil, and a  lot of water to help grow its crops for Georgia. This is a great place for farming.

What the Coastal Plain of Georgia looks like.


Even today, this part of the state is  suited for agriculture. The land is used primarily for pasture and growing pine trees for timber, pulp, turpentine, and other products(Georgia- INFO The Georgia almanac). The Savannah River is used for Georgia's transportation. On the Atlantic Ocean, tourism for the river, shipping, and seafood are all important businesses in the region. Farming and shipping are the main economic activities.

Coastal fisheries and forest resources support a number of industries engaged in processing, manufacturing, and marketing seafoods and wood products. In general, tourism and recreation, shipping at the ports of Savannah and Augusta, papermaking, commercial fishing, and forestry have been the most important economic activities of Georgia's modern coast. Over the decades the pulp and paper industry expanded at the expense of the fishing industry, which has suffered greatly from pollution caused by the paper mills(

This is from chopping down the trees for paper and more products.

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3 years ago

You covered it all. Very good.