The Coastal Plains
by: Kiley Cox and Courtney Dimperio
The Coastal Plains starts at the fall line, which is where 2 regions produce waterfalls, and ends at Florida. The Coastal Plains touch the Atlantic Ocean. It is the biggest region in Georgia, and since it takes up three-fifths of the state, it is divided into two areas: Inner and Outer Coastal Plain. The Inner Coastal Plain is the agricultural land, and Outer Coastal Plain contains Georgia's oldest city, Savannah. The climate is mild with hot summers and cold winters. The precipitation is high especially on the coast.
Physical features include the Barrier Islands, Savannah River, the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp. The Barrier Islands protect Georgia's coast and are a huge tourist attraction. The Savannah River helps transport goods in and out of Georgia's interior. The Fall Line is where goods are transferred from ships to trains. It also divides Georgia's sources of water. The Okefenokee Swamp is the second largest freshwater swamp in America. It is home to more than 1,000 types of animals and plants.
The Inner and Outer Coastal Plains both contribute to the region's economy. The Inner Coastal Plain farms important crops like peaches, peanuts, and Vidalia onions which are shipped all around the world. The Outer Coastal Plain has most of the tourism since it has the Barrier Islands and Savannah. Savannah is a beautiful historic city, but that's not all it's known for. It's also known for shipping and seafood. If you go to River Street in Savannah, you will always see enormous ships with products in them. Also on River Street, you will find restaurants with fresh amazing seafood.
The Barrier Islands are also known to be a huge tourist attraction. It is very family oriented, and barely any pollution on the beaches. I had some luck when I went to Tybee Island over the summer and got to see some dolphins!