Piedmont is the most populated Georgia Region. It is located in the middle of the state. It lies between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the upper Coastal Plains. Almost 1/2 of the population lives in the Piedmont. The approximated number of people in Piedmont is 4,770,000. Many of Georgia's most important cities are located in the region including Athens. Atlanta,Augusta,and Macon. Due to these urban centers, manufacturing is important in the region. Agriculture,primarily in the form of peaches and poultry, is also a significant enterprise in the region. Due to the large amount of granite found in the region, mining has been important. The town of Elberton is known as the "Granite Capital of the World". The Piedmont was once home of many cotton plantations; today cars and planes are built there. Most of Georgia's famous peaches come from this region.