coastal plain

By: Miranda Harbin

Physical Features

The coastal plain includes the barrier islands. In Georgia's early years, forts were built on the islands to protect Georgia's coast against weather hazards and enemy countries.

The barrier islands also include the Okefenokee Swamp. The Okefenokee swamp is the second largest fresh water swamp in the United States. Several lakes, prairies  and islands separate moss-covered forests.

This wild life refuge is home to more than 1,000 types of plants and animals.


Georgia's coastal plain includes just a few industries such as, tourism, farming, and a big onion contributor.

The Chattaoochee River runs through all of Georgia, the river is mainly in the far western area of thhe region. Of course the Chattaoochee River has, and still does provide drinking water to Georgia.

Economic Activity

This region makes up 3/5 of the states population, located in the southern part of Georga. The region is divided into two parts, The Inner Coastal plain and the Outer Coastal Plain.

The Inner Coastal Plain: Mild Climate, good underground water supply, and is the states major agriculture part of the region.

The Outer Coastal Plain: Rich soil for peanuts, Pecans, Corn, and Pulp production.


The Coastal Plains region of Georgia is known for its flatlands, marshes and swamps.

The Coastal Plains go east and south of the Fall Line. The Fall Line is the natural boundary that divides the Piedmont region from the Coastal Plains region.

Three of Georgia’s natural wonders, Radium Springs, Providence Canyon, and the Okefenokee Swamp are located in the Coastal Plains.

Radium Springs has bright blue water. The springs first opened in 1927 and has now closed. When it was open, it was a favorite spot to visit. The springs are underground water supplies that come up to the surface of the land and form a pool of water.

Providence Canyon is called Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon." It was formed from erosion 150 years ago. All of the canyons were formed by an ancient ocean. There are 16 canyons altogether.

The Okefenokee Swamp is a swamp on the Georgia and Florida border. The Okefenokee Swamp gets its name from Native American words that mean "Land of the Trembling Earth". There are hundreds of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians, many of which are endangered or threatened. Many of the plants found in the Okefenokee were used by the Georgia Native Americans for food and medicine.

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