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1 What is Geography? the word geography comes from two Greek indigenous – “geo” for earth and “graphia” for write about. Therefore that way the indigenous geography method to write around the earth.
2 A look in ~ Georgia’s location Relative ar refers to the place of one place in relationship to another. A good way come express relative location is by making use of cardinal and intermediate directions. Absolute location refers come the precise spot ~ above the earth’s surface ar where a place is found. To assist find absolute location, geographers use an imaginary grid with collaborates
3 Absolute ar 34°14’12”N 84°29’27”W Relative location south that Pickens, west that Forsyth and Dawson, north of Cobb and also Fulton, and also east that Bartow. What space the Absolute and Relative places of Cherokee County?
4 ABSOLUTE place Latitude – is the parallel lines that determine the place from 0° come 90° north and also south the the equator Longitude – the lines that identify location native 0° come 180° east and west that the prime Meridian. As soon as the deal with is composed out the is well-known as works with
10 Georgia’s natural Resources Water resources – Reservoirs – an synthetic lake constructed to store and control water because that such functions as publicly water supply, hydroelectric production, overwhelming control, and also recreation. – ground Water – water the lies secret – Aquifers – water-saturated great of the earth listed below the surface ar – Artesian Aquifer – a deep aquifer in which water is trapped and also held under an excellent pressure by denser layers of earth above and listed below the aquifer – surface ar Water – aboveground water stored in rivers, streams, and also lakes
12 Rocks and also Minerals What space the three largest mineral resources found in Georgia What colour are provided to identify them? What an ar of Georgia room they discovered in?
13 more info on mineral Georgia is the world’s top producer the Kaolin. Prior to the American transformation Kaolin was shipped come England’s Wedgewood manufacturing facility to create pottery today it is supplied to do to do the glossy print on books and also magazines. Georgia ranking number one in marble production – the world’s largest open pit quarry is in ~ Tate in Pickens county Marble can be supplied in plenty of ways – that is crushed come be provided for agricultural lime, together a filler for toothpaste and gum, cemetery headstones and monuments among the most famed monuments is the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
14 Kaolin Mine in Sandersville, GA Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Picture of Georgia’s mineral
15 Physiographic regions Physiographic districts – is a region defined top top the basis of similarity in physical geography, such together land formations, elevation, rocks, minerals, and also soils.
16 coastal Plain coastal Plain – Georgia’s biggest physiographic district covering every one of Georgia southern of the fall Line (60%). Upper seaside Plain Lower seaside Plain Sediment – worked out deposits the earth and also rock brought about by water erosion loss Line – the line (zone) the marks the farthest inland coast of the ancient ocean.
17 characteristics of coastal Plain Covers all of Georgia southern of the autumn Line (60%) fall Line is inner boundary, and the Atlantic s is the southeastern boundary. River take trip is possible to autumn Line Flat, low relief; no steep hills or rocks; some wetlands; clay, sand, and limestone soil. Pine tree Barrens and the Okefenokee Swamp uncovered here Peanuts, peaches and pecans – farming products of the coastal Plain major towns and also cities – Albany, Savannah, Macon, Columbus, Augusta, ft Valley, Valdosta
18 The Piedmont Piedmont - Georgia’s physiographic province that lies in between the autumn Line come the south and also the three hill provinces of north Georgia. This hilly an ar stretches from main Alabama come southern brand-new York. Radical – large areas of heavy rock discovered just below the earth surface.
19 attributes of the Piedmont located between coastal Plain and also mountains in the phibìc (30%) roll hills and also valleys; about 500 feet above sea level locations of hard rock; red clay soil; plenty of streams and rivers overcome the region Cotton, soybeans, wheat, beef and dairy, cattle, poultry, and also pine tree – farming products major towns and cities - Atlanta, Marietta, Roswell, Athens, Canton, Alpharetta
20 Blue Ridge Blue Ridge – physiographic province stretching from north Georgia to southern Pennsylvania that contains the greatest mountains in the Appalachian Highlands.
21 features of the Blue Ridge located in northeast Georgia mountainous High quantities of rainfall; numerous rivers begin here; high erosion rates; short growing season less than 1 percent element farmland. Brasstown Bald and also beginning the the Appalachian Trail room here. Apples, corn, vegetables, hardwood timber such as oak and hickory. Significant towns and cities - Brasstown, Dahlonega, Blue Ridge
22 Ridge and also Valley Ridge and Valley – the physiographic district located in northwest Georgia, provided for long, frequently parallel ridges, be separated by valleys. This province extends from central Alabama northward into Canada.
23 attributes of Ridge and Valley located in northwest Georgia between the Blue Ridge Mountain and also the Appalachian Plateau regions long parallel ridges of sandstone overlooking valleys; key from 700 come 1,600 feet over sea level Corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, hardwoods and also pine – agricultural products. Major towns and also cities - Dalton, Rome, Ringgold, Chatsworth.
24 Plateau Appalachian Plateau – physiographic province of high plateaus be separate by valleys, extending from northern Alabama to central New York. Around 300 square mile of northwest Georgia lied in the Plateau region.
25 attributes of the Plateau Smallest region in the far northwest corner of Georgia level or tenderness sloping land with high relief over valleys. Sand Mountain and Lookout mountain are here.
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Small amounts that corn and soybeans grown here; hardwoods and also pasture soil – agricultural products. Major Cities and Towns – La Fayette, Trenton, ft Oglethorpe
27 Mnemonic because that remembering the 5 regions Alligators Appalachian Plateau rarely Ridge and Valley Bite Blue Ridge people Piedmont Camping coastal Plains