Georgia’s five major land regions are the Appalachian Plateau, Valley and Ridge, Blue Ridge, Piedmont, and Coastal Plains.The state has five major land regions: the Inside Passage, Southcentral, Interior, Arctic, and Southwest.
Agriculture continues to be Georgia’s top industry for revenue, generating $73.3 billion in the Peach State. There are approximately 42,257 farms in the state, covering 9.6 million acres of Georgia. The average size farm comprises 228 acres. Agriculture makes a significant contribution to all 159 counties.
Georgia’s most valuable commodities are broilers, cotton, and eggs. The state also grows substantial quantities of peaches and leads the nation in the production of peanuts and pecans. Most of the cropland is found in the Coastal Plains region of the state.
Georgia wildlife is abundant on both land and water. Popular wildlife includes white-tailed deer, black bears, coyotes, raccoons, foxes, weasels, and turkey.
The combination of both freshwater and saltwater creates a diverse ecosystem for many fish species, including Trout, largemouth bass, catfish, and bluegill. The primary saltwater fish include seatrout, redfish, tarpon, and several shark species.
Georgia invests in multiple conservation efforts to protect land, water, and wildlife and promote sustainable resources.
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Major Rivers and Lakes
Georgia’s three longest rivers include the Chattahoochee River, Flint River, and Savannah River. Their main tributaries include the Apalachicola River, Tugaloo River, and Chattooga River.
Clarks Hill Lake is the largest lake in Georgia. The surface area of this lake is approximately 71,000 acres (111.2 square miles). Other large lakes include Lake Hartwell, the Walter F. George Reservoir, and Lake Lanier.
State and National Parks
Georgia has 50 state parks and 11 national parks.
- Andersonville National Historic Site
- Appalachian National Scenic Trail
- Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
- Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
- Cumberland Island National Seashore
- Fort Frederica National Monument
- Fort Pulaski National Monument
- Jimmy Carter National Historic Park
- Kennesaw Mountain National Historic Park
- Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Park
- Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park
- Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail (across multiple states)
|Neighboring States||Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Alabama|
|Regions||Appalachian Plateau, Valley and Ridge, Blue Ridge, Piedmont, and Coastal Plains|
|State Flower||Cherokee Rose|
|State Bird||Brown Thrasher|
|Big Game||Deer, bear, alligator, and turkey|
|Small Game||Dove, rabbit, and waterfowl|
|Freshwater Fish||Trout, largemouth bass, catfish, and bluegill|
|Saltwater Fish||Sea trout, redfish, and tarpon|
|Total Acreage||37.29 million|
|Total Public Land Acreage||9.7%|
|Average Annual Rainfall||46.75 inches|
|Farmland by Acreage||9.6 million|
|Woodlands by Acreage||24.4 million|
|Primary Crops||Peanuts, broilers, and cotton|
|Main Rivers||Chattahoochee River, Flint River, and Savannah River|
|Largest Lake||Clarks Hill Lake|
|Other Lakes||Lake Hartwell, Walter F. George Reservoir, and Lake Lanier|
|Other Tributaries||Apalachicola River, Tugaloo River, and Chattooga River|
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