Covering an area of 153,909 sq. km, the State of Georgia is located in the southeastern region of the United States.
As observed on the map, the northern part of Georgia is covered by the southern edges of the Appalachian Mountains. The heavily forested Blue Ridge Mountains, which are famed for their bluish color when seen from a distance; forms the eastern front of the Appalachians, from Georgia to Pennsylvania. The state’s highest point is Brasstown Bald – which rises to an elevation of 4,784 ft (1458m) and is a part of the Blue Ridge Mountain range. The Appalachian Mountains that are about 1,500 miles in length, extend through Georgia up through the New England state and into the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Quebec.
Moving south and below the mountains, the land lowers into the rolling red-clay hills of the Piedmont Plateau and then continues to slope gradually south into the fertile lowlands of the coastal plain along the Atlantic Ocean coastline. Situated just to the east of Atlanta is the Stone Mountain – which is not at all a mountain, but rather it is the world’s largest single block of granite. The Stone Mountain has an elevation of 1,683ft (513m).
Georgia is drained by numerous rivers. The major rivers are Alapaha, Chattachoochee, Flint, Oconee, Ocmulgee, and Savannah. The Chattachoochee River is the longest in Georgia. The state also contains many manmade lakes and reservoirs.
Georgia’s deeply indented Atlantic Ocean coastline is fronted by numerous sea islands. Scattered swampy areas are found in the southern part, with the largest one being the Okefenokee Swamp, which is located along the border with Florida. The state’s lowest point is the Atlantic Ocean (0m).
The State of Georgia is divided into 159 counties. In alphabetical order, these counties are: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb, Bleckley, Brantley, Brooks, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Butts, Calhoun, Camden, Candler, Carroll, Catoosa, Charlton, Chatham, Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Clinch, Cobb, Coffee, Colquitt, Columbia, Cook, Coweta, Crawford, Crisp, Dade, Dawson, Decatur, DeKalb, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Douglas, Early, Echols, Effingham, Elbert, Emanuel, Evans, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Glascock, Glynn, Gordon, Grady, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hancock, Haralson, Harris, Hart, Heard, Henry, Houston, Irwin, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Lanier, Laurens, Lee, Liberty, Lincoln, Long, Lowndes, Lumpkin, Macon, Madison, Marion, McDuffie, McIntosh, Meriwether, Miller, Mitchell, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Murray, Muscogee, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Peach, Pickens, Pierce, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Quitman, Rabun, Randolph, Richmond, Rockdale, Schley, Screven, Seminole, Spalding, Stephens, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Tattnall, Taylor, Telfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Towns, Treutlen, Troup, Turner, Twiggs, Union, Upson, Walker, Walton, Ware, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wheeler, White, Whitfield, Wilcox, Wilkes, Wilkinson, and Worth.
With an area of 153,909 sq. km, the State of Georgia is the 24th largest and the 8th most populous state in the USA. Located in Fulton County (also partly in DeKalb County), at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, in the northwestern part of the state is Atlanta – the capital, the largest, and the most populous city of Georgia. Atlanta is the commercial, financial, technology, and education center of Georgia. It also serves as the major trade and transportation center of the southeastern United States.
The State of Georgia is located in the south-eastern region of the United States. Georgia is bordered by the states of Tennessee and North Carolina in the north; by Alabama and Florida in the southwest; and by South Carolina in the east. It is also bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the southeast.
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This page was last updated on February 25, 2021