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BC: Contact Information | Brooke Balenger 2525 Information St. Rhine, Ga. 31077 Office: (229)396-2580

FC: Georgia: Come See It All Y'all

1: Georgia's Regions | The Piedmont region holds Georgia's state capital, Atlanta.Also, Piedmont contains 1/3 of Georgia's population. The Coastal Plain is on the coast line, and located above it is the Piedmont region. Also included in the Coastal Plain region are the 13 barrier islands, and it consumes 3/5 of the states land area. Blue Ridge is know for its mountains and caves and is located in the North East part of Georgia. It also holds Brasstown Bald, and its the highest elevation in Georgia. The Ridge & Valley region is located beside Appalachian Plateau and Blue Ridge and is above the Piedmont. The Ridge & Valley region is known for their apples that come from Ellijay. The Appalachian Plateau region is located in the west corner of the state of Georgia, giving it its nickname of TAG Corner. It is the smallest region and contains Cloudland Canyon.

3: Georgia Symbols The Georgia State flag is based on the first national flag of the Confederacy, the "Stars & Bars". In 1937, the live oak was adopted as the official tree of the state of Georgia. They are mostly found along the coastal plains and on the islands where the first settlers made their homes. In 1985 Georgia adopted the right whale as the state marine mammal. It is the only whale that is native to Georgia waters. In 1916 the Cherokee rose was named the state flower. The name "Cherokee Rose" is a local distinction from the Cherokee Indians who widely distributed the plant. The largemouth bass was designated the official state fish in 1970. Fishing for the largemouth bass is a great pass time in the many lakes and streams in the state of Georgia.

4: Georgia Oddities | Since Georgia is known as the peach state, come down to Byron, Ga. and check out the big peach orb on a pole advertising the Peach Antique Mall. | Coca-Cola was invented in Atlanta, Ga. where you will find the World Of Coke, a museum that displays coke products over the years. | If you like kangaroos but don't want to go all the way down under, then just come to Dawsonville, Ga. where there is a Kangaroo Conservation Center, that is the largest kangaroo collection outside of Australia.

5: If your taste buds are watering for some southern comfort food, come by Warwick Ga. for the national grit festival celebrated annually in April. | Ashburn Georgia is home to the world's largest peanut monument . We take our peanuts very seriously around here.

6: Economy | All over the great state of Georgia any sports lover can be entertained. Every April Augusta National plays host to the Masters Golf Tournament. If football is your game help cheer on the Atlanta Falcons or stay fort new tears and attend the Peach Bowl. Nascar events at Atlanta Motor Speedway bring in an estimated $1450 million. So rev up your engines there is something for every interest. Tourism in Georgia earns our state 12 billion dollars a year. The Georgia Aquarium, Stone Mountain Park, Six Flags, mountain cabins, or beach villas, are a few of the many tourism opportunities this state has to offer. | Agriculture in Georgia equals big business for this southern state. Peanuts, Vidalia Onions, Peaches, Pecans, Cotton and Pine trees are a few major "green" producers for farm towns all around the state. Many large corporations house their head quarters in Georgia. Coca-Cola, Chick-fil-a, CNN, Ford & Gm, AT&T,and Napa Auto Parts are some of the successful company's that call Georgia home. Atlanta invites numerous conventions to town each year putting money into the capitals city pocket.

7: Climate | Georgia's climate is humid and moist. Companies are drawn to Georgia. Since it has a mild climate they have lower operating costs. The state usually receives 40-50 in. of rain each year. Georgia's wettest month is July, and its driest month is October. Also our winters are mild and give way quickly to spring, so we have longer growing seasons.

8: The Fox Theater is just like Georgia's own little Broadway. It opened in 1929 and every year since Atlanta Landmarks took over management in 1975, an estimated 750,000 people visit the Fox every year. | Turner Field was originally built as Centennial Olympic Stadium, in 1996 to serve as the centerpiece of the 1996 Summer Olympics. After the games, the stadium was converted into a baseball park to serve as the new home of the Braves. | Georgia's Entertainment

9: The Georgia Aquarium, located in Atlanta, Georgia at Pemberton Place, is the world's largest aquarium. | The Georgia Music Hall of Fame, located in downtown Macon, Georgia, preserves and interprets the state's rich musical heritage through programs of collection, exhibition and performance. | Six Flags over Georgia opened in 1967, it is the second park in the Six Flags chain, after the original opening in 1961 in Texas.

10: Georgia's 7 Natural Wonders | The Okefenokee Swamp is located in Folkston, Ga. There is lots to explore here on the 600 sq. miles of adventure. | Stone Mountain is located in Dekalb Co. It is the largest piece of granite above ground in the United States. | Warm Springs is located in Menwether Co. FDR, and many others went here for rehabilitation for polio. | Providence Canyon is located in Lumpkin County. These cold waters are constantly 68 degrees.

11: Talullah Gorge is a canyon formation 3 miles long and 1,200 feet deep. It is located between Habersham & Rabun Co. | Radium Springs is located near Albany Ga. These cold waters are constantly 68 degrees. | Amicalola Falls near Dawsonville is the highest waterfall in Georgia, with a drop of 729 feet

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