ⓘ Geography of Georgia (U.S. state)

                                     

ⓘ Geography of Georgia (U.S. state)

The geography of Georgia describes a state in the Southeastern United States in North America. The Golden Isles of Georgia lie off the coast of the state. The main geographical features include mountains such as the Ridge-and-valley Appalachians in the northwest, the Blue Ridge Mountains in the northeast, the Piedmont plateau in the central portion of the state and Coastal Plain in the south. The highest area in Georgia is Brasstown Bald which is 1.458 m above sea level, while the lowest is at sea level, at the Atlantic Ocean. Georgia is located at approximately 33° N 83.5° W. The state has a total area of 154.077 km 2 and the geographic center is located in Twiggs County.

Georgia is primarily a humid subtropical climate with hot and humid summers, except in the highest places. Georgias subtropical climate depends on latitude and how close the site is located on the Atlantic ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. State-the weather is mostly temperate, but Georgia has occasional extreme weather conditions. The highest temperature is 112 °f 44.4 °C, and the lowest--17 °f -27.2 °C. Georgia is vulnerable to hurricanes, though the coast rarely experiences a direct hurricane strike.

Georgia 500 cities in 159 countries with 13 electoral districts. 149 out of 159 in the state are governed by a Committee of three to eleven commissioners, while the remaining 10 are under the control of one Commissioner. Most of the 536 cities headed by a mayor-Council system. In Georgia, nearly eight million hectares of 32.000 km2 of Prime farmland, while more than 60% of the Land consists of pine forests. Georgia 70.150 miles 112.900 km of streams and rivers, 425.000 acres 1.720 km2 of lakes, and approximately 4.500.000 acres 18.000 km2 of freshwater wetlands. Manganese, iron, copper, and other minerals are natural resources of the state.