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Coastal Plain Region The Coastal Plain is any flat low-lying geographical region that is near the sea In the United States the coastal areas are the Atlantic and Gulf coasts another name for them is Atlantic Coastal and Gulf Coastal plains The coastal plain strecthes from Maine to Florida and on the east the Atlantic Ocean and on the west the Piedmont Plateau The coastal plain is an extension of the submerged continenental shelf Coastal plain region makes up the largest part of the state It is roughly three-fifths of the state There are two regions within the coastal plain they are the Inner Coastal Plain and the Outer Coastal Plain The Outer Coastal area is generally flat with two of the most distinguishing features of this area are the many marshes and swamps These swampy areas are a result of poor drainage from inland rivers mainly from the Savanah and Ogeechee rivers The most famous swamp in the south-east is the Okefenokee Swamp which is located south of Waycross The Okefenokee Swamp is home to many species of plants and animals some found only here It is 681 square miles in area and is a natural wild-life refuge Some of the plants in the swamp include cypress forests waterlillies brush vines and Spanish moss Animal life includes alligators wildcats opossums deer raccoons and more than fifty species of fish Many migratory birds also make their winter home in the swamp Along the coast of the Outer Coastal Plain is where you will find deep harbors which have provided Georgia with a diverse population as well as industries On this coast is the city of Savannah Savannah was the largest city in Georgia until the build up in the 1900s Because of its unique position Savannah was instrumental in the growth and economy of Georgia The Sea Islands which are off the coast of Savannah make up a part
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