Georgia United States
Georgia is the last of the original colonies established in the year 1732. The state of Georgia is situated in the southeastern portion of United States. The state derives its name from King George II of Great Britain. Georgia is 9th in terms of population among 50 other states of US. Georgia’s capital is Atlanta and the counties of the state are fast growing. Georgia is also referred to as the Empire State of the South and Peach State.
The state of Georgia is bordered by Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina in the east, by Florida in the south, by North Carolina and Tennessee in the north and Alabama in the west. The Blue Ridge Mountains lie in the northern part of the state and belong to the Appalachian Mountain chain. Brasstown Bald is the highest town in Georgia which is 1,458 meters from the sea level. Each region in Georgia has its own distinguished characteristic. The northwestern part particularly has limestone, shale, sandstone and other sedimentary rocks which have aided in construction work.
Georgia is very rich in its flora and fauna. It is home to a large variety of tree species and above 50 species of protected plants. Tourists will notice more than 160 species of birds in Georgia. Various kinds of amphibians can be found in the state of Georgia and some of the popular fish species found here include red drum, flounder, bass and bream. Georgia experiences a humid subtropical climate. Summers are humid and hot while winters are mild. The highest temperature recorded in Georgia was in Louisville which measured 44.4 degrees Celsius while the lowest temperature of -27.2 degrees Celsius was recorded at Floyd County in January.
Stone Mountains and Zoo Atlanta are the major attractions in Atlanta area. There is also the Georgia Aquarium which is the largest in the world with 10 million gallon of water and a wide variety of marine species. Brasstown Bald is one of the must see attractions in Georgia. The highest point in Georgia will leave you gasping for more once you climb up and view the breathtaking scenery. The Chattahoochee National Forest is another beautiful tourist site. The Vogel State Park is a brilliant campsite for hikers. You can see American Indian petro glyphs at Track Rock Archaeological Area covering an area of 52 acres. However, the origin of these petroglyphs is yet to be known.
Go on a tubing trip on the Nottely River or try your hand at a couple of rounds at Butterneck Creek Golf Course. You can also visit the museum situated at the Union County Courthouse where you can see the leftovers of antique medical equipment and tools and American Indian pottery. Finding accommodation in Georgia is extremely easy because there are several expensive and budget accommodation facilities in the state. The holiday homes and self catering cottages are located far from the madding crowds where you can relax and enjoy your stay.