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What key geographical features are highlighted on a map of the state of Georgia?

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Key geographical features typically highlighted on maps of the state of Georgia include lakes and rivers, such as Lake Sidney Lanier in the north and the Altamaha River in the southeast. The Okefenokee Swamp on the southern border with Florida is also highlighted. Some maps, such as one provided at the Department of Natural Resources website, are more specifically geared to highlighting state parks, recreational areas and historic sites.

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Some of the geographical features highlighted on this map include Black Rock Mountain, Cloudland Canyon, Sweetwater Creek and Providence Canyon.

The United States Geological Survey website provides an interactive map of Georgia's geological features. Color-coded for clarity, this map can be toggled to display topological relief, contacts, rivers and lakes, roads, counties and cities. Aquatic geographical features displayed include ocean, canals, lakes, dry lakes, intermittent lakes, reservoirs, intermittent reservoirs, streams and swamps or marshland.

Some maps also display other geographical data, including population and elevation. For example, the map at the Nations Online website highlights the population range of towns and cities by varying the size of their markers. After Atlanta, the state capital, Athens and Augusta have among the highest populations of between 100,000 and 499,999 people. Towns like Dublin, Swainsboro and Eatonton each have 24,999 or less people living in them.

The highest elevation in the state of Georgia is recorded as 4,784 feet above sea level, while the lowest is the sea level itself, in the case of the Atlantic Ocean.

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