Did you know that the Piedmont region is known for its red clay soil, its lucrative chicken industry, and its Little White House, the beloved second home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt? Although dairy and beef cattle are also raised in the Piedmont, poultry is the regions main livestock industry.
What makes the Piedmont region unique?
The surface relief of the Piedmont is characterized by relatively low, rolling hills with heights above sea level between 200 feet (50 m) and 800 feet to 1,000 feet (250 m to 300 m). Its geology is complex, with numerous rock formations of different materials and ages intermingled with one another.
Is Stone Mountain in the Piedmont region?
The Piedmont province extends 1,600 km (1,000 mi) from Alabama to southern New York, and consists of highly complex metamorphic and igneous rocks that have been thoroughly weathered to produce a surface of minimum relief. Stone Mountain is a 380 m (750 ft) dome of slightly metamorphosed intrusive igneous rock.
What are the major products of the Piedmont region?
The major products of the Piedmont region include tobacco products (cigarettes and pipe tobacco) and information technology (computers). 4. The main industry of the Blue Ridge Mountain region is the recreation industry. The beautiful mountains of this region offer miles of trails and numerous campgrounds.
How Piedmont are formed?
Piedmont, in geology, landform created at the foot of a mountain (Italian: ai piede della montagne) or mountains by debris deposited by shifting streams. Such an alluvial region in a humid climate is known as a piedmont for the Piedmont district of Italy; in arid climates such a feature is called a bajada (q.v.).