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The Atlantic coastal plain covers parts of several states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama,[citation needed] and Florida

The Atlantic coastal plain is a relatively flat landform extending 2,200 miles (3,500 km) from the New York Bight[1][2] southward to a Georgia/Florida section of the Eastern Continental Divide, which demarcates the plain from the ACF River Basin in the Gulf Coastal Plain to the west. The coastal plain is bordered on the west by the Piedmont plateau and to the east by the Western Atlantic coastline.

The area has an average elevation of less than 200 meters above sea level and extends some 50 to 100 kilometres inland from the ocean.[citation needed] The coastal plain is generally wet, including many rivers, marsh, and swampland.[citation needed] It is composed primarily of sedimentary rock and is primarily used for agriculture.




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