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    People

    Population (1993): 6,917,140; rank: 11.

    Pop. density: 116.6 per sq. mi.

    Racial/ethnic distrib. (1990): 71.0% white; 27.0% black; 1.7% Hispanic.

    Net change (1990-93): 6.8%.

    Geography

    Total area: 59,441 sq. mi.; rank: 24. Land area: 57,919 sq. mi.

    Acres forested land: 24,137,000. Location: South Atlantic state.

    Climate: maritime tropical air masses dominate in summer; continental polar air masses in winter; east central area drier.

    Topography: most southerly of the Blue Ridge Mtns. cover NE and N central; central Piedmont extends to the fall line of rivers; coastal plain levels to the coast flatlands.

    Capital: Atlanta

    Economy

    Principal Industries: services, manufacturing, gvt., retail trade.

    Principal Manufactured Goods (1994): textiles, food, and kindred prods., pulp and paper products.

    Agriculture: Chief crops (1994): peanuts, cotton,corn, tobacco, hay, soybeans.

    Livestock (1994): 26.3 mln. poultry, excl.broilers; 1.54 mln. cattle; 1.03 hogs/pigs.

    Timber/lumber (1992): pine, hardwood; 2.76 bln. bd. ft.

    Nonfuel Minerals (1993): $1.7 bln.; mostly kaolin and other clays, crushed stone.

    Commercial fishing (1993): $21.2 mln.

    Chief ports: Savannah, Brunswick. International airports at: Atlanta.

    Value of Construction (1993): $9.4 bln.

    Employment distribution (1993): 23.7% services; 17.6% mfg.; 24.9% retail trade; 17.6% gvt.

    Per Capita Personal Income (1993): $19,278.

    Unemployment (1993): 5.8%.

    Tourism (1993): tourists spent $11.2 bln.

    Sales tax: 4%.

    Finance

    FDIC-insured commercial banks & trust companies (1993): 399.

    Deposits: $63.3 bln.

    FDIC-insured savings institutions (1993): 39.

    Assets: $6.6 bln.

    Federal Government

    No. federal civilian employees (Mar. 1993): 70,355.

    Avg. salary: $34,561.

    Notable federal facilities: Dobbins AFB; Fts. Benning, Gordon, McPherson; Fed. Law Enforcement Training Ctr., Glynco, Warner Robins AFB; Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta.

    Energy

    Electricity production (1993, kWh, by source):

    Coal: 63.3 bln.; Petroleum: 237 mln.; Gas: 218 mln.; Hydroelectric: 4.8 bln.; Nuclear: 27.2 bln.

    Education

    Student-teacher ratio (1992): 18.0.

    Avg. salary, public school teachers (1993-94): $30,456.

    State Data

    Nickname: Peanut State

    Motto: Wisdom, justice and moderation.

    Flower: Cherokee rose.

    Bird: Brown thrasher.

    Tree: Live oak.

    Song: Georgia On My Mind.

    Fourth of the 13 original states to ratify the Constitution, Jan. 2, 1788.

    History

    Gen. James Oglethorpe established the first settlements, 1733, for poor and religiously-persecuted Englishmen. Oglethorpe defeated a Spanish army from Florida at Bloody Marsh, 1742. In the Revolution, Georgians seized the Savannah armory, 1775, and sent the munitions to the Continental Army; they fought seesaw campaigns with Cornwallis's British troops, twice liberating Augusta and forcing final evacuation by the British from Savannah, 1782.

    Tourist Attractions

    Atlanta area: State Capitol, Stone Mt. Park, Six Flags over Georgia, Kennesaw Mt. Natl. Battlefield Park, Martin Luther King Center, Underground Atlanta, Jimmy Carter Lib. & Museum, Whitewater Park.

    NW: Chickamauga Battlefield Park, Chattahoochee Natl. Forest.

    NE: alpine village of Helen; Dahlonega, site of America's first gold rush; Brasstown Bald Mt., Lake Lanier.

    SW: Roosevelt's Little White House, Callaway Gardens, Andersonville Natl. Historic Site.

    SE: Okefenokee Swamp.

    Coastal: Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island, Cumberland Island Natl. Seashore, historic riverfront district in Savannah, Ft. Pulaski.

    Famous Georgians

    Griffin Bell, James Bowie, James Brown, Erskine Caldwell, Jimmy Carter, Ray Charles, Lucius D. Clay, Ty Cobb, John C. Fremont, Joel Chandler Harris, Martin Luther King Jr., Gladys Knight, Sidney Lanier, Juliette Gordon Low, Margaret Mitchell, Flannery O'Connor, Otis Redding, Jackie Robinson, Alice Walker, Joseph Wheeler.

    Chamber of Commerce

    235 International Blvd.

    Atlanta, GA 30303

    (404) 880-9000.

    Toll-free travel information.

    1-800-VISIT GA.

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    Georgia

    State in the SE U.S.; bordered by Florida (S), Alabama (W), Tennessee and North Carolina (N), and South Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean (E).

    Georgia, U.S. (Facts and Figures)

    Area, 58,876 sq mi (152,489 sq km).

    Pop. (1990) 6,478,216, an 18.6% increase over 1980 pop.

    Capital, Atlanta.

    Statehood, Jan. 2, 1788 (fourth of original 13 states to ratify the Constitution).

    Highest pt., Brasstown Bald, 4,784 ft (1,459 m);

    lowest pt., sea level.

    Nickname, Empire State of the South.

    Motto, Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation.

    State bird, brown thrasher.

    State flower, Cherokee rose.

    State tree, live oak.

    Abbr., Ga.; GA.

    Georgia, U.S. (Land and People)

    The mountains of the north, part of the APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS system, give way to the transitional Piedmont Plateau and its fertile, gently rolling hills. The southern half of the state is covered by the low-lying coastal plain; just offshore are the popular resorts of the Georgia SEA ISLANDS. Along the border with Florida is the OKEFENOKEE SWAMP, a huge wilderness area with unique flora and fauna. The climate is temperate but variable throughout the state. About 63% of the population lives in urban areas;

    ATLANTA

    The largest city, is the major commercial and financial center of the southeast. Other major cities are COLUMBUS, SAVANNAH, and MACON. In 1990, 71% of the population was white and the rest predominately African American (27%).

    Georgia, U.S. (Economy)

    Service industries and manufacturing are of prime economic importance. Major manufactures include cotton textiles, apparel, carpets, transportation equipment, processed foods, and paper. The heavily wooded state is a leading producer of lumber, pulpwood, and resins and turpentine. Georgia also provides 60% of the world's kaolin and is known for its fine marble. Principal crops are peanuts (Georgia is the largest U.S. producer), tobacco, corn, and cotton.

    Georgia, U.S. (Government)

    The constitution (adopted 1945) provides for a governor serving a four-year term. The general assembly consists of a 56-seat senate and a 180-seat house, both of whose members serve two-year terms. Georgia sends 11 representatives and 2 senators to the U.S. Congress and has 13 electoral votes.

    Georgia, U.S. (History)

    The region was inhabited by the CREEK and CHEROKEE when it was visited (c.1540) by Hernando DE SOTO. Subsequently, both England and Spain claimed control of the area, and British settlers led by James E. OGLETHORPE arrived in 1733. The British captured much of Georgia during the AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Following the war, cotton cultivation, based on the plantation system and slavery, began to dominate the economy. In 1861 Georgia seceded from the Union and joined the CONFEDERACY. The state suffered considerable damage during the CIVIL WAR, with the burning of Atlanta (1864) and Gen. W.T. SHERMAN's destructive march to the sea. By the 1880s the textile industry was transforming the state's economy from agriculture to manufacturing. In the early 1960s Georgia was the first state of the deep South to proceed with integration without a major curtailment of its public-school system. In 1976 Jimmy CARTER became the first native Georgian to be elected U.S. president. From the 1970s to early 90s, Georgia's cities, especially Atlanta, experienced significant growth, further heightening the disparity between the urban centers and rural areas of the state. Central and western portions of Georgia experienced unusually severe flooding in 1994.

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    Atlanta (àt-làn´te)

    Capital and largest city (1990 pop. 394,017; met. area 2,833,511) of Georgia, seat of Fulton co.; settled 1837, inc. as a city 1847.

    Located in one of America's fastest-growing urban areas, it is the largest commercial, industrial, and financial center in the SE U.S. and the largest city in Georgia, as well as a transportation hub and a convention center. Many facilities of the federal government are located in the area, which also produces textiles, chemicals, automobiles, aircraft, clothing, and a wide variety of other goods. The city is also a center of international trade and commerce.

    Atlanta was captured and burned (1864) by Gen. William T. SHERMAN; rebuilt, it prospered and became the state capital in 1868. Among its educational institutions are Emory Univ., the Georgia Inst. of Technology, and Atlanta Univ. Points of interest include the Atlanta Memorial Arts Center, Grant Park, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and the grave of Martin Luther KING, Jr. Atlanta was the site of the 1996 summer Olympic games.

    Largest City

    With a population of 486,411 (2006) in the city limits and more than 5.1 million people living in the metro area, Atlanta is Georgia’s largest city.

    Atlanta (IPA: /ætˈlæntə/ or /ətˈlæntə/) is the capital and the most populous city of the state of Georgia, and the core city of the ninth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. It is the county seat of Fulton County, although portions of the city extend into DeKalb County. As of July 2006, the city of Atlanta had a population of 486,411[4] and a metropolitan population of 5,138,223.[5] Residents of the city are known as Atlantans.

    Atlanta has in recent years undergone a transition from a city of regional commerce to a city of international influence.[6] Between 2000 and 2006, the Atlanta metropolitan area grew 20.5%, the highest percentage amongst the top-ten metro areas.[7] Atlanta is often considered a poster child for cities worldwide experiencing rapid growth and urban sprawl.[8][9]

    During the Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta stood apart from southern cities that supported segregation, touting itself as "The City Too Busy to Hate." The city's progressive civil rights record and existing population of blacks, made it increasingly popular as a relocation destination for black Americans. Blacks soon became the dominant social and political force in the city, though today some measure of demographic diversification has taken place.[10] Along with St. Louis and Los Angeles, Atlanta is one of three cities in the United States to have hosted the Summer Olympic Games.

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    1 decade ago

    Atlanta Chamber of Commerce website has a wealth of info.

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    1 decade ago

    Go to your search engine and type in Atlanta, the best way to learn and retain the facts is to find out for yourself.

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