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Country
» United States of America

State
» Georgia

Capital
» Atlanta

Official Language
» English

Demonym
»Georgian

Legislature
»General Assembly

Area
»59,425 sq mi (153,909 km2) 24th

Population
»10,097,343 (2014 est) 8th

Currency
» USD $ United States Dollar

Time Zone
»Eastern: UTC −5/−4

Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies.

Named after King George II of Great Britain, Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788.

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It declared its secession from the Union on January 19, 1861, and was one of the original seven Confederate states. It was the last state to be restored to the Union, on July 15, 1870.

Georgia is the 24th largest and the 8th most populous of the50 United States. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia’s counties ranked among the nation’s 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas.

Georgia is known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Atlanta is the state’s capital and its most populous city.

Georgia is bordered on the south by Florida, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina, on the west by Alabama, and on the north by Tennessee and North Carolina.

The northern part of the state is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains system.

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The Piedmont extends through the central part of the state from the foothills of the Blue Ridge to the Fall Line, where the rivers cascade down in elevation to the coastal plain of the southern part of the state.

The highest point in Georgia is Brasstown Bald at 4,784 feet (1,458 m) above sea level; the lowest point is the Atlantic Ocean.

Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River inland area, although it is the fourth largest (after Michigan, Florida, and Wisconsin) in total area, including expanses of water that are part of state territory.

Georgia’s 2010 total gross state product was $403 billion.

It’s per capita personal income for 2011 put it 39th in the nation at $35,979. If Georgia were a stand-alone country, it would be the 28th largest economy in the world.

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There are 15 Fortune 500 companies and 26 Fortune 1000 companies with headquarters in Georgia, including such names as Home Depot, UPS, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, Aflac, Southern Company, and SunTrust Banks. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest airport as measured by passenger traffic and aircraft traffic, is located in Georgia.

Georgia has over 1,700 internationally headquartered facilities representing 43 countries, employing more than 112,000 Georgians with an estimated capital investment of $23 billion.

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Atlanta has a large effect on the state of Georgia and the Southeastern United States. Atlanta has been the site of growth in real estate, service, and the communications industries.

Tourism makes an important contribution to the economy.

Top 5 Products exported by The United States

Cars (4.4%),

Refined Petroleum (4.2%),

Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft (3.2%),

Packaged Medicaments (3.1%),

Gas Turbines (2.4%)

Top 5 Export destinations of The United States

Canada (13%),

Mexico (11%),

China (9.3%),

Japan (5.5%),

Germany (4.9%)

Top 5 Products imported by The United States

Cars (8.3%),

Computers (5.4%),

Crude Petroleum (5.3%),

Packaged Medicaments (2.6%),

Broadcasting Equipment (2.5%)

Top 5 Import origins of The United States

China (22%),

Mexico (14%),

Canada (9.8%),

Japan (7.8%),

Germany (6.0%)

With five million residents and counting, the so-called ‘capital of the South’ continues to experience explosive growth thanks to southbound Yankees and international immigrants alike.

It’s also booming as a tourist destination thanks to two glitzy 21st-century attractions – the Georgia Aquarium and the new World of Coca-Cola – plus the arrival of Mei Lan, a giant panda cub at the Atlanta Zoo. Beyond the

It’s also booming as a tourist destination thanks to two glitzy 21st-century attractions – the Georgia Aquarium and the new World of Coca-Cola – plus the arrival of Mei Lan, a giant panda cub at the Atlanta Zoo. Beyond the

Beyond the attractions,  you’ll find a constellation of superlative restaurants, two luxury mega malls, ample Civil War lore, miles of hiking trails and a plethora of African-American history.

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In the Atlanta area, World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta and Stone Mountain are important tourist attractions. Stone Mountain is Georgia’s “most popular attraction”; receiving over four million tourists per year.

The Georgia Aquarium, in Atlanta, was the largest aquarium in the world in 2010 according to Guinness World Records.

Callaway Gardens, in western Georgia, is a family resort. The area is also popular with golfers.

The Savannah Historic District attracts over eleven million tourists each year.

Georgia Golden Isles

The Golden Isles are a string of barrier islands off the Atlantic coast of Georgia near Brunswick that include beaches, golf courses, and the Cumberland Island National Seashore.

Several sites honor the lives and careers of noted American leaders: the Little White House in Warm Springs, which served as the summer residence of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt while he was being treated for polio; President Jimmy Carter’s hometown of Plains and the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta; the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site in Atlanta, which is the final resting place of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King; and Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. King preached.

To See
  • CNN Center-Tour the headquarters of the cable news network
  • World of Coca Cola-Tour the Coca Cola Factory (new tour opens on May 24, 2007)
  • Georgia Aquarium The largest aquarium in the world with tens of thousands of animals in 8 million gallons of water.
  • Centennial Olympic Park-Site of 1996 Summer Olympic Games
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site-Childhood home of famous civil rights leader
  • Jimmy Carter Presidential Library-Library of 39th president
  • Georgia State Capitol-large legislative building with golden dome
  • Stone Mountain-Outside Atlanta, is a massive dome-shaped mountain with free saturday night laser shows and a cable car to the summit
  • Underground Atlanta-Historic shopping district under Downtown Atlanta
  • Turner Field-A home ground for the Georgia’s Major League
  • Baseball team, Atlanta Braves- Once used as the Olympic field in 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
  • Fox Theatre-Opened in 1929 first as a movie palace and now showing many artistic events.
  • Zoo Atlanta-Located next to the Underground Atlanta with giant panda being the most popular animal in the zoo.
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