Georgia, US

Georgia: State in the southeastern United States


Georgia is a state located in the Southeastern United States. The capital and most populous city is Atlanta. Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies and was admitted as the 4th state on January 2, 1788. Here are some key facts about Georgia:

Geography and Climate

Georgia has a total area of 59,425 square miles, making it the largest state east of the Mississippi River. The state has a varied topography consisting of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the north, the Piedmont Plateau in the central region, and the Coastal Plain in the south.

Georgia has a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and mild winters. The average high temperature in July is around 90°F while the average high in January is in the 50s.


Georgia has a diverse economy. Major industries include agriculture (peanuts, pecans, peaches, etc.), technology, tourism, and the film industry. Some of the largest companies headquartered in Georgia include The Coca-Cola Company, Home Depot, UPS, and Delta Air Lines.

The busiest airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, one of the world's busiest airports. The Port of Savannah is a major global port, providing access to international trade.

Culture and Attractions

Georgia is known for its rich musical heritage, being the home of country and southern rock. The city of Savannah is known for its cobblestone streets, parks, and historic architecture. Other popular destinations include the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, which is the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere.

Georgia also has a thriving arts scene. The High Museum of Art and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra are located in Atlanta.


The top universities in the state include Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, and the University of Georgia. Atlanta also has many historically black colleges and universities such as Morehouse College and Spelman College.


Popular sports teams include the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, MLB's Atlanta Braves, NBA's Atlanta Hawks, and MLS's Atlanta United FC. College football is hugely popular, with the University of Georgia Bulldogs being one of the top programs in the country.


Georgia has voted Republican in recent presidential elections. The state government is under Republican control, with Brian Kemp serving as governor. However, Georgia surprised many by voting Democratic in the 2020 presidential election.


In summary, Georgia is an economically and culturally diverse state known for its bustling capital of Atlanta. Tourism, agriculture, and technological innovation drive the economy. Prominent companies, airports, seaports and universities underscore Georgia's regional importance and influence.

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Location of Georgia

Quick Facts about Georgia

Population : 10,710,017
Country : United States of America
Different from : Georgia
Head of government : Governor of Georgia
Area : 153909 km2
Water as percent of area : 3.22%
Land as percent of area : 96.78%
Easternmost point : Point(-80.84075 32.011777777)
Northernmost point : Point(-83.1087 35.0007)
Legislative body : Georgia General Assembly
Named for : George II of Great Britain
Official language : English
Altitude : 591 feet / 180 meters
Capital : Atlanta
Establishment : January 01, 1788 (236 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York, Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 03:25:33 (13th April 2024)
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Georgia is located at 32°45'2"N 83°30'1"W (32.7504200, -83.5001800). It has 5 neighbors: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama.

Georgia map

The largest city of Georgia is Atlanta with a population of 512,550. Other cities include, Augusta population 197,166, Columbus population 196,442, Macon population 152,663 and Savannah population 143,632. See all Georgia cities & populated places.

Largest Cities in Georgia (more)

Cities, Towns, Villages, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Georgia.

City Name Title County Population
Atlanta The most populous city in Georgia and the center of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Fulton 512,550
Augusta The third most populous city in Georgia. Richmond 197,166
Columbus The second most populous city in Georgia. Muscogee 196,442
Macon The second most populous city in Georgia. Bibb 152,663
Savannah The second most populous city in Georgia. Chatham 143,632
Athens Consolidated city-county and county seat of Clarke County, Georgia, United States Clarke 116,714
Sandy Springs A city in Fulton County, Georgia. Fulton 109,928
Roswell A city in Fulton County, Georgia. Fulton 95,434
Johns Creek The most populous city in Fulton County, Georgia. Fulton 85,192
Warner Robins The third most populous city in Houston County, Georgia. Houston 78,601
Albany The capital of Georgia. Dougherty 70,839
Alpharetta The most populous city in Fulton County, Georgia. Fulton 67,897
Marietta The most populous city in Cobb County, Georgia. Cobb 60,786
Valdosta The most populous city in Lowndes County, Georgia. Lowndes 56,668
Smyrna The most populous city in Cobb County, Georgia. Morgan 56,443
Brookhaven A city in Fulton County, Georgia. DeKalb 56,112

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Georgia has 5 neighbours.

  • Florida state in the southeastern United States
  • North Carolina state of the United States of America
  • South Carolina state of the United States of America
  • Tennessee state of the United States of America
  • Alabama One of the 50 states that make up the United States of America is Alabama. Its capital is Montgomery, and Birmingham is its most populous city. It is located in the country's South Region, Southeast Central Division. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, with the Chattahoochee River forming the southern half of this boundary, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. On 14 December 1819, as state number 22, he was admitted to the Union.

  • Washington County
  • Echols County
  • Wilcox County
  • Appling County
  • Harris County
  • Thomas County
  • Barrow County
  • Clarke County
  • Telfair County
  • Heard County
  • Grady County
  • Upson County
  • DeKalb County
  • Hancock County
  • Decatur County
  • Hall County
  • Burke County
  • Schley County
  • Terrell County
  • Clayton County
  • Walton County
  • Hart County
  • Candler County
  • Twiggs County
  • Bacon County
  • Polk County
  • Fayette County
  • Lumpkin County
  • Gordon County
  • Gwinnett County
  • Cherokee County
  • Oconee County
  • Wheeler County
  • Bibb County
  • Berrien County
  • Stewart County
  • Atkinson County
  • Colquitt County
  • Calhoun County
  • Habersham County
  • Tattnall County
  • Jeff Davis County
  • Bleckley County
  • Oglethorpe County
  • Mitchell County
  • Dooly County
  • Bryan County
  • Miller County
  • Houston County
  • Ware County
  • Carroll County
  • Toombs County
  • Columbia County
  • Pierce County
  • Lee County
  • Taylor County
  • Liberty County
  • Lanier County
  • Montgomery County
  • Murray County
  • Tift County
  • Randolph County
  • Wilkinson County
  • Chatham County
  • Turner County
  • Johnson County
  • Coffee County
  • Monroe County
  • Rabun County
  • Richmond County
  • Brooks County
  • Madison County
  • Franklin County
  • Chattahoochee County
  • Fulton County
  • Emanuel County
  • Dawson County
  • Crisp County
  • Pike County
  • Clinch County
  • Warren County
  • Crawford County
  • Meriwether County
  • McIntosh County
  • Baker County
  • Morgan County
  • Quitman County
  • Pickens County
  • Haralson County
  • Jefferson County
  • Evans County
  • Paulding County
  • Brantley County
  • Greene County
  • Cook County
  • Treutlen County
  • Wayne County
  • Banks County
  • Rockdale County
  • White County
  • Dade County
  • Jackson County
  • Sumter County
  • Dodge County
  • Butts County
  • Worth County
  • Lowndes County
  • Lincoln County
  • Spalding County
  • Glascock County
  • Clay County
  • Fannin County
  • Elbert County
  • Jones County
  • Webster County
  • Pulaski County
  • Taliaferro County
  • Bulloch County
  • Coweta County
  • Camden County
  • Towns County
  • Putnam County
  • Talbot County
  • Ben Hill County
  • Troup County
  • Peach County
  • Stephens County
  • Gilmer County
  • Catoosa County
  • Cobb County
  • Dougherty County
  • Chattooga County
  • Laurens County
  • Long County
  • Seminole County
  • Forsyth County
  • Glynn County
  • Newton County
  • Early County
  • Floyd County
  • Effingham County
  • Baldwin County
  • Lamar County
  • Macon County
  • Douglas County
  • Screven County
  • Whitfield County
  • Walker County
  • Charlton County
  • Muscogee County
  • Wilkes County
  • Marion County
  • Jasper County
  • Bartow County
  • Jenkins County
  • Henry County
  • Irwin County
  • Union County
  • McDuffie County


Year Population % Change Method
1910 2,609,121 - census
1920 2,895,832 9.9% census
1930 2,908,506 0.44% census
1940 3,123,723 6.89% census
1950 3,444,578 9.31% census
1960 3,943,116 12.64% census
1970 4,589,575 14.09% census
1980 5,463,105 15.99% census
1990 6,478,216 15.67% census
2000 8,186,453 20.87% census
2010 9,687,653 15.5% census
2011 9,802,431 1.17% estimation process
2012 9,901,430 1% estimation process
2013 9,972,479 0.71% estimation process
2014 10,067,278 0.94% estimation process
2015 10,178,447 1.09% estimation process
2016 10,301,890 1.2% estimation process
2017 10,410,330 1.04% estimation process
2018 10,511,131 0.96% estimation process
2019 10,617,423 1% estimation process
2020 10,710,017 0.86% estimation process

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People born in Georgia (198)

People born in Georgia, including architect John Wellborn Root, musician Kenneth C. Burns, Piedmont and ragtime blues singer and guitarist Blind Willie McTell, .


  • Augustus Moore Herring (aircraft experimenter) he was born in 03/08/1867
  • Gloria Brame (American sexologist) she was born in 20/08/1955
  • Buddy Moss (American East Coast blues guitarist) he was born in 16/01/1914
  • Osceola (Billy Powell, leader of the Seminole in Florida (1804-1838)) he was born in 01/01/1804
  • Gid Tanner (American musician) he was born in 06/06/1885
  • Herman Talmadge (American politician (1913-2002)) he was born in 09/08/1913
  • Jimmy Bryant (American musician) he was born in 05/03/1925
  • Marion Motley (Player of American football (1920-1999)) he was born in 05/06/1920
  • Charles Fernley Fawcett (American actor and filmmaker (1915-2008)) he was born in 02/12/1915
  • Ossie Davis (American actor, director, poet, playwright, writer, and social activist (1917-2005)) he was born in 18/12/1917
  • Melvin E. Thompson (American politician (1903-1980)) he was born in 01/05/1903
  • Vicki Frederick (American actress) she was born in 01/01/1954
  • Ray Stevens (American country and pop singer-songwriter musician) he was born in 24/01/1939
  • Dennis Joseph O'Neil (Korean-American actor, model) he was born in 29/08/1981
  • Jimmy Bivins (American boxer) he was born in 06/12/1919
  • Hugh Edward Blair (American linguist) he was born in 23/05/1909
  • Jacques Futrelle (American journalist and mystery writer) he was born in 09/04/1875
  • Barbecue Bob (American blues musician) he was born in 11/09/1902

Georgia Counties (more)

Fulton County
Fulton County

Fulton County, county in Georgia, United States

Gwinnett County
Gwinnett County

Gwinnett County, county in Georgia, United States

Cobb County
Cobb County

Cobb County, county in Georgia, United States

County Name Population
Fulton County 1,077,402
Gwinnett County 942,627
Cobb County 762,944
DeKalb County 762,009
Clayton County 292,646
Chatham County 289,463
Cherokee County 265,274
Forsyth County 250,847
Henry County 239,139
Hall County 206,591
Richmond County 202,079
Muscogee County 196,442
Paulding County 173,359
Columbia County 160,377
Houston County 160,110
Bibb County 152,737

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