Fast Facts of Atlanta

Atlanta is the capital city of Georgia and the most populous city in U.S. state of Georgia. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of Atlanta metropolitan area, and is considered as the 9th largest city in the United States. The small portion of the city Atlanta extends eastwards into Dekalb County and the remaining into Fulton County.

Population:
As of 2010, the population of the city is about 4,20,003.

History:
The history of Atlanta is dominated by the peoples and events who played a key role in changing the city forever in to an international city, which has now a great impact on the nation and also the world in various fields of development.

The story of two centuries of transforming Atlanta begins in 1813, with the railroad tracks transforming to the skyscrapers in 1892 lining Peachtree Street and then to the world’s busiest airport.

Geography:
Atlanta city encompasses 132.4 sq. miles. It is geographically located at the center of American South. It consists of more than 40 historic districts.

Culture:
More than half of Metropolitan Atlanta residents were born outside Georgia. Atlanta’s culture reveals itself at the High Museum of art, little five points and its neighborhood festivals.

Tourism and attractions:
Atlanta comprises of many ancient and modern tourist locations. The places for tourism includes Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca Cola, The Centennial Olympic Park, The Millennium Gate, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Piedmont Park, Underground Atlanta, Zoo Atlanta, etc. Besides these, there are many more places to visit in Atlanta.

Economy of Atlanta
Atlanta is one of ten U.S cities, classified as “alpha-world city” by the Loughborough University in 2010. It ranks 4th in the number of Fortune 500 companies that are headquartered within the city boundaries. As of 2006, Atlanta is ranked as the 10th largest cybercity in the US with 1,26,700 high tech jobs.

Delta Air Lines is the largest company that operates world’s largest airline hub here. It has build the busiest airport, which has served as key engine to Atlanta’s economic growth. SunTrust bank, situated in Atlanta is considered as the seventh largest bank by asset holdings in US.

Atlanta’s biotechnology sector has gained recognition with the event BIO International Convention in 2009. Atlanta is a major television programming center, which consists of Turner Broadcasting and Cable News Network (CNN) centers. Turner is a division of Time Warner. Cox Enterprises has substantial media holdings and it is the third-largest cable television service provider in the U.S.

With all these significant aspects associated with it, Atlanta is one of the major cities in US.

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