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Atlanta
City
City of Atlanta
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Nickname(s): Hotlanta,[1] ATL,[2] The City in a Forest,[3] The A,[4]

The Gate City.[5] (See also article)
Motto: Resurgens (Latin for rising again)
Ceety heichlichtit in Fulton Coonty, location o Fulton Coonty in the state o Georgie
Ceety heichlichtit in Fulton Coonty, location o Fulton Coonty in the state o Georgie
Atlanta is located in United States
Atlanta
Atlanta
Location o the ceety o Atlanta, Georgie
Coordinates: 33°45′18″N 84°23′24″W / 33.75500°N 84.39000°W / 33.75500; -84.39000Coordinates: 33°45′18″N 84°23′24″W / 33.75500°N 84.39000°W / 33.75500; -84.39000
Kintra  Unitit States
State Georgie (U.S. state) Georgie
Coonties Fulton, DeKalb
Terminus 1837
Marthasville 1843
City of Atlanta 29 Dizember 1845
Govrenment
 • Mayor Kasim Reed
 • Bouk Atlanta City Council
Aurie
 • City 132.4 sq mi (343.0 km2)
 • Laund 131.8 sq mi (341.2 km2)
 • Watter 0.6 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Urban 1,963 sq mi (5,080 km2)
 • Metro 8,376 sq mi (21,690 km2)
Elevation 738 to 1,050 ft (225 to 320 m)
Population (est. 2012)
 • City 443,775
 • Density 3,188/sq mi (1,230.9/km2)
 • Urban 4,975,300
 • Metro 5,457,831 (9t)
 • Metro density 630/sq mi (243/km2)
 • CSA 6,092,295 (11t)
 • Demonym Atlantan[6]
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code(s) 30060, 30301-30322, 30324-30334, 30336-30350, 30353
Aurie code(s) 404, 470, 678, 770
FIPS code 13-04000[7]
GNIS feature ID 0351615[8]
Wabsteid www.atlantaga.gov

Atlanta is the caipital an lairgest ceety in the U.S. state o Georgie. In 2010 Atlanta haed a estimatit population o aboot 542,822 fowk. The Atlanta metropolitan aurie, wi mair nor 5.9 million fowk, is the third lairgest in the Sootheastren Unitit States an the nint lairgest in the kintra. The Atlanta Combined Statistical Aurie, a lairger trade aurie, haes a population approachin sax million an is the lairgest in the sootheast. Lik mony urban auries in the Sun Belt, the Atlanta region haes seen increasin growthe syne the 1970s, an it addit aboot 1.1 million residents atween 2000 an 2008.

Atlanta is conseedered tae be a tap business ceety an is a primar transportation hub o the Sootheastren Unitit States—via heich-gate, railwey, an air.[9][10] Atlanta conteens the warld heidquairters o corporations such as The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, AT&T Mobility, UPS, Delta Air Lines, an Turner Broadcasting. Atlanta haes the kintra's fowert-lairgest concentration o Fortune 500 companies, an mair nor 75 percent o Fortune 1000 companies hae business operations in the metropolitan aurie, helpin Atlanta realize a gross metropolitan product o US$270 billion, accoontin for mair nor twa-thirds o Georgie's economy. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta Internaitional Airport haes been the warld's busiest airport syne 1998.[11][12]

Atlanta is the coonty seat o Fulton Coonty an the location o the seat o govrenment o the state o Georgie. A smaw portion o the ceety o Atlanta corporate leemits stends eastwairds intae DeKalb Coonty. Residents o Atlanta an its surroondins are kent as "Atlantans".[13]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Atlanta haes 22 sister ceeties, as designatit bi Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI):[14]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Love it or loathe it, the city’s nickname is accurate for the summer", ‘‘Atlanta Journal-Constitution’’, June 16, 2008
  2. “The service, dubbed the Atlanta Tourist Loop as a play on the city’s "ATL" nickname, will start April 29 downtown.” “Buses to link tourist favorites” ‘‘The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’’
  3. "Atlanta May No Longer Be the City in a Forest", ‘‘WSB-TV’’
  4. "Because we're the only city easily identified by just one letter". Creative Loafing. 2011-11-23. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  5. "Our Quiz Column". Sunny South. p. 5. 
  6. The term "Atlantans" is widely used by both local media and national media.
  7. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. "Top Industry Publications Rank Atlanta as a LeadingCity for Business. | North America > United States from". AllBusiness.com. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  10. "Doing Business in Atlanta, Georgia". Business.gov. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  11. "MONTHLY AIRPORT TRAFFIC REPORT" (PDF). Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. December 2008. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  12. "DOT: Hartsfield-Jackson busiest airport, Delta had 3rd-most passengers". 2008-03-13. 
  13. The term "Atlantans" is widely uised bi baith local media an naitional media.
  14. "Atlanta Sister Cities Commission". City of Atlanta. Retrieved Februar 18, 2013. 
  15. "Tbilisi Sister Cities". Tbilisi City Hall. Tbilisi Municipal Portal. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2013-08-05.  External link in |work= (help)
  16. "Ra'anana: Twin towns & Sister cities – Friends around the World". raanana.muni.il. Retrieved Mairch 24, 2010. 
  17. "KMA establishes sister-city relations with seven cities". 2010 – Ghana News Agency. Retrieved Julie 16, 2012.