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|Satellite view showing Atlanta, capital and most populous city of the US State of Georgia south of the Chattahoochee River in the United States. Georgia is situated north of Florida, in the southeastern part of the contiguous United States, with a coastline at the Atlantic Ocean in southeast. The capital is located in the northwestern part of the state, and about 285 mi (460 km) north west of Jacksonville and 425 mi (685 km) north east of New Orleans.
After the careful removal of Native Americans from northern Georgia in the years between 1802 and 1825, first white settlers arrived in 1822. The settlement grew and in December 1836 the state government founded Western and Atlantic Railroad, the site named Terminus was established when it became the end of the railroad line in 1837. In 1843 the name was changed to Marthasville and in 1845 to Atlanta. By 1860 more railroads had reached Atlanta and the town became a transportation hub. The town played a major role as a supply center for the Confederacy during the Civil War. A century later the city was a center of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.
Today has a city population of 'just' 464,000 residents (est. 2015), but it is the core city of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States, with a population of more than 5.7 million people.
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What distinguishes Atlanta from other American cities?
1. Despite its size, Atlanta is considered a global city (or Alpha World City).
2.The city is the birthplace of a non-alcoholic, brown colored, carbonated beverage with two main ingredients besides sugar and water: extracts from coca plants and the kola nut, it is legally sold in the US and in many countries around the world, globally known as Coca Cola.
3. One of the most famous citizens born in this city was Martin Luther King, Jr., the leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
4. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the World's busiest airport.
Atlanta points of interest:
Places: National Center for Civil and Human Rights (museum dedicated to the achievements of the civil rights movement in the US and worldwide), Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (several buildings including Martin Luther King, Jr. birthplace and the original Ebenezer Baptist Church) Margaret Mitchell House & Museum (home of author Margaret Mitchell (Gone with the Wind)), Underground Atlanta (shopping and entertainment district with a kind o' bad reputation)
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Museums: High Museum of Art (art museum in Midtown, the city's arts district, the only serious art museum in the Southeastern United States, a division of the Woodruff Arts Center),
Atlanta History Center (1926 founded history museum and research center), Jimmy Carter Library and Museum (museum with a full-scale replica of the Oval Office), Children's Museum of Atlanta (nice place for 3-9 years old), World of Coca-Cola (museum for an American signature beverage that conquered the world)
Theater/Performing arts: Fox Theatre (the former movie palace is now a performing arts venue)
Music stage: The Tabernacle, a concert hall.
Shopping: Peachtree Center, mall in Downtown Atlanta offers specialty shops, restaurants, a food court, and a conference center.
TV News: CNN Center (world headquarters of CNN)
Parks: Piedmont Park (urban park between Midtown and Virginia Highland), Centennial Olympic Park (the now public park was part of the infrastructure for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta), Atlanta Botanical Garden (30-acre botanical garden with a conservatory, fountains, offers art installations, concerts, cocktail parties & more), Six Flags Over Georgia (Six Flags theme park), Zoo Atlanta (zoo with giant pandas)
Sports: Turner Field (baseball, former home of the braves (Atlanta Braves)), Philips Arena (multi-purpose indoor arena, home to the Atlanta Hawks), Georgia Dome (football and soccer, Atlanta Falcons playground), Hank McCamish Pavilion (indoor arena, basketball)
Just zoom in (+) to see Georgia State Capitol, a National Historic Landmark and the main office building of Georgia's government.
The Map shows a city map of Atlanta with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA code: ATL), located 8.4 mi (13.5 km) by road south of Atlanta's central business district.
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Wednsday-October-26 2016 16:08Standard time zone Eastern (EST): UTC/GMT -5 hours
Daylight Saving Time (EDT) in use from the second Sunday in March, ends on the first Sunday in November; time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours
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|Google Map: Searchable Map of the City of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
City Coordinates: 33°45′18″N 84°23′24″W
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