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.

City of Atlanta
Banner o Atlanta
Official seal of Atlanta
Hotlanta,[1] ATL,[2] The City in a Forest,[3] The A,[4] The Gate City.[5] (See also article)
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 the Unitit States
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
StateGeorgie (U.S. state) Georgie
CoontiesFulton, DeKalb
City of Atlanta29 Dizember 1845
 • MayorAndre Dickens
 • BoukAtlanta City Council
 • City343.0 km2 (132.4 sq mi)
 • Laund341.2 km2 (131.8 sq mi)
 • Water1.8 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
 • Urban
5,080 km2 (1963 sq mi)
 • Metro
21,690 km2 (8376 sq mi)
225 to 320 m (738 to 1050 ft)
 (est. 2012)
 • City443,775
 • Density1230.9/km2 (3,188/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Metro
5,457,831 (9t)
 • Metro density243/km2 (630/sq mi)
 • CSA
6092295 (11t)
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
30060, 30301-30322, 30324-30334, 30336-30350, 30353
Area code(s)404, 470, 678, 770
FIPS code13-04000[7]
GNIS feature ID0351615[8]

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


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


  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’’ Archived 2014-10-28 at the Wayback Machine
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  12. "DOT: Hartsfield-Jackson busiest airport, Delta had 3rd-most passengers". 13 Mairch 2008.
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