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Facts About Atlanta

Located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Atlanta is one of the most scenic cities of U.S. Atlanta is the capital of the State of Georgia and is the most populous city in the state. Atlanta has developed from being a city of regional commerce to a city of international influence. It is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in US. Due to its scenic locales and booming infrastructure, Atlanta offers a variety of options for people to come here and explore. The city has been applauded for its ability to balance overall growth with effective eco-friendly policies. It is also home to a large number of immigrants from other parts of United States, thus, making it one of the most multi-cultural cities. A lot of significant art museums and institutions are centered in Atlanta. Being one of the most developed cities of the world, this city houses a good number of buildings famous for their architecture. Most of these buildings are very important and world-renowned corporates, which play a major role in the economy of the city. For further interesting and fun facts about Atlanta, just scroll down.
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Fast Facts
Country: United States
Established In: 1837
Population: 420,003
Area: 342.9 km2
Demonym: Atlantan
Fun Facts About Atlanta
  • Though Atlanta has a mild weather, it can get really chilly during winters and temperatures reach sub-zero level. The months of December-January may also experience snowfall. The best time to visit this place is spring and fall season.
  • Before being named Atlanta, this place was originally called Terminus and then Marthaville.
  • Atlanta was developed as a railroad junction originally in the year 1830. Since it was of strategic importance, the army forces of Union General William Sherman destroyed the place during the Civil War.
  • The symbol of the city is the mythological creature “Phoenix”. This is due to the major fire incident in which the city was destroyed. The scene is also depicted in the movie ‘Gone With the Wind. After the fire, Atlanta rose from the ashes and has today become all the more appealing and beautiful.
  • In Atlanta, the state Capitol building is actually layered with 43 ounces of pure gold, which was mined out from Dahlonega, GA!
  • The world’s largest cable-supported dome stadium is the Georgia Dome. It is a fine example of marvelous modern architecture and also hosted the 2000 Super Bowl besides, gymnastics, basketball and handball in 1996 Olympic Games.
  • Atlanta is famous for being the birthplace of the famous Martin Luther King, Jr. It is also the birthplace of the popular soft drink Coca-Cola. As of today, some of world’s major corporations and Fortune 500 companies are based in Atlanta that includes CNN, UPS and Georgia Pacific.
  • Atlanta is famous for having the largest toll-free dialing area in the world, the most shopping center space per capita along with Chicago and the world's largest 10K race known as “Peachtree Road Race” that sees 45,000 runners annually!
  • The main North-South byway in Atlanta is the Peachtree Street. Apparently, there are more than 100 streets, drives and avenues in the city by the name of Peachtree.
  • Reaching Atlanta is not a problem at all, as it has one of the world’s busiest airports, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which caters to major flights from all over the globe.
  • The city plays host to more than 16.5 million visitors each year.
  • The Varsity, in Atlanta, is the largest drive-in fast food restaurant in the world.
  • It is also the only North American city which was destroyed by fire in a war.
  • The Bank of America, which is the tallest building in Atlanta is the 61st tallest building in the world.
  • The Atlanta metropolitan area (the most populated metro area) is the eighth largest economy in the country and 17th largest in the world.
  • In terms of the largest concentration of the Fortune 500 companies in U.S.A, the city of Atlanta ranks third.

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