Some facts about the state of Georgia, its one of the 50 states of US. it consists of 9,3 millions citizens and an area of 154 000 square kilometers. The state capital is Atlanta which has a population of 5,6 millions. its positioned in the south east corner of the US and A, at the coast above florida. its easy to find on the map.
Geography, terrain and climate
It is as said positioned in the south east corner of the USA. it is the 24th largest state, so its not very large neither very small. It has borders to Florida, Alabama, Tennesse , North and South Carolina. It has a small coastline.
The southern part of the state is mostly plains, the central part consist of rolling hills and the northern part is mountains. The highest mountain is Brasstown Bald(1,459 meters high).
The majority of Georgia has primarily a humid sub-tropic climate with moderate to heavy precipitation. Hot and humid summers are typical, except at the highest altitudes. And mild dry winters. Georgia is also one of the states that experiences most tornados and thunderstorms in the USA due to the sub-tropic climate, and that its positioned at the coast.
9,363 million people live in the state. They live in 159 counties.
60% of the population ,5.6 millions, live in Atlanta and the other live in cities around the state. Atlanta consist of 28 counties. The urban area has a population of 519 000.
Atlanta: 519,145 people
Augusta: 195,182 people
Columbus: 188,660 people
Savannah: 128,500 people
Athens: 111,580 people
62% White, 30% Black, 3% Asian American, 1% multicultural, 7.6% are of Hispanic or Latino descent.
Like many other Southern states, Georgia is largely Protestant Christian, that is the dominating religion.
Average income 43,217$ a year
Georgia was originally a spanish colony founded in 1560. But in 1670 the british started fighting to get it. The fighting lasted for about three decades and the spanish was defeated in 1702. It was occupied by the british and in 1724 it got the name province of Georgia, in honor of King George 2nd.
Georgia was one of the thirteen colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution by signing the 1776 Declaration of Independence, despite a large population of people loyal to the king.
Since Georgia was a relatively new colony at the time compared to the other twelve colonies, Georgia was not as active in the war. Also the army of Georgia was not fully developed.
It was the forth state to ratify the United States constitution on January the 2nd 1788.
In 1861 Georgia joined the confederacy and many major battles of the american civil war took place in georgia. The confederacy, the southern states, fought against The Union, the northern states. The Union won the war in April 1865 as the confederacy surrendered. Many of the confederacy states joined the union soon after the surrender. Georgia was the last confederate state to join, or re-enter The Union. Georgia entered the union on the 15th of june 1870, over two years after the last one before Georgia. The Union is what we today call USA.
Georgia is also known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South.
Empire State of the South: Refers to the great economic leadership of the state, in earlier time it had very good economy compared to many other states. Now the Economy is more average and there's nothing special you can say about it.
The Peach State:Georgia is known as the “Peach State” because of the growers' reputation for producing the highest quality fruit. The peach became the official state fruit in 1995.
Undoubtedly the most famous and well known of all the Georgia State Symbols, the Peach became the official state fruit in 1995. Georgia has been called the Peach State for quite some time because of the delicious peaches that are grown here!
Celebrities From Georgia
Ray Charles: A blind musician who play piano and soul, blues music.
He is very famous and his music is known world-wide. Through his carrier he fought against his drug abuse and alcoholism, but his music was extremely popular and still is today. He was Born in Georgia, of course, 23rd september 1930 and passed away in 2005 at the age of 73 due to his liver disease.
James Earl Carter Jr: US 39th President from 1977 to 1981.
Hulk Hogan: Is a legendary wrestler who was most popular through 1970 to 1990. He is now the leader of WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and six times world champion in wrestling. His has many wrestling contests named after himself, the most famous is the legendary Hulk-Mania show. Many sees him as the ultimate american.
Martin Luther King Jr: Was an afro american civil rights activist and the leader of the civil rights movement. his famous speech "I have a dream" is till remembered and discuissed today. The speeche it considered as on of the worlds best speeches of all time. In 1965 he recived the nobel prize for his work. On the 4th of april 1968 he was shoot dead by James Earl Ray. He only became 39 years old.
Things to see in Georgia
Brasstown bald: rising 1,459 meters above sea level, is Georgia's highest mountain. On clear days, the spectacular 360-degree view from atop the mountain allows you to see four states, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The surrounding area is home to a wide variety of plants, animals and a beautiful landscape. 300,000 people visits it every year.
Atlanta: is the biggest city and the capital of Georgia and holds numerous attractions. The most important are:
Martin Luther King Jr's tomb where he is buried, visit the small museum to his memory.
Watch an Atlanta Braves major league baseball game at Turner Field in Atlanta.
Georgia Hall of Fame, a museum of the greatest sport events and moments.
Its the nations largest sports museum. Its one of the most visited atractoins
The coca cola museum and. The most popular soft drinks in the world
and made by John s. Pemberton in 1886, originally as a medicine for headache. 1,3 billion bottles of coca cola is sold every day. Atlanta is considered as the coca colas capital, because it was invented here
The coca cola Olympic arenas is also a place to visit. Atlanta was host to the Olympic Games in 1996 and the games was of course sponsored by Coca cola
Fort Pulaski: visit the open fort from the american revolution named after a war hero, it holds a museum and every day they have a play or remake of the life during the american revolution.