Atlanta City Facts
|Country||USA (United State of America)|
|Total Area||132.4 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||33.7489° N, 84.3881° W|
|Time Zone||EST (UTC−05:00)|
|Museums||Atlanta Monetary Museum,David J. Sencer CDC Museum|
|Universities||Georgia state university, Clark Atlanta university,emory university|
About Atlanta City
Atlanta, the capital of the state of Georgia is also the most populace city in the United States.
In 1868, Atlanta became the fifth city in the nation to serve as the state capital. The city is the county seat of Fulton County and a portion of it extends into DeKalb County. The city, known for the busiest international airports in the world in terms of passenger traffic, is governed by a mayor and a city council. Atlanta is the residence of the Governor of Georgia in Buckhead and is also a home to Georgia Public Broadcasting headquarters and Peachnet.
Tourist Attractions in Atlanta:
Although Atlanta is more of a business center than a tourist attracted place, the city offers a variety of entertainment facilities. The number of historical museums like Atlanta History Center, the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum attract tourists from every nook and corner of the world. The Woodruff Arts Center in the city, which is a home to the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony, High Museum of Art and Atlanta College of Art, lures majority of the tourists. The world's largest aquarium- the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, which features over 100,000 specimens in tanks holding approximately eight million gallons of water, is a unique attraction of the city. The Centennial Olympic Park built in honor of the 1996 Olympics and Stone Mountain Park stand as oasis in the middle of the busy city. The King Center, which is innovative and informative especially to the children and Atlanta Botanical Garden, which exhibits the nature's glory, are other places where the tourists are being attracted.
One of the most sought after tourist destinations in the United States, the Georgia Aquarium is home to thousands of animals. The Aquarium, which was launched in 2005, comprises some 10 million U.S. gallons of fresh water. Some of the well-known species that visitors can look at this aquarium include bottlenose dolphins, whale sharks, manta rays, and beluga whales.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
A must-see attraction, the Fernbank museum throws invaluable light on lost treasures and species as well as important innovations. The museum that will appeal to people of all ages provides valuable information ranging from some of the dinosaurs that once roamed the earth to the biggest movies screen in Atlanta. There are a number of attraction and events that one can indulge in at the Fernbank Museum. The Fernbank Forest Bird Walk will provide a rich insight into some of the birds that inhabit the area, while, at Robots Day, you would be investigating the capabilities of the robots and can interact with some. Other events to look out for include Fernbank Forest Night Walk, Tadpole Tales, storytelling, and Weekends in the Naturalist Center.
Founded in 1850, Oakland Cemetery is the oldest in Atlanta. The cemetery is spread over an area of 48 acres. It was originally called Atlanta Graveyard or City Burial Place, but in 1872, it was renamed as Oakland Cemetery to reflect the numerous oak trees found in its vicinity. Some of the notable citizens who have been buried here include Ivan Allen, Jr., the Mayor of Atlanta from 1962 to 1970; Joseph Emerson Brown, the Governor of Georgia from 1857 to 65; Margaret Mitchell, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Gone with the Wind; Dr. Joseph Jacobs, Founder, Jacobs chain of drug stores, and many others. Several tours are organized to enlighten people about the history of Oakland. Some of the tours worth mentioning are Oakland and the Civil War, Sights, Symbols and Stories of Oakland, and Art and Architecture of Death.
Incorporated in 1976, Atlanta Garden is spread over an area of 30 acres. There are a number of events and activities to indulge in at Botanical Garden such as Saving Plants, Saving Ourselves, where special methods for plant conservation can be explored; Scarecrows in the Garden, which provides a whole lot of fun; Atlanta Cheese Festival; Garden Chef Demos, Science Café and many others.
Zoo Atlanta was founded in 1889 and since then has witnessed expansion and renovation many times. The zoo is a perfect destination for those who are lovers of nature and animals. You can just visit the zoo to spend your weekend in a fun-filled way. Some of the animals and birds that can be found at the zoo include African Elephant, Drill Monkey, Sumatran Tiger, Asian Small-clawed Otter, Black Rhinoceros, Argus Pheasant, Bali Mynah, White-crested Laughing Thrush, Blue Crane, Milky Eagle Owl, and other species, which range from the ordinary to the exotic.
Hotels in Atlanta:
Westin Peachtree Plaza and Hyatt Regency are leading hotels of atlanta. Some of the other famous hotels of Atlanta include Sheraton Atlanta, Hilton Atlanta, Marriot Marquis, Ritz Carlton Buckhead, Grand Hyatt Buckhead,Crowne Plaza Hotel, Westin Buckhead, Holiday Inn Airport, Renaissance hotel, Wellesley Inn Hotel, Best Western Hotel.
Airports in Atlanta:
The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world's busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic and by aircraft traffic. The Dobbins Air Reserve Base, DeKalb-Peachtree Airport and Brown Field(airport of Atlanta is situated near San Diego, California).
Other airports of Atlanta include Briscoe Field, Cartersville Airport, Mathis Airport, Stoney Point Field Airport, Air Acres Airport, Holly Farm Airport.
Colleges in Atlanta:
Morris Brown College is a private liberal arts institution in Atlanta. It is a historically black college. It offers undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate degrees in several programs.
Morehouse College is a private, all-boys, historically black liberal arts college of Atlanta. It was ranked the number one college for African Americans students for undergraduate study. Morehouse College is part of the Atlanta University Center.
Spelman College is a four-year liberal arts college for women in Atlanta. It is the leading female historically black college and is a part of Atlanta university Center. The campus has a total of 25 buildings and offers, undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs.
Atlanta is a commercial city and is also the major center of regional commerce. The city is a base for various national as well as international companies like Coca-Cola, Bell South, Delta Airlines, United Parcel Service, Newell Rubbermaid etc. Having the headquarters of the Cable News Network dug deep in its soil, the city is considered as a major cable television programming source.
Climate of Atlanta:
Atlanta has a humid subtropical climate with hot and humid summers. The winters are quite mild in comparison to the other U.S states. The summers are quite hot and humid with temperatures soaring up to 32° C in the months of July.
The temperatures might further rise due to heat waves. January is the coldest month with temperatures dropping down to 1°C. Moreover, arctic air masses can drop down temperatures further. The snowfall average is less than 2 inches annually. Frequent ice storms cause more havoc than snow. Atlanta receives abundant rainfall.
Cities near Atlanta Metropolitan Area
|Druid Hills, GA||College Park, GA|
|Gresham Park, GA||North Atlanta, GA|
|North Decatur, GA||Forest Park, GA|
|Decatur, GA||Chamblee, GA|
|East Point, GA||Smyrna, GA|
|North Druid Hills, GA||Doraville, GA|
|Belvedere Park, GA||Sandy Springs, GA|
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Last Update On : Oct 07, 2015