|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Other leading colleges of Atlanta include Atlanta Metropolitan College, Bauder College,Beulah Heights Bible College, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta Technical College, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, Carver Bible College, Mercer University in Atlanta, Herzing College, The Creative Circus, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, Keller Graduate School of Management, John Marshall Law School, Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Georgia School of Professional Psychology, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Real Estate, International School of Skin and Nailcare, Oglethorpe University.
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.
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.
Last Updated On : March 04, 2013