Description about Map :-This map of Georgia state shows state boundaries, highways, US state federal highway, railway line, the state capital Atlanta, etc. It also depicts natural sites such as rivers, lakes, vegetation and national parks in Georgia. Airports, major cities, other cities and major attractions are part of the representations.The state of Georgia encompasses a total area of 57,906.14 square miles. Georgia is divided into 159 counties for administrative convenience. All Georgia county maps are available at Mapsofworld.com.
The Road Map of Georgia USA points out the transportation facilities of the state. The northern and southern part of Georgia State is connected by Interstate 59, 75, 85 and 95. Interstate 16 and Interstate 20 conjoin the eastern end of the state to the western end. The well laid railway tracks make Georgia easily accessible from all parts of the USA.
Georgia State is drained by the Savannah, Chattahoochee and Suwannee Rivers. Andersonville National Historic Site, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area are some of the important National Parks of Georgia. The museums of Georgia reflect the rich archaeological history of the state. Steffen Thomas Museum and Albany Museum of Art are some of the notable museums of Georgia.
Georgia is also home to a number of famous golf courses. The Augusta National Golf Club hosts the Augusta Masters, one of the four major professional golf tournaments, every year. Besides this, the Innsbruck Resort & Golf Club and Stone Mountain Golf Club are some of the other prominent golf courses of the state.
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Georgia was initially inhabited by mound building cultures before being discovered and settled by Europeans. On February 12, 1733, the British colony of Georgia was founded. It was administered by the Trustees for the Establishment of the Colony of Georgia in America. This was done under a charter issued by King George. The name of the state comes from this ruler as well.
The state of Georgia was the fourth in ratifying the constitution of the United States on Junuary 2, 1788. It seceded from the Union on January 21, 1861. It was one of the originial 7 Confederate states and the last to be restored to the Union.
Georgia is the eighth most populous state in the United States. It is also the 24th most extensive state.The state of Georgia is also called the "Peach State" and the "Empire State of the South".
Georgia shares a border with Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean. The Blue Ridge Mountains, a mountain range in the Appalachian Mountain system, are found in the northern part of the state. The highest point in the state of Georgia is located at Brasstown Bald at a height of 4,784 feet or 1,458 m.
There are several sites of tourist interest found in Geogia. These include the Anna Ruby Falls, the Velvet Note, Piedmont Park, Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Red Clay Theatre, etc.
Other places of interest are Georgia Aquarium, Gorgia Dome, etc. Stone Mountain too is a popular site and sees a footfall of millions of visitors every year.
Georgia has around 70 different public universities and colleges and an additional 45 private universities. Among Georgia's public universities is the prestigious University of Georgia which is also the oldest public university in the country. Other universities include Georgia State University, Emory University, Augusta State University, and so on.
Colleges in Georgia :
Colleges in Georgia offer wide range of programs. Many community colleges, nursing schools, medical schools, business schools, law school, Georgia technical college include the educational institutions in Georgia. Georgia colleges also provide online degree courses, like MBA Georgia, which enable the students to study from home. The state also holds many renowned universities like Emory University, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech University and Mercer University in Atlanta. Know More...
Last Update On : June 13, 2013
Joined the UnionJanuary 2, 1788 (4th State)
Area59,425 sq miles
Highest PointBrasstown Bald
Lowest PointAtlantic Ocean