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|Savannah City Facts|
|Country||USA (United State of America)|
|Total Area||78.1 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||32.0507° N, 81.1038° W|
|Time Zome||EST (UTC−05:00)|
|Major Religion||Roman Catholic, Christian|
|Museums||Savannah History Museum,Roundhouse Railroad Museum,|
|Universities||Armstrong Atlantic State University,Savannah State University|
Savannah is a city in the U.S state of Georgia. Founded in 1733 as a Crown colony, Savannah is the oldest city in the state. The city derived its name from a Muskoghean Indian word, which means "Shawnee", the native name of the Shawnees. Savannah was the second-largest city in Georgia before 1970. It was the first colonial and state capital of Georgia. In 1864, the Northern troops captured the city. Later, the city grew as a tourist destination.
Savannah hotels favor the taste buds of the its guests by serving dishes catering to their needs. Mansion on Forsyth Park, SpringHill Suites Savannah Midtown, Baymont Inn & Suites - Savannah (West), Hampton Inn Savannah - Historic District, Marshall House, The Mulberry Inn, Garden Hotel Historic Savannah, DoubleTree Hotel Historic Savannah, River Street Villas, Holiday Inn Mulberry, Thunderbird Inn, Marriott Savannah Riverfront and Hyatt Regency Savannah are some of the best-known hotels in the city.
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The city known for historic sites is the most visited tourist place. The 18th and 19th century mansions in the city add to the charm of Savannah. The city has numerous squares such as Calhoun Square, Chatham Square, Chippewa Square, Columbia Square, Crawford Square, Elbert Square, Ellis Square, Franklin Square, Greene Square and Johnson Square, Lafayette Square, Liberty Square, Madison Square, Monterey Square, Ogelthorpe Square, Orleans Square and Pulaski Square which vary in size and personality are the main attractions of the city. Riverfront Plaza and Factors' Walk, Historic homes-the Pink House, Sorrel Weed House, Historic houses of worship, Historic cemeteries, Historic forts-Fort Jackson and Fort Pulaski National Monument are the historic sites in the city. Cobblestone streets, impeccably kept gardens like Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens and tree shaded avenues give a nice break to the people especially in the evenings. The city also holds more than 200 festivals each year which draws in plenty of tourists.
Last Updated On : March 13, 2013