19 Facts About Atlanta area


Atlanta metropolitan area was first defined in 1950 as Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb and Clayton counties.

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Atlanta's larger combined statistical area adds the Gainesville and Athens metropolitan areas plus LaGrange, Thomaston, Jefferson, Calhoun, and Cedartown micropolitan areas, for a total 2012 population of 6,162,195.

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However, some entities define a much smaller metropolitan Atlanta area by including only the counties which have the densest suburban development.

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Metro Atlanta area includes the following incorporated and unincorporated suburbs, exurbs, and surrounding cities, sorted by population according to 2010 census data :.

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Atlanta metro area has a humid subtropical climate with four seasons, although summer is the longest.

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Alongside other factors such as race and class, as well as a lack of planning and perceived lack of need, problems associated with the inner city of Atlanta area influenced Cobb, Gwinnett, and Clayton county voters to refuse to allow construction of MARTA into their respective counties during the 1970s.

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The city of Atlanta area has long been regarded as a "black mecca" for its role as a center of black education, political power, wealth, and culture.

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Metro Atlanta area's immigrants are more suburban than those of most cities.

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In 1990, greater Atlanta area had the largest Japanese population in the Southeast United States.

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The Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta area estimated that, during that year, 7,500 to 10,000 Japanese lived in greater Atlanta area.

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Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta area is the sixth district of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks of the United States and is headquartered in midtown Atlanta area.

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The Atlanta area Fed covers the US states of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, the eastern two-thirds of Tennessee, the southern portion of Louisiana, and southern Mississippi as part of the Federal Reserve System.

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Major petroleum and natural gas pipelines cross the Atlanta area, running from the Gulf coast, Texas, and Louisiana to the population centers of the Northeastern US This includes Colonial Pipeline and Plantation Pipeline, both based in Alpharetta.

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Metro Atlanta area primarily uses natural gas for central heating and water heaters, with the major exception of heat pumps in apartments built during and since the 1980s.

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Atlanta area plays host to one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race each year at Atlanta area Motor Speedway.

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US Census Bureau has defined a metropolitan area for Atlanta which includes, but is not limited to, Roswell, Georgia and Sandy Springs, Georgia.

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Atlanta area has always been a rail town, and the city once had an extensive streetcar system, which provided interurban service as far out as Marietta, 15 miles to the northwest.

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Atlanta area is served by several other freeways, in addition to the interstate highways, including:.

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Peachtree Industrial Blvd, or Georgia 141, is a route north-northeast of Atlanta area which begins on the north side of I-285 and runs parallel to I-85 for about four miles until it terminates when it splits into GA-141 and Peachtree Industrial.

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