25 Facts About Atlanta Georgia

1. Atlanta Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States.

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2. Atlanta Georgia grows the most peanuts in the United States, and it's the country's largest producer of kaolin clay, which is often used in paper-making and beauty products.

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3. Atlanta Georgia is home to bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and woodpeckers.

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4. Atlanta Georgia is bordered by Tennessee in the north, South Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean in the east, Florida in the south, and Alabama in the west.

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5. Atlanta Georgia was named after King George II, who approved the colony's charter in 1732.

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6. Atlanta Georgia is a major railway hub, has the most extensive rail system in the Southeast, and has the service of two Class I railroads, CSX and Norfolk Southern, plus 24 short-line railroads.

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7. Atlanta Georgia was ranked the No 2 state for infrastructure and global access by Area Development magazine.

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8. Atlanta Georgia is in the top five blueberry producers in the United States.

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9. In 2016, Atlanta Georgia had median annual income per person of between $50,000–$59,999 which is inflated adjusted dollars for 2016.

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10. In recent decades Atlanta Georgia has voted Republican in six consecutive presidential elections since 1996.

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11. Atlanta Georgia is the only state with current Sole Commissioner counties.

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12. Atlanta Georgia consists of 159 counties, second only to Texas, with 254.

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13. Atlanta Georgia is home to the largest Hindu temple in the United States, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Atlanta, located in the suburb city of Lilburn.

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14. Atlanta Georgia had the second-fastest-growing Asian population growth in the US from 1990 to 2000, more than doubling in size during the ten-year period.

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15. State of Atlanta Georgia has approximately 250 tree species and 58 protected plants.

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16. In early 1861, Atlanta Georgia joined the Confederacy and became a major theater of the Civil War.

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17. Atlanta Georgia became a crown colony, with a governor appointed by the king.

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18. Atlanta Georgia is bordered to the north by Tennessee and North Carolina, to the northeast by South Carolina, to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by Florida, and to the west by Alabama.

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19. Atlanta Georgia declared its secession from the Union on January 19, 1861, and was one of the original seven Confederate states.

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20. Atlanta Georgia has the reputation for being a strong pro-business state.

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21. Atlanta Georgia is the 24th largest state in the United States, the 8th most populous state (as of 2016) and the largest state east of the Mississippi River.

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22. Atlanta Georgia has the second most counties in the United States with 159.

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23. Atlanta Georgia now ranks third in the nation in US film production, and first in growth.

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24. Atlanta Georgia continued its upward trend under head coach Joni Taylor last season.

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25. Atlanta Georgia will battle Morgan State on Thanksgiving before facing off with No 9-ranked Maryland on Saturday.

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