Atlanta is the capital and most populous city in Georgia. As of the 2006, the city’s population was estimated as 486,411, with a total of 5,138,223 living in the metropolitan area. The metropolitan area has been growing fast for the last few years, growing by more than 20%, the highest for any of the major metropolitan areas in the United States, between 2000 and 2006.
Attractions in Atlanta include:
– Atlanta History Center
– Fernbank Museum of Natural History
– Georgia Aquarium
– High Museum of Art
– Medieval Times
– Pirate’s Cove
– World of Coca-Cola
– Zoo Atlanta
Here is some more information about the area:
– Some of the major companies headquartered in Atlanta include BellSouth, Delta Airlines and The Coca-Cola Company.
– Perhaps the most famous educational institution in Atlanta is Emory University, which is a private university, named after John Emory who was bishop of the Georgia Methodist Conference.
– The main airport for Atlanta is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
– Sports teams in Atlanta include the American football team, the Atlanta Falcons, the baseball team, the Atlanta Braves, the NBA basketball team, the Atlanta Hawks, the NHL ice hockey team, the Atlanta Thrashers, and the USL-1 soccer team, Atlanta Silverbacks.
– Atlanta is perhaps best known to non-Americans as the host city of the 1996 Summer Olympics. The city is one of three cities in the United States of America which has hosted the Summer Olympics, the others being St. Louis, Missouri (which hosted the 3rd Summer Olympics in 1904), and Los Angeles, California (which hosted the 10th and 23rd Summer Olympics in 1932 and 1984 respectively).