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  2. Atlanta is Georgia’s largest city and the principal trade and transportation centre of the southeastern United States. It is the centre of an extensive metropolitan area that includes 20 counties and cities such as Decatur , East Point , and Marietta .

  3. Atlanta - Wikipedia

    Atlanta ( / ætˈlæntə / at-LAN-tə) is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Georgia. It is the seat of Fulton County, the most populous county in Georgia, although a portion of the city extends into neighboring DeKalb County. With a population of 498,715 living within the city limits, it is the eighth most populous city in ...

  4. 30 Best Things to Do in Atlanta + Tips from a Local | U.S ...

    2 hours to Half Day. TIME TO SPEND. U.S. News Insider Tip: Buckhead (like all of Atlanta) is known for its abysmal traffic. Avoid the roads from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for the best shot at ...

  5. 57 Best & Fun Things To Do In Atlanta (Georgia)

    1. Centennial Olympic Park Sean Pavone / Shutterstock Centennial Olympic Park is the tourist attraction of Atlanta. Built for the 1996 Olympic Games, it’s a sprawling urban space that’s surrounded on all sides by shops, restaurants, malls, museums, amusement parks and everything else that visitors could want for an exciting and fun-filled vacation.

  6. Atlanta Approves 'Cop City' Police Training Center Targeted ...

    The Atlanta city council gave initial approval to the center in September 2021. The facility is to be built on 85 acres (34.4 hectares) owned by the city in unincorporated DeKalb County.

  7. Georgia | History, Flag, Facts, Maps, & Points of Interest

    The capital is Atlanta. Georgia’s early economy was based on the slave-plantation system. One of the first states to secede from the Union in 1861, Georgia strongly supported the Confederate States of America (Confederacy) during the American Civil War.

  8. Atlanta, GA Map & Directions - MapQuest

    Atlanta is the capital and most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia. According to the 2010 census, Atlanta's population is 420,003. The Atlanta metropolitan area, with 5,268,860 people, is the third largest in the Southern United States and the ninth largest in the country. The Atlanta Combined Statistical Area, a larger trade area, has ...

  9. Atlanta metropolitan area - Wikipedia

    Atlanta is the second-largest metropolitan area in the Census Bureau's Southeast region, behind that of Greater Washington, D.C. It surpassed the Greater Miami area in total population in 2021. [3] Definitions [ edit] The location in Georgia (MSA counties in red)

  10. 55 Best Things to Do in Atlanta (Georgia) Updated 2023 (by a ...

    26. Truist Park. Just as the Falcons got a slick new home at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Atlanta Braves departed Turner Field in 2017 for the majestic Truist Park. This venue ends the Braves’ long stay in Downtown Atlanta, transplanting the outfit to Cobb County, about 20 minutes north of the Centennial Olympic Park.

  11. 61 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Atlanta - Atlas Obscura

    Explore Atlanta, Georgia. Black History 7. Museums And Collections 5. Parks 5. Outsider Art 5. Shops 4. Art 4. History 4. Unique Restaurants & Bars 3.