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Capital -- Atlanta
Nickname -- Empire State of the South.
Population -- (2010 census). 9,687,653 -- rank, 11th state. Urban, 62.3%; rural, 37.7%. Persons per square mile, 94.1 (persons per square kilometer, 36.3)--rank, 22nd state.
Extent. Area, 58,910 square miles (152,576 square kilometers), including 854 square miles (2,219 square kilometers) of water surface (21st state in size).
Elevation -- Highest, Brasstown Bald, 4,784 feet (1,458 meters); lowest, sea level; average, 600 feet (183 meters).
Geographic Center -- 18 miles (29 kilometers) southeast of Macon.
One of the most popular attractions with visitors to Atlanta Georgia is the Aquarium. It is the world’s largest indoor aquarium. Atlanta’s tourism industry is mostly dependent on the city’s history museums and outdoor attractions. Atlanta contains a significant amount of historical museums and sites, like the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, which includes the preserved boyhood home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum, depicting the Battle of Atlanta in the Civil War is a great museum. Another interesting museum is The World of Coca-Cola which featurs the history of Coca-Cola and its famous advertising history. The Carter Center and Presidential Library, housing President Jimmy Carter’s papers and other material relating to the Carter administration and the Carter family’s life is an interesting attraction to visit in Atlanta. Be sure to check out the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, site of the writing of the best-selling novel Gone With the Wind.
Atlanta also has some wonderful outdoor attractions. The Atlanta Botanical Garden which is adjacent to Piedmont Park, is home to the 600-foot-long Kendeda Canopy Walk. The walk is actually a skywalk that allows visitors to tour one of the city’s last remaining urban forests from 40-foot above ground. The Canopy Walk is considered the only canopy-level pathway of its kind in the United States. The Atlanta Zoo, which is located in Grant Park, has over 1,200 animals that represent more than 200 species. The famous Zoo is home to the nation’s largest collection of gorillas and orangutans. The Atlanta Zoo is also one of only four in the U.S. to house giant pandas.
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