The State Of Georgia

Quick Intro

Established in 1733, Georgia was the last of the original Thirteen Colonies. It is strategically found in the southeastern part of the United States, and was named after Great Britain’s King George II. The state of Georgia is also known as the “Peace State”, as well as the “Empire State of the South”.

Population: 10.2 million (estimated in 2015)

Year Founded:  1733

Flag : The flag of Georgia was first adopted on May 8, 2003. It consists of three stripes with red, white and blue as the colors. Also, a blue canton can be found with a ring of 13 white stars encircling the coat of arms of the state, which is colored gold.

Annual GDP :  $403 billion as of 2010

People Living in the State: Asian, African American, Pacific Islander, Hispanic, White

Main Industries or Sources of Income:  Agriculture, Mining, Film, Energy, Tourism, Automotive

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Historical Landmarks :

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

Chattahoochee National Forest

Ocmulgee National Monument, Stephen Vincent Benet House, Bellevue, Central of Georgia Railroad Shops and Terminal, Columbus Historic Riverfront Industrial District, Dixie Coca-Cola Bottling Company Plant, Fort James Jackson, Joel Chandler Harris House, Historic Augusta Canal and Industrial District, Juliette Gordon Low Historic District, William Scarbrough House, Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences

Tourist Destinations :

Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum

Atlanta History Center

Big Chicken

Georgia State Capitol

Georgia Aquarium

World of Coca-Cola

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, Bonaventure Cemetery, Centennial Olympic Park, Florence Martus Waving Girl Monument, Forsyth Park,  Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Museum of Design Atlanta, United States Penitentiary Atlanta,, Okefenokee Swamp,

Means of Transportation:

Rail, Bus, Taxi, Airport, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)

Notable Personalities:

Martin Luther King Jr.

Jimmy Carter, James Brown, Trisha Yearwood, CeeLo Green, Ludacris, Ray Charles, Hulk Hogan, Burt Reynolds

Brief Description

On July 2, 1788, Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. The state was also part of the original seven Confederate States. Georgia is likewise the biggest state east of the Mississippi River. It ranks 21st in terms of size out of all 50 states. Bordered by North Carolina and Tennessee to the North, South Carolina and Atlantic Ocean to the east, Florida to the South and Alabama to the West, Georgia has 14 counties considered as the “fastest-growing” in the U.S.

Primarily, the climate in Georgia is humid subtropical. It is typical for the state to have humid and hot summers. It is highly rare for tornadoes to strike the state, but there are some instances when tornadoes significantly hit Georgia, particular its capital city Atlanta. In addition, the state religious affiliations include Protestants, Catholics, Jewish, Mormons, Buddhists and Hindus. Christians dominate the state.

Also, Georgia was second in terms of the fastest growing Asian population growth in the United States from 1990 to 2000. Moreover, it ranks third among the states regarding the percentage of the total population that is African American. It is also third in terms of the African American population following New York and Florida. From 2006-2007, the state had the largest numerical increase of the African American population by 84,000.

Atlanta has been the capital city of Georgia since 1868. It is located in north-central Georgia. In addition, it is the state’s most populous city with more than 420,000 residents as per 2010. Furthermore, Atlanta is the ninth biggest metropolitan area in the United States. The population in the entire state continues to grow at a rapid pace, specifically in the urban areas.

Georgia’s government is based on the separation of executive, judicial and legislative power, as with every state in the United States. The executive power in the states is with the governor, the judicial authority is with the Supreme court and Court of Appeals, while the legislative authority rests with the General Assembly. The state of Georgia has a total of 159 counties. It is second to Texas having 254 counties. In the end of 1931, Georgia still had 161 countries, but Campbell and Milton were merged to create the currently existing Fulton.

In terms of economy, Georgia continues to thrive. In 2010, the total gross state product of Georgia is $403 billion. The state also has the highest credit rating by Standard and Poor’s (AAA). It is likewise one the 15 states with an AAA rating. If ever Georgia became a country, it would have the 28th largest world economy. Georgia has always ranked as one of the top states to do business.

Georgia has 151 general hospitals to cater to the needs of its constituents in terms of health care. More than 15,000 doctors and 6,000 dentists are also employed within the state. However, Georgia ranked 41st out of 50 states on the list of the residents who do regular exercise.

 

Georgia Fun Facts

  • The brown thrasher is Georgia’s state bird.
  • The state dance of Georgia is square dance.
  • Georgia is also nicknamed “Empire State of the South”, as well as the “Peach State”
  • The state of Georgia was established by James Oglethorpe on February 12, 1733. It was one of the original 13 colonies.
  • In 1996, Georgia’s capital city, Atlanta, hosted the Olympics
  • Georgia had five capitals namely Savannah, Augusta, Louisville, Milledgeville and Atlanta (Present capital).
  • The oldest city in Georgia is Savannah.
  • The name Georgia came from King George II.
  • In addition to Savannah as the oldest city of Georgia, the city of Saint Marys is the oldest city in the United States.
  • The largemouth bass is the official fish of Georgia.
  • It is illegal to eat chicken using a fork in Gainesville, otherwise known as the Chicken Capital of the World.
  • The “Little White House” located in Warm Springs is the retreat home of former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • The bloodiest battle in American history took place on the site where the Chickamuga National Park is found today.
  • Georgia is also known as the premiere producer of pecans, peanuts and peaches.
  • The Vidalia onion, famous for being the sweetest onion on Earth, can only grow in the fields around Glennville and Vidalia.
  • The highest point in Georgia is the Brasstown Bald.
  • Georgia is also the number one producer of paper and board.