Statehood: January 2, 1788, the 4th state
Total Area: 24th among
states, 152,750 sq km (58,977 sq mi)
Water Area: 2,740 sq km
(1,058 sq mi)
Highest Point: Brasstown
Bald 1,458 m (4,784 ft)
2010 census - 9,687,653
Population Density in 2010: 168.4
people per sq
Distribution in 2000: 71.6%
Urban, 28.4% Rural
Gross State Product - $404.6
Personal income per Capita - $33,786 (2009)
Largest cities in 2010:
The Cyclorama Building, in Atlanta, contains
a 109 m (385 ft) long painting, said to be
the largest mural in the world, which depicts
a panoramic view of the Civil War battle of
Georgia's large lakes are artificial bodies
of water constructed by utility companies
for power generation, or by the
United States Army Corps of Engineers
for flood control.
Little White House, at the city of Warm
Springs, was built for the use of President
Franklin D. Roosevelt. He died there, and the structure and grounds,
including a museum, now serve as a memorial
in his honor.
Colonized in 1732 by James Edward
Oglethorpe, Georgia was the last of the original thirteen English colonies.
Named for King George II of England, Georgia
became the fourth state after ratifying the United States Constitution on January 2, 1788.
Georgia had four previous capital cities: Savannah (1733-1786), Augusta (1786-1795),
Louisville (1796-1806), and Milledgeville (1807-1868). Atlanta became the capital in 1868.
Georgia was the first state to allow 18-year-olds to vote.
The Varsity in Atlanta is the world's largest drive-in fast food restaurant.
Each year Georgia serves as a host to the International Poultry Trade Show, the largest
poultry convention in the world.
The Seven Wonders of Georgia include Providence Canyon, Warm Springs, Okefenokee
Swamp, Tallulah Gorge, Amicalola Falls, Stone Mountain, and Radium Springs.
Historic Saint Marys Georgia is the second oldest city in the nation.
Stone Mountain near Atlanta is one of the largest single masses of exposed granite in the
Georgia is the nations number one producer
of peanuts, pecans, and peaches.