Georgia is located in the southeastern United States, with the states of Tennessee and North Carolina to the north, the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina to the east, the Sunshine State of Florida to the south, and finally Alabama to the west.
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The peach state of Georgia
State Capital of Georgia
The almost 10 million inhabitants of Georgia find plenty of space on a good 153,000 km². For comparison: Germany with its more than 80 million citizens has 357,000 km².
Georgia is 63% White, 29% Black, 5% Latino, and 2% Asian, with a small portion of 0.3% Native American. The capital of Georgia is Atlanta. The national anthem “Georgia on my mind” comes from soul and blues legend Ray Charles.
The blue and orange flag of Georgia has a circle in the center surrounded by 13 stars, which correspond to the founding states of the United States. Georgia is named after James Oglethorpe, who discovered the colony in 1733.
The biggest cities
- Atlanta(population 420,000)
- Sandy Springs
- John’s Creek (76,000)
The economy in Georgia
The capital Atlanta
The capital of Atlanta is home to the headquarters of a number of well-known public companies.
The news broadcaster CNN, the airline Delta Air Lines and the Coca Cola Company are represented in Delaware.
Atlanta Airport, built in 1925, is the busiest airport in the world with 90 million passengers and one million aircraft movements.
Even ahead of Chicago O’Hare Airport, which has around 70 million passengers and 880,000 aircraft movements a year. For comparison: Europe’s largest airport, London-Heathrow, “only” has 60 million passengers and 500,000 take-off and landing maneuvers a year.
At the time of the “New Economy” at the end of the 90s, many company headquarters came to the country, also because of the low tax rate. In the “Peach State” of Georgia, various types of fruits are grown on the land, as well as cotton, rice, peanuts, tobacco, and sugar cane, and there are also some companies in the wood processing industry, as well as textile and food manufacturers.
The weather and climate
The climate in Georgia is shaped by its location and, like Florida, is subtropical. Summers in Georgia are often muggy and quite hot. Usually coupled with high humidity, which can be a bit exhausting for us Europeans, especially in the south of the state.
On the other hand, the winters are relatively mild and, like in Florida, you don’t get any frostbite, the temperatures usually stay above 5 degrees, snow falls in the north, also thanks to the mountain formations found there, the Appalachian Mountains.
A few hurricanes have also hit Georgia in the past. Although the area is not as badly affected as its southern neighbor Florida, you should take a closer look at the local weather information during hurricane season.
Late March through early July is probably one of the best times to travel to Georgia. The temperatures are a bit more moderate at this time. After that, fall is a good time to travel to Georgia again. During September and October, the state’s many parks and forests are bathed in glorious fall colors.
Sights of Georgia
All major Georgia cities offer local attractions, shopping, and seasonal exhibits and shows. Since Georgia has a little more than 130 km of coastline on the Atlantic, a trip to the coast is very attractive.
The country’s coastal areas are good for swimming, such as in Savannah with its inviting seafront promenade. Savannah also has a theater, the Historic Theater, where comedy, dance, and music shows are a must-see. The Baptist chapel of St. John Cathedral and the historic district, the old town with its brick buildings, together with the small city parks, form a unit worth seeing. In Savannah you can also often see people with beer glasses in hand and on the streets, which is illegal in most parts of the USA.
For hiking and mountaineering, one should definitely visit the Blue Ridge Mountains, where the blaze of color of the deciduous trees represents a mixture of painted elegance and natural beauty, especially in late summer.