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Georgia is a state in the Southeastern United States. It began as a British colony in 1733, the last and southernmost of the original Thirteen Colonies to be established. Named after King George II of Great Britain, the Province of Georgia covered the area from South Carolina south to Spanish Florida and west to French Louisiana at the Mississippi River. Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788. In 1802–1804, western Georgia was split to the Mississippi Territory, which later split to form Alabama with part of former West Florida in 1819. Georgia declared its secession from the Union on January 19, 1861, and was one of the original seven Confederate states. Georgia is the 24th largest and the 8th most populous of the 50 United States. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia's counties ranked among the nation's 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas. Georgia is known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Atlanta, the state's capital and most populous city, has been named a global city. Atlanta's metropolitan area contains about 55% of the population of the entire state. Georgia is bordered to the north by Tennessee and North Carolina, to the northeast by South Carolina, to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by Florida, and to the west by Alabama. The state's northernmost part is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains system. The Piedmont extends through the central part of the state from the foothills of the Blue Ridge to the Fall Line, where the rivers cascade down in elevation to the coastal plain of the state's southern part. Georgia's highest point is Brasstown Bald at 4,784 feet (1,458 m) above sea level; the lowest is the Atlantic Ocean. Of the states entirely east of the Mississippi River, Georgia is the largest in land area. Beginning from the Atlantic Ocean, the state's eastern border with South Carolina runs up the Savannah River, northwest to its origin at the confluence of the Tugaloo and Seneca Rivers. It then continues up the Tugaloo (originally Tugalo) and into the Chattooga River, its most significant tributary. These bounds were decided in the 1797 Treaty of Beaufort, and tested in the U.S. Supreme Court in the two Georgia v. South Carolina cases in 1923 and 1989.
Georgia is known under different nicknames; aka Peach State, or Cracker State — Along with Florida, Georgia had been called "The Cracker State" in earlier times, perhaps a derogatory term that referred to immigrants, called "crackers," from the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina., or Empire State of the South — Georgia is the largest Southern state in land area east of the Mississippi and was the leading industrial state of the Old South., or Goober State — Refers to peanuts, the official state crop., or State of Adventure (on highway welcome signs) and detailed official information about Georgia can be found on the homepage at www.
Georgia location map gives clear picture that Georgia is located in the south-eastern part of the United States. Georgia was established a long back and it is the last one of the original Thirteen Colonies and it is the fourth one that ratified the United States Constitution in the year, 1788. The interesting fact of the state is that it is more popularly known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. The capital city of state is Atlanta. Atlanta is the most populous city of the Georgia state US.
As you can see on the map of Georgia that the state has coastline with Atlantic Ocean in the east but rest of the sides it shares boundaries with Florida in the south, Alabama in the west, North Carolina in the north and Tennessee and South Carolina lie in the north-west and north east respectively. The famous Blue Ridge Mountain lies in the north of the state.
Georgia state US has largely humid sub-tropical climate with sufficient precipitation and sunshine. The Georgia map US given here illustrates many details about the state such as the major and significant smaller cities, national and other highways, and railways. The detail Georgia map is much beneficial for the tourists, business tourists, and also for the native people to find the locations wanted.
Visit the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta. Preserved by the National Park Service, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site offers a glimpse into the activist's early childhood. The National Park Service recommends visiting early in the day -- either early in the week or on a Sunday - to secure a tour.
The US State Georgia occupies 149,17 m², about 0,16 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Georgia with 10,429,379 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 27,4 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 4,966,274 fewer people. The capital Atlanta alone has 501,178 inhabitants.
In 1877, Atlanta became the capital of Georgia, succeeding Milledgeville, which was the state’s fourth capital. Approximately 17 Fortune 500 companies (including Coca-Cola) call Atlanta home.
The border then takes a sharp turn around the tip of Rabun County, at latitude 35°N, though from this point it diverges slightly south (due to inaccuracies in the original survey). This northern border was originally the Georgia and North Carolina border all the way to the Mississippi River, until Tennessee was divided from North Carolina, and the Yazoo companies induced the legislature of Georgia to pass an act, approved by the governor in 1795, to sell the greater part of Georgia's territory presently comprising Alabama and Mississippi. The state's western border runs in a straight line south-southeastward from a point southwest of Chattanooga, to meet the Chattahoochee River near West Point. It continues downriver to the point where it joins the Flint River (the confluence of the two forming Florida's Apalachicola River); the southern border goes almost due east and very slightly south, in a straight line to the St. Mary's River, which then forms the remainder of the boundary back to the ocean. The water boundaries are still set to be the original thalweg of the rivers. Since then, several have been inundated by lakes created by dams, including the Apalachicola/Chattahoochee/Flint point now under Lake Seminole. The majority of the state is primarily a humid subtropical climate. Hot and humid summers are typical, except at the highest elevations. The entire state, including the North Georgia mountains, receives moderate to heavy precipitation, which varies from 45 inches (1143 mm) in central Georgia to approximately 75 inches (1905 mm) around the northeast part of the state.

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