|City of Atlanta|
Downtown Atlanta seen from Bank of America Plaza.
Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties and the state of Georgia
|City of Atlanta||1847|
|- Mayor||Shirley Franklin (D)|
|- City||132. Fulton County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. DeKalb County is located in the US state of Georgia. In 2000 the population of the County was 686712 The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The political units and divisions of the United States include The 50 states (four of these being officially styled as Commonwealths) which are typically The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule The US state of Georgia is divided into 159 counties. Under the Georgia Constitution, counties are granted Home rule to deal with Fulton County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. DeKalb County is located in the US state of Georgia. In 2000 the population of the County was 686712 A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Shirley Clarke Franklin (born May 10 1945) is an American politician a member of the Democratic Party, and since January 7 The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status 4 sq mi (343. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 0 km²)|
|- Land||131. To help compare different Orders of magnitude and geographical regions we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km² 8 sq mi (341. 2 km²)|
|- Water||0. 7 sq mi (1. 8 km²)|
|- Urban||1,962. 9 sq mi (5,083. 9 km²)|
|- Metro||8,376 sq mi (21,693. 7 km²)|
|Elevation||738-1,050 ft (225-320 m)|
|- Density||3,690. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 5/sq mi (1,220. 5/km²)|
|- Metro||5,138,233 (9th Largest)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||404, 678, 770|
|GNIS feature ID||0351615|
|Major Airport||Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport- ATL (Major/International)|
Atlanta (pronounced /ətˈlæntə/) is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Georgia as well as the core city of the ninth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas|Table of United States Core Based Statistical AreasIn the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB has produced The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 404 covers Atlanta and its immediate Neighbors roughly within Interstate 285. 678 is a Telephone Area code assigned to metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia and its Suburbs and exurbs. 770 is a Telephone Area code in the NANP, assigned to metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia 's Suburbs and Exurbs It Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas|Table of United States Core Based Statistical AreasIn the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB has produced The United States of America —commonly referred to as the It is the county seat of Fulton County, although a small portion of the city extends into DeKalb County. A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Fulton County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. DeKalb County is located in the US state of Georgia. In 2000 the population of the County was 686712 As of July 2006, the city of Atlanta had a population of 486,411 and a metropolitan population of 5,138,223. July 2006 was a month with thirty-one days The following events also occurred during the month  Residents of the city are known as Atlantans.
Atlanta has in recent years undergone a transition from a city of regional commerce to a city of international influence.  Between 2000 and 2006, the metropolitan area grew by 20. 5%, making it the fastest growing metropolitan area in the nation.  Atlanta is sometimes considered a poster child for cities worldwide experiencing rapid growth and urban sprawl, though the city has recently been commended by bodies such as the Environmental Protection Agency for its eco-friendly policies. For the 2004 film please see Poster Boy For the Street Artist please see Posterchild (street artist embodiment|epitome|archetype The phrase Urban sprawl, also known as suburban sprawl, is the spreading of a city and its Suburbs over rural land at the fringe of an urban area 
On December 21, 1836 the Georgia General Assembly voted to build the Western and Atlantic Railroad to provide a trade route to the Midwest. Events 69 - The end of the Year of the four emperors: Following Galba, Otho and Vitellius, Vespasian Year 1836 ( MDCCCXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap The Georgia General Assembly is the state legislature of the U The Western and Atlantic Railroad (W&A is a historic railroad that operated in the southeastern United States from Atlanta, Georgia (map to Chattanooga  Following the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation between 1838 and 1839 the newly depopulated area was opened for the construction of a railroad. The Trail of Tears was the forced relocation of Native Americans from their homelands to Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma in the Western United States The Cherokee (ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ a-ni-yv-wi-ya, in the Cherokee language) are a people native to North America, who at the time of European contact The area around the eastern terminus to the line began to develop first. By 1842, the settlement had six buildings and 30 residents and the town was renamed "Marthasville".  After a few renames, the Chief Engineer of the Georgia Railroad, J. Edgar Thomson, suggested that the area be renamed "Atlantica-Pacifica", which was quickly shortened to "Atlanta". John Edgar Thomson ( February 10 1808 – May 27 1874) was an American Civil engineer, railroad executive and Industrialist  The residents approved, and the town was incorporated as "Atlanta" on December 29, 1847. Events 1170 - Thomas Becket: Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II Year 1847 ( MDCCCXLVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common 
As more railroads were constructed, the town experienced a small boom, reaching 2,500 in population. As a social-economic system slavery is a legal institution under which a Person (called "a slave" is compelled to work for another In 1848, the first mayor was elected, the first homicide occurred and the first jail was built. Sidewalks were constructed and a town marshal appointed. By 1854 another railroad connected Atlanta to LaGrange, and the town grew to 7,741 by 1860. LaGrange is a City in Troup County, Georgia, United States. It is named after the country estate near Paris of the Marquis de 
During the American Civil War, Atlanta served as an important railroad and military supply hub. Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South In 1864, the city became the target of a major Union invasion. The Atlanta Campaign was a series of battles fought in the Western Theater throughout northwest Georgia and the area around Atlanta Georgia, The area now covered by Atlanta was the scene of several battles, including the Battle of Peachtree Creek, the Battle of Atlanta, and the Battle of Ezra Church. The Battle of Peachtree Creek was fought in Georgia on July 20 1864, as part of the Atlanta Campaign in the American Civil War Background In the Atlanta Campaign Maj Gen William Tecumseh Sherman commanded the Union forces of the Western Theater. Battle Sherman's army stretched in an inverted U around the northern defenses of Atlanta On September 1, 1864, Confederate General John Bell Hood evacuated Atlanta after a four-month siege mounted by Union General William T. Sherman and ordered all public buildings and possible Confederate assets destroyed. Events 462 - Possible start of first Byzantine indiction cycle. Year 1864 ( MDCCCLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, and CSA) formed as the government set up from 1861 John Bell Hood ( June 1 or June 29, 1831 &ndash August 30, 1879) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War The next day, Mayor James Calhoun surrendered the city, and on September 7 Sherman ordered the civilian population to evacuate. This article describes an Atlanta GA mayor A different James Calhoun (1743–1816 was a mayor of Baltimore MD James M Events 1251 BC - A Solar eclipse on this date might mark the birth of legendary Heracles at Thebes Greece. He then ordered Atlanta burned to the ground on November 11 in preparation for his march south, though spared the city's churches and hospitals. Events 308 - The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare 
The rebuilding of the city — immortalized by the phoenix and motto "Resurgens" (Latin for "rising again") on the city seal — was gradual. The phoenix ( Ancient Greek: Φοῖνιξ phoínix is a mythical sacred firebird in ancient mythologies starting with the Greek and later the Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. From 1867 until 1888, U. S. Army soldiers occupied McPherson Barracks in southwest Atlanta to ensure Reconstruction era reforms. In the History of the United States, " Reconstruction " refers to the time between 1863 and 1877 when the U To help the newly freed slaves, the Federal Government's Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Land (Freedmen's Bureau] worked in tandem with a number of freedmen's aid organizations, especially the American Missionary Association (A. M. A. ). The A. M. A. established two well-respected black schools by 1866 (Storrs School and Summer Hill School) which became part of the Atlanta public schools in 1872. It also created the Washburn Orphanage to aid homeless children and launched the charter for Atlanta University in 1867, the first of several historically black colleges in Atlanta, in part to begin the training of black teachers. The First Congregational Church of Atlanta was begun as a collaboration between whites, especially Northerners of the A. M. A. and Atlanta's freedmen; today its congregation still celebrates their Reconstruction-era roots.
In 1868, Atlanta became the fifth city to serve as the state capital.  Henry W. Grady, the editor of the Atlanta Constitution, promoted the city to investors as a city of the "New South", one built on a modern economy, less reliant on agriculture. Henry Woodfin Grady ( May 24 1850 – December 23 1889) was a Journalist and Orator who helped reintegrate the states The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the only major daily Newspaper in Atlanta Georgia, USA and its suburbs. In the 1880s Georgia School of Technology and Atlanta Hospital were founded. The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, or Tech, is a public, Coeducational Research university in 
As Atlanta grew, ethnic and racial tensions mounted. The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 left at least 27 dead and over seventy injured. The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 was a mass Civil disturbance in Atlanta Georgia, USA which began the evening of September 22nd and lasted until In 1913, Leo Frank, a Jewish supervisor at a factory in Atlanta was put on trial for raping and murdering a thirteen-year old white employee from a suburb of Atlanta, ultimately resulting in Frank's lynching. Leo Max Frank ( 17 April 1884 - 17 August 1915) was an American Jew convicted of the rape and murder of a young girl
With the entry of the United States into World War II, soldiers from around the Southeastern United States went through Atlanta to train and later be discharged at Fort McPherson. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The US Southeast is the eastern portion of the Southern United States, but the Census Bureau does not provide a standard definition of a "Southeast" region War-related manufacturing such as the Bell Aircraft factory in the suburb of Marietta helped boost the city's population and economy. The Bell Aircraft Corporation was an Aircraft manufacturer of the United States, a builder of several types of Fighter aircraft for World War Marietta is a City located in central Cobb County Georgia, and is its County seat. Shortly after the war, the Communicable Disease Center (CDC) was founded in Atlanta. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (or CDC) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services based in unincorporated 
In the wake of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, which helped usher in the Civil Rights Movement, racial tensions in Atlanta began to express themselves in acts of violence. The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, 347 US 483 (1954 was a Landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court, which overturned earlier See also Protests of 1968 Historically the civil rights movement was a concentrated period of time around the world of approximately twenty years (1960-1980 in On October 12, 1958, a Reform Jewish temple on Peachtree Street was bombed; the synagogue's rabbi, Jacob Rothschild, was an outspoken advocate of integration. Events 539 BC - The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon. Year 1958 ( MCMLVIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Temple, a Reform Jewish temple located on Peachtree Street in Atlanta Georgia, and known simply as "the Temple"  A group of anti-Semitic white supremacists calling themselves the "Confederate Underground" claimed responsibility.
In the 1960s, Atlanta was a major organizing center of the US Civil Rights Movement, with Dr. Martin Luther King and students from Atlanta's historically black colleges and universities playing major roles in the movement's leadership. The American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968 refers to the reform movements in the United States aimed at abolishing racial discrimination against African Martin Luther King Jr ( January 15, 1929 April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, Activist and prominent leader Two of the most important civil rights organizations -- SCLC and SNCC -- had their national headquarters in Atlanta. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference ( SCLC) is an American Civil rights organization The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (or SNCC, pronounced "snick" was one of the principal organizations of the American Civil Rights Movement In April of 1960 black students published "AN APPEAL FOR HUMAN RIGHTS" condemning segregation and laying the justification for direct action against it. A wave of sit-ins followed resulting in almost 100 arrests. A sit-in or sit-down is a form of direct action that involves one or more persons nonviolently occupying an area for a Protest, often to promote political social  On October 19, 1960, sit-ins at the lunch counters of several Atlanta department stores led to the arrest of Dr. Events 202 BCE - The Battle of Zama results in the defeat of Carthage and Hannibal. Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. King and more than 50 students, drawing attention from the national media and from presidential candidate John F. Kennedy. John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29 1917&ndashNovember 22 1963 often referred to by his initials JFK, was the thirty-fifth President of  Sit-ins and other forms of student-led protests against various forms of segregation at both commercial and public venues such as the City Hall cafeteria and Atlanta airport continued until passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Origins The bill was introduced by President John F Kennedy in his civil rights speech of June 11 1963, in which he asked for legislation "giving
Despite these incidents, Atlanta's political and business leaders labored to foster Atlanta's image as "the city too busy to hate". In 1961, Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. became one of the few Southern white mayors to support desegregation of Atlanta's public schools. Ivan Allen Jr ( March 15, 1911 - July 2, 2003) was a US Political figure most notable for serving two terms as mayor 
During the Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta claimed to stand apart from southern cities that supported segregation, touting itself as "The City Too Busy to Hate. The American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968 refers to the reform movements in the United States aimed at abolishing racial discrimination against African " That characterization was sharply disputed by many Atlanta blacks, particularly student activists at Atlanta's black colleges and universities who from 1960 to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 waged a determined effort to desegregate public facilities through nonviolent direct action such as sit-ins and marches. Origins The bill was introduced by President John F Kennedy in his civil rights speech of June 11 1963, in which he asked for legislation "giving A sit-in or sit-down is a form of direct action that involves one or more persons nonviolently occupying an area for a Protest, often to promote political social 
The city's progressive civil rights record, growing economy and existing population of blacks made it increasingly popular as a relocation destination for black Americans after 1970 in the New Great Migration. Great Migration (African American The New Great Migration (African American is the term for demographic changes from 1965-present that are a reversal of the previous 35-year trend Blacks demonstrated growing political influence with election of the first African-American mayor in 1973. They became a majority in the city during the late 20th century but suburbanization, rising prices, a booming economy and new migrants have decreased their percentage in the city from a high of 66. 8 percent in 1990 to about 54 percent in 2004. New immigrants such as Latinos and Asians are also altering city demographics.  .
In 1990, Atlanta was selected as the site for the Centennial Olympic Games 1996 Summer Olympics. The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially known as the Centennial Olympics, were an International Following the announcement, Atlanta undertook several major construction projects to improve the city's parks, sports facilities, and transportation. Atlanta became the third American city to host the Summer Olympics, after St. Louis and Los Angeles. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The games themselves were marred by numerous organizational inefficiencies as well as the Centennial Olympic Park bombing. The Centennial Olympic Park bombing was a terrorist Bombing on July 27, 1996 in Atlanta Georgia during the 1996 Summer 
On March 14, 2008, at approximately 9:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time, a category EF2 tornado hit downtown Atlanta with winds up to 135 mph (217 kph). Events 1489 - The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America The Enhanced Fujita Scale, or EF Scale, is the scale for rating the strength of Tornadoes in the United States estimated via the damage they cause A tornado is a violent rotating column of air which is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a Cumulonimbus cloud or in rare cases the base of a Cumulus The tornado caused damage to Philips Arena, the Georgia Dome, Centennial Olympic Park, the CNN Center and the Georgia World Congress Center. Philips Arena is an indoor arena in Atlanta Georgia. Completed in 1999 at a cost of $213 The Georgia Dome is a domed stadium located in Atlanta Georgia that is owned and operated by the State of Georgia Centennial Olympic Park is a 21 acre (85000 m² public Park located in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA that is owned and operated The CNN Center is the world headquarters of the Cable News Network (CNN The Georgia World Congress Center or GWCC is the major Convention center in Atlanta. It also damaged the nearby neighborhoods of Vine City to the west and Cabbagetown, and Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills to the east. Cabbagetown is a neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia ( USA) located south of Inman Park, east of Oakland Cemetery, north of Early history The beginnings of the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills can be traced to Atlanta in 1868 when Jacob Elsas an Immigrant of German Jewish descent who had recently While there were dozens of injuries, only one fatality was reported.  City officials warned it could take months to clear the devastation left by the tornado. 
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 343. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 0 km² (132 sq mi). 341. 2 km² (132 sq mi) of it is land and 1. 8 km² (1 sq mi) of it is water. The total area is 0. 51% water. At about 1,050 feet (320 m) above mean sea level (the airport is 1,010 feet (308 m)), Atlanta sits atop a ridge south of the Chattahoochee River. A ridge is a geological feature that features a continuous elevational crest for some distance The Chattahoochee River runs from the Chattahoochee Spring in the Appalachian Mountains of northeastern Georgia, near the Carolinas to the southwestward Atlanta has the highest average elevation of any major city east of Denver. The City and County of Denver (pronounced /ˈdɛnvɚ/ is the Capital and the most populous city of Colorado, in the United States
The Eastern Continental Divide line enters Atlanta from the south, proceeding to downtown. The Eastern Divide or Eastern Continental Divide (ECD is a Continental divide in the United States that separates the Gulf of Mexico and From downtown, the divide line runs eastward along DeKalb Avenue and the CSX rail lines through Decatur.  Rainwater that falls on the south and east side runs eventually into the Atlantic Ocean while rainwater on the north and west side of the divide runs into the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico ( Spanish: Golfo de México) is the ninth largest Body of water in the world 
The latter is via the Chattahoochee River, part of the ACF River Basin, and from which Atlanta and many of its neighbors draw most of their water. The Chattahoochee River runs from the Chattahoochee Spring in the Appalachian Mountains of northeastern Georgia, near the Carolinas to the southwestward The ACF River Basin is the watershed of the Apalachicola / Chattahoochee / Flint River Basin in the United States, that Being at the far northwestern edge of the city, much of the river's natural habitat is still preserved, in part by the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area preserves a series of sites between Atlanta Georgia and Lake Sidney Lanier along the Chattahoochee River Downstream however, excessive water use during droughts and pollution during floods has been a source of contention and legal battles with neighboring states Alabama and Florida. Alabama (formally the State of Alabama;) is a State located in the southern region of the United States of America. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the 
Atlanta has a humid subtropical climate, (Cfa) according to the Köppen classification, with hot, humid summers and mild to chilly winters by the standards of the United States. Humid subtropical climate ( Köppen Cfa or Cwa) is a climate zone characterized by hot humid summers and chilly to mild winters The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems It was developed by Wladimir Köppen, a German climatologist The United States of America —commonly referred to as the July highs average 88 °F (31 °C) or above, and low average 67 °F (19 °C).  Infrequently, temperatures can even exceed 100 °F (38 °C). The highest temperature recorded in the city is 105 °F (41 °C), reached in July, 1980.  January is the coldest month, with an average high of 50 °F (10 °C), and low of 29 °F (−2 °C).  Warm fronts can bring springlike temperatures in the 60s and 70s in winter, and Arctic air masses can drop temperatures into the teens as well. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −9 °F (−23 °C) in February 1899.  A close second was −8 °F (−22 °C), reached in January 1985. 
Like the rest of the southeastern U. S. , Atlanta receives abundant rainfall, which is relatively evenly distributed throughout the year. Average annual rainfall is 50. 2 inches (1,275 mm).  An average year sees frost on 36 days; snowfall averages about 2 inches (5 cm) annually. The heaviest single storm brought 10 inches (25 cm) on January 23, 1940. Events 393 - Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  Frequent ice storms can cause more problems than snow; the most severe such storm may have occurred on January 7, 1973. An ice storm is a type of Winter storm characterized by Freezing rain. Events 1325 - Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal. 1558 - France takes Calais, the last continental Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. 
|Weather averages for Atlanta, Georgia|
|Record high °F (°C)||79 (26)||80 (27)||89 (32)||93 (34)||97 (36)||102 (39)||105 (41)||102 (39)||102 (39)||95 (35)||84 (29)||79 (26)|
|Average high °F (°C)||52 (11)||57 (14)||65 (18)||73 (23)||80 (27)||87 (31)||89 (32)||88 (31)||82 (28)||73 (23)||63 (17)||55 (13)|
|Average low °F (°C)||33 (1)||37 (3)||44 (7)||50 (10)||59 (15)||67 (19)||71 (22)||70 (21)||64 (18)||53 (12)||44 (7)||36 (2)|
|Record low °F (°C)||-8 (-22)||-9 (-23)||10 (-12)||25 (-4)||37 (3)||39 (4)||53 (12)||55 (13)||36 (2)||28 (-2)||3 (-16)||0 (-18)|
|Precipitation inches (mm)||5. In Meteorology, precipitation (also known as one class of hydrometeors, which are atmospheric water phenomena is any product of the condensation of atmospheric 03 (127. 8)||4. 68 (118. 9)||5. 38 (136. 7)||3. 62 (91. 9)||3. 95 (100. 3)||3. 63 (92. 2)||5. 12 (130)||3. 67 (93. 2)||4. 09 (103. 9)||3. 11 (79)||4. 10 (104. 1)||3. 82 (97)|
|Source: The Weather Channel 2008-03-23|
In 2007, the American Lung Association ranked Atlanta as having the 13th highest level of particle pollution in the United States The combination of pollution and pollen levels, and uninsured citizens caused the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America to name Atlanta as the worst American city for asthma sufferers to live in. 
Atlanta's skyline is punctuated with highrise and midrise buildings of modern and postmodern vintage. Its tallest landmark – the Bank of America Plaza – is the 29th-tallest building in the world at 1,023 feet (312 m). The Bank of America Plaza is a Skyscraper located in Midtown Atlanta. These are lists of Skyscrapers, ranked by structural height (vertical elevation from the base to the highest architectural or integral structural element of the It is also the tallest building in the United States outside of Chicago and New York City. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. The City of New York 
The city's highrises are clustered in three districts in the city — Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead. Midtown Atlanta is a district in Atlanta Georgia, situated between the commercial and financial district of Downtown to the south and the affluent residential  (there are two more major suburban clusters, Perimeter Center to the north and Cumberland/Vinings to the northwest). Perimeter Center is a major Edge city within Metro Atlanta. It is located north-northeast of Atlanta proper and is centered on Perimeter Mall The Cumberland area (also known as Cumberland/Galleria of the seminal office park that spurred its growth is a modern Edge city of Atlanta Georgia with approximately Vinings is a Census-designated place and an unincorporated Town in Cobb County, Georgia, just across the Chattahoochee River The central business district, clustered around the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel – one of the tallest buildings in Atlanta at the time of its completion in 1967 – also includes the newer 191 Peachtree Tower, Westin Peachtree Plaza, SunTrust Plaza, Georgia-Pacific Tower, and the buildings of Peachtree Center. 191 Peachtree Tower is the fourth tallest Skyscraper in Atlanta Georgia. The Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel is a Skyscraper and Hotel in downtown Atlanta Georgia, adjacent to the Peachtree Center complex SunTrust Plaza (originally known as One Peachtree Center) is a Skyscraper in Downtown Atlanta. Georgia-Pacific Tower is a 697-foot (212 m tall Skyscraper in Downtown Atlanta. Peachtree Center is a multi-block area located in the Central business district of Atlanta, Georgia. Midtown Atlanta, farther north, developed rapidly after the completion of One Atlantic Center in 1987. Midtown Atlanta is a district in Atlanta Georgia, situated between the commercial and financial district of Downtown to the south and the affluent residential One Atlantic Center, also known as the IBM Tower, is a Skyscraper located in Midtown Atlanta.
Businesses continue to move into the Midtown district.  The district's newest tower, 1180 Peachtree, opened there in 2006 at a height of 645 feet (197 m), and achieved a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification that year from the U. S. Green Building Council. Atlanta has been in the midst of a construction and retail boom, with over 60 new highrise or midrise buildings either proposed or under construction as of April 19, 2006.  October 2005 marked the opening of Atlantic Station, a former brownfield steel plant site redeveloped into a mixed-use urban district. This article describes a recently developed mixed-use neighborhood in Atlanta Georgia In early 2006, Mayor Franklin set in motion a plan to make the 14-block stretch of Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta (nicknamed "Midtown Mile") a street-level shopping destination envisioned to rival Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive or Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Peachtree Street is the main north-south Street of Atlanta Georgia. Rodeo Drive of Beverly Hills, California is a shopping district famous for Designer label and Haute couture fashion 
In spite of civic efforts such as the opening of Centennial Olympic Park in downtown in 1996, Atlanta ranks near last in area of park land per capita among cities of similar population density, with 8. Centennial Olympic Park is a 21 acre (85000 m² public Park located in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA that is owned and operated 9 acres per thousand residents (36 m²/resident) in 2005.  The city has a reputation, however, as a "city of trees" or a "city in a forest"; beyond the central Atlanta and Buckhead business districts, the skyline gives way to a sometimes dense canopy of woods that spreads into the suburbs. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta has planted and distributed over 68,000 shade trees. Trees Atlanta is a Non-profit organization in Atlanta, Georgia, United States that seeks to preserve and Protect the city's trees 
The city's northern section, Buckhead, is consistently ranked as one of the most affluent communities in the United States. Buckhead is an Uptown District within the city of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  Since the opening of the intown segment of the Georgia 400 tollway, which linked the district to the city superhighway system in 1993, Buckhead has developed a dense commercial district, clustered around the high-end retail centers at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza and including a growing number of office buildings and residential highrises, some in the 40+ story range. Georgia State Route 400 (known commonly as Georgia 400 or just 400) is a Highway in the U A toll road, (also known as a tollway, turnpike, pike, or toll highway, especially if it is constructed to Freeway standards Lenox Square, owned by the Simon Property Group, is a Shopping mall located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta Georgia, in the Phipps Plaza, owned by Simon Property Group, is an 821000 square foot (76000 m² mall in Buckhead, Atlanta and Lenox Square 's sister-mall The Mansion on Peachtree, a 42 Story Luxury Hotel and Condominium tower will open in Early 2008 and the 50 story 3344 Peachtree/Sovereign, planned to reach 660 feet (201 m), is due for completion in late 2007. 
The edge cities clustered around Perimeter Mall and Cumberland Mall have distinct skylines of their own. Perimeter Mall is a super-regional shopping mall in the affluent suburb of Dunwoody, just north of Atlanta, near the Highway interchange Cumberland Mall, located in the Cumberland district of Metropolitan Atlanta near the suburbs of Smyrna and Vinings, opened on August The Concourse at Landmark Center, located near Perimeter Mall in Sandy Springs, includes a pair of buildings called the King and Queen that each measure 570 feet (174 m) in total height. Built in phases between 1984 and 1991 the Concourse at Landmark Center is a Real estate development in Metro Atlanta 's Perimeter Center
Unlike many other Southern cities such as Charleston, Savannah, and New Orleans, Atlanta chose not to retain its historic Old South architectural characteristics. The Architecture of Atlanta has seen works by most major US firms and some of the more prominent architects of the 20th century including Michael Graves, Richard Instead, Atlanta viewed itself as the leading city of a progressive "New South" and opted for expressive modern structures.  The Architecture of Atlanta has seen works by most major U.S. firms and some of the more prominent architects of the 20th century, including Michael Graves, Richard Meier, Renzo Piano, and soon, Santiago Calatrava and David Chipperfield. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Michael Graves (born July 9, 1934) is an American Architect. Identified as one of The New York Five, Graves has become a household name For the American urban planner see Richard L Meier Richard Meier (born October 12 1934 in Newark New Jersey) Renzo Piano (born September 14 1937) is a world renowned Italian Santiago Calatrava Valls (born July 28, 1951) is an internationally recognized and award-winning Valencian Spanish Architect, David Chipperfield CBE (born 1953 is an English architect born in London. Atlanta's most notable hometown architect may be John Portman whose creation of the atrium hotel beginning with the Hyatt Regency Atlanta (1967) made a significant mark on the hospitality sector. John C Portman Jr (born December 4, 1924) is an American Architect and Real estate developer known for creation of the multi-storied The Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Georgia was constructed in 1967 The John Portman designed building was the original Hyatt Regency property was the first hotel centered around A graduate of Georgia Tech's College of Architecture, Portman's work reshaped downtown Atlanta with his designs for the Atlanta Merchandise Mart, Peachtree Center, the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, and SunTrust Plaza. The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, or Tech, is a public, Coeducational Research university in The College of Architecture ( COA) at the Georgia Institute of Technology was established in 1908 as the Department of Architecture Programs Departments AmericasMart was designed by John C Portman and constructed in 1957 in Atlanta Georgia. Peachtree Center is a multi-block area located in the Central business district of Atlanta, Georgia. The Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel is a Skyscraper and Hotel in downtown Atlanta Georgia, adjacent to the Peachtree Center complex SunTrust Plaza (originally known as One Peachtree Center) is a Skyscraper in Downtown Atlanta.
As of July 2006, the Atlanta metropolitan area had an estimated population of 5,138,223.  According to the 2000 census, there were 416,474 people (486,411 in the July 2006 estimate), 168,147 households, and 83,232 families residing in the city proper. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 3,161 people per square mile (1,221/km²). Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume There were 186,925 housing units at an average density of 1,419/sq mi (548/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 59. 39% African American (Black), 33. 22% White, 2. 93% Asian, 0. 18% Native American, 0. 04% Pacific Islander, 1. 99% from other races, and 1. 24% from two or more races. 6. 49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Hispanic and Latino Americans are Americans of Hispanic or Latino descent, which comprises ancestry or origins in Hispanic America  The city also has the third highest percentage (12. 8%) of gay, lesbian, and bisexual couples among the fifty largest cities in the United States. 
There were 168,147 households out of which 22. 4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 24. 5% were married couples living together, 20. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50. 5% were non-families. 38. 5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8. 3% had someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 30 and the average family size was 3. 16.
In the city the population was spread out with 22. 3% under the age of 18, 13. 3% from 18 to 24, 35. 2% from 25 to 44, 19. 4% from 45 to 64, and 9. 7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98. 6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97. 6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $51,482 and the median income for a family was $55,939. Males had a median income of $36,162 compared to $30,178 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,772, and 24. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country 4% of the population and 21. 3% of families were below the poverty line, including 38. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 8% of those under the age of 18 and 20. 7% of those 65 and older.
According to a 2000 daytime population estimate by the Census Bureau, over 250,000 more people commuted to Atlanta on any given workday, boosting the city's estimated daytime population to 676,431. This is an increase of 62. 4% over Atlanta's resident population, making it the largest gain in daytime population in the country among cities with fewer than 500,000 residents.
Atlanta is also home to the fastest growing millionaire population in the United States. The number of households in Atlanta with $1 million or more in investable assets, not including primary residence and consumable goods, will increase 69% through 2011, to approximately 103,000 households. 
There are over 1,000 places of worship within the city of Atlanta. North Avenue in Atlanta is a major street dividing Downtown Atlanta from Midtown.  Protestant Christian faiths are well represented in Atlanta, the city historically being a major center for traditional Southern denominations such as the Southern Baptist Convention, the United Methodist Church, and the Presbyterian Church (USA). Protestantism refers to the forms of Christian faith and practice that originated in the 16th century Protestant Reformation. The Southern Baptist Convention ( SBC) is a United States -based mostly conservative Christian denomination The United Methodist Church is the largest Methodist denomination and the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States. The Presbyterian Church (USA or PC (USA is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the United States. There are a large number of "mega churches" in the area, especially in suburban areas, with congregations numbering in the thousands; Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Buckhead is the largest congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
As the see of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, Atlanta serves as the metropolitan see for the Province of Atlanta. An episcopal see is the ecclesiastical domain of authority of a Bishop. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta is an ecclesiastical territory or Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Southern United States. In Hierarchical Christian churches the rank of metropolitan bishop, or simply metropolitan, pertains to the Diocesan bishop or The archdiocesan cathedral is the Cathedral of Christ the King and the current archbishop is the Most Rev. Wilton D. Gregory. Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta was built in the 1930s Wilton Daniel Gregory (born December 7, 1947) is a Prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. The Catholic population of metropolitan Atlanta and northern Georgia grew to 650,000 in 2006, boosted in recent years by Hispanic immigrants (especially in smaller Georgia communities) and migration from elsewhere in the U. Hispanic (hispano hispánico hispânico Hispānus adjective from ''Hispānia'', the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically S.  As of 2007 the Archdiocese of Atlanta included 84 parishes.  Also located in the metropolitan area are several Eastern Catholic parishes. This article refers to Eastern Churches in full communion with the Holy See 
Atlanta is also the see of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, which includes all of northern Georgia, much of middle Georgia and the Chattahoochee River valley of western Georgia. The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta is the Diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America, with jurisdiction over middle and north Georgia The Chattahoochee River runs from the Chattahoochee Spring in the Appalachian Mountains of northeastern Georgia, near the Carolinas to the southwestward This Diocese is headquartered at the Cathedral of St Philip in Buckhead and is led by the Right Reverend J. Neil Alexander. The Cathedral of Saint Philip, also known as St Philip Cathedral or St The Right Reverend (abbreviations The Rt Revd The Rt Rev'd The Rt Rev The Right Reverend John Neil Alexander is the 9th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, being elected to that office March 31, 2001 
Atlanta serves as headquarters for several regional church bodies also. The Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, consisting of churches in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee, maintains offices in downtown Atlanta; ELCA parishes are numerous throughout the metro area. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ( ELCA) is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago Illinois. Alabama (formally the State of Alabama;) is a State located in the southern region of the United States of America. Mississippi ( is a state located in the Deep South of the United States Tennessee ( is a state located in the Southern United States. A smaller but influential group is the Southeast Conference, United Church of Christ, headquartered in Midtown and serving churches in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and central and eastern Tennessee. The Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ is the regional body of the United Church of Christ within the states of Alabama, northwestern There are eight United Church of Christ congregations in the Atlanta metro area, one of which, First Congregational in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood, is noted for being the church with which former mayor Andrew Young is affiliated. The United Church of Christ ( UCC) is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination principally in the United States, The Sweet Auburn Historic District is a historic African-American neighborhood along Auburn Avenue in Atlanta Georgia.
Traditional African-American denominations such as the National Baptist Convention and the African Methodist Episcopal Church are strongly represented in the area. The African Methodist Episcopal Church, usually called the " AME Church " is a Christian denomination founded by Bishop Richard Allen in Philadelphia These churches have several seminaries that form the Interdenominational Theological Center complex in the Atlanta University Center. The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC is a consortium of Denominational Seminaries located in Atlanta Georgia. The Atlanta University Center is the largest contiguous Consortium of African-American Higher education in the United States of America.
The city also hosts the Greek Orthodox Annunciation Cathedral, the see of Metropolis of Atlanta and its bishop, Alexios. The Greek Orthodox Church ( Greek: Ἑλληνορθόδοξη Ἐκκλησία Hellēnorthódoxē Ekklēsía) is formed by several autocephalous churches There are at least eleven Orthodox parishes in Atlanta, including Greek, Russian, Carpatho-Russian, Orthodox Church in America, Antiochian, Serbian, Ukrainian and Romanian. The Eastern Orthodox Church is the second largest single Christian Communion in the world The Orthodox Church in America ( OCA) is an autocephalous Eastern Orthodox Church in North America. The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (often referred to in North America simply as the Antiochian Archdiocese) is the sole jurisdiction of the The Serbian Orthodox Church ( Serbian: Српска Православна Црква / Srpska Pravoslavna Crkva; СПЦ / SPC) or the The Romanian Orthodox Church ( Biserica Ortodoxă Română in Romanian) is a Autocephalous Eastern Orthodox church
The headquarters for The Salvation Army's United States Southern Territory is located in Atlanta. The Salvation Army is a Christian charity and church that is internally organised like a military service.  The denomination has eight churches, numerous social service centers, and youth clubs located throughout the Atlanta area. The city also has a temple of the Church of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A temple (from the Latin word Templum) is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual activities such as prayer and sacrifice or analogous rites The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the fourth largest Christian denomination in the United States and the largest and most well-known
Metropolitan Atlanta is also home to a vibrant Jewish community estimated to include 120,000 individuals in 61,300 households.  This study places Atlanta's Jewish population as the 11th largest in the United States, up from 17th largest in 1996.  There is also an estimated 75,000 Muslims in the area and approximately 35 mosques. A Muslim (مسلم pronounced Muslim, not Muzlim) is an adherent of the Religion A "mosque" in English refers to all types of buildings dedicated for Islamic worship although there is a distinction in Arabic between the smaller privately owned mosque and the larger  In addition, the greater Atlanta area is home to over 69,000 Asian Indians within approximately 39,300 households. Indian Americans are Americans who are of Indian ancestry The U  Recently, two Hindu temples have been built in the southwest suburbs to meet the growing community needs. A Hindu temple or Mandir ( Sanskrit: मंदिर is a house of worship for Hindus followers of Hinduism.
One of seven American cities classified as Gamma world cities, Atlanta ranks third in the number of Fortune 500 companies headquartered within city boundaries, behind New York City and Houston. Please do not add the complete list of fortune 500 companies The list is copyrighted by Fortune which makes money by selling the content The City of New York  Several major national and international companies are headquartered in Atlanta or its nearby suburbs, including three Fortune 100 companies: The Coca-Cola Company, Home Depot, and United Parcel Service in adjacent Sandy Springs. The Coca-Cola Company ( is the world's largest beverage company largest manufacturer distributor and marketer of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and Syrups in the world The Home Depot ( is an American Retailer of Home improvement and construction products and services United Parcel Service Inc ( commonly referred to as UPS, is one of the world's largest Package delivery companies Sandy Springs is a newly incorporated city incorporated in December 2005 The headquarters of AT&T Mobility (formerly Cingular Wireless), the largest mobile phone service provider in the United States, can be found a short distance inside the Perimeter beside Georgia State Route 400. AT&T Mobility LLC (usually branded AT&T, and formerly named Cingular Wireless LLC) is the wholly owned wireless subsidiary of AT&T Inc Georgia State Route 400 (known commonly as Georgia 400 or just 400) is a Highway in the U  Newell Rubbermaid is one of the most recent companies to relocate to the metro area; in October 2006, it announced plans to move its headquarters to Sandy Springs.  Other headquarters for some major companies in Atlanta and around the metro area include Arby's, Chick-Fil-A, Earthlink, Equifax, Georgia-Pacific, Oxford Industries, Southern Company, SunTrust Banks, and Waffle House. Arby's is a Fast food Restaurant chain in the United States and Canada that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wendy's/Arby's Group Chick-fil-A (pronounced) is a Restaurant chain headquartered in Atlanta Georgia, that specializes in chicken Entrees It is the second-biggest EarthLink ( is an Internet service provider headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Equifax Inc ( is a Consumer credit reporting agency in the United States, considered one of the three largest American credit agencies along with Experian Financial Oxford Industries Inc ( is a clothing retailer in the United States that specializes in High-end clothing and apparel Southern Company ( headquartered in Atlanta Georgia, is currently the eighth largest utility company in the world, the second largest in the U SunTrust Banks Inc ( is an American Bank holding company. The largest subsidiary is SunTrust Bank Waffle House is a Restaurant chain with over 1500 stores found in 25 states in the United States. Over 75% of the Fortune 1000 companies have a presence in the Atlanta area, and the region hosts offices of about 1,250 multinational corporations. Please do not add the complete list of fortune 1000 companies
Delta Air Lines is the city's largest employer and the metro area's third largest. Delta Air Lines Inc ( is a United States Airline based and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.  Delta operates the world's largest airline hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and, together with the hub of competing carrier AirTran Airways, has helped make Hartsfield-Jackson the world's busiest airport, both in terms of passenger traffic and aircraft operations. AirTran Airways is a low-cost Airline that is a Delaware corporation with headquarters in Orlando, Florida, USA and The airport, since its construction in the 1950s, has served as a key engine of Atlanta's economic growth. 
Atlanta has a sizable financial sector. SunTrust Banks, the seventh largest bank by asset holdings in the United States, has its home office on Peachtree Street in downtown. SunTrust Banks Inc ( is an American Bank holding company. The largest subsidiary is SunTrust Bank  The Federal Reserve System has a district headquarters in Atlanta; the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, which oversees much of the deep South, relocated from downtown to midtown in 2001. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is responsible for the 6th District of the Federal Reserve, which covers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and parts The Deep South is a descriptive category of cultural and geographic subregions in the American South.  Wachovia announced plans in August 2006 to place its new credit-card division in Atlanta, and city, state and civic leaders harbor long-term hopes of having the city serve as the home of the secretariat of a future Free Trade Area of the Americas. Wachovia Corporation ( based in Charlotte North Carolina, is a diversified Financial services holding company provided via its operating subsidiaries a broad A credit card is part of a system of Payments named after the small Plastic card issued to users of the system The Free Trade Area of the Americas ( FTAA) ( Spanish: Área de Libre Comercio de las Américas (ALCA French: Zone de libre-échange des 
The auto manufacturing sector in metropolitan Atlanta has suffered setbacks recently, including the planned closure of the General Motors Doraville Assembly plant in 2008, and the shutdown of Ford Motor Company's Atlanta Assembly plant in Hapeville in 2006. General Motors Corporation ( GM) ( is a multinational automobile manufacturer founded in 1908 and headquartered in the United States. Doraville Assembly is a General Motors Automobile factory in Doraville Georgia. Ford Motor Company is an American Multinational corporation and the world's fourth largest automaker based on Worldwide vehicle sales, following Atlanta Assembly was an Automobile factory owned by Ford Motor Company in Hapeville Georgia. Hapeville is a city in Fulton County, Georgia, United States located directly adjacent to the City of Atlanta Kia, however, has broken ground on a new assembly plant near West Point, Georgia. Kia Motors, a subsidiary of Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, is South Korea 's 2nd largest automobile manufacturer with headquarters in Seoul, West Point is a City in Harris and Troup Counties in the US state of Georgia. The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule 
The city is a major cable television programming center. Ted Turner began the Turner Broadcasting System media empire in Atlanta, where he bought a UHF station that eventually became WTBS. Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American Media proprietor and philanthropist. Turner Broadcasting System Inc (often abbreviated TBS Networks or TBS Inc Turner established the headquarters of the Cable News Network at CNN Center, adjacent today to Centennial Olympic Park. Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner The CNN Center is the world headquarters of the Cable News Network (CNN Centennial Olympic Park is a 21 acre (85000 m² public Park located in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA that is owned and operated As his company grew, its other channels – the Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TNT, Turner South, CNN International, CNN en Español, CNN Headline News, and CNN Airport Network – centered their operations in Atlanta as well (Turner South has since been sold). Boomerang is a 24-hour American Cable television channel owned by Turner Broadcasting System (a division of Time Warner) Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned Turner South was launched on October 1 1999 by Turner Broadcasting System as the first regional entertainment network developed especially for viewers in the Southern CNN International (CNNI is an English language Television network that is commonly referred to as CNN and carries news current affairs and business programming CNN en Español is CNN 's Spanish language news network It broadcasts the latest world news business sports and entertainment headlines in Spanish 24 hours a day Headline News is a Spin-off network from the original Cable News Network ( CNN) television news network in the United States. CNN Airport Network is a satellite Television network broadcasting general news Weather, Stock market updates and features to airports across The Weather Channel, owned by Landmark Communications, has its offices in the nearby suburb of Marietta. The Weather Channel (also TWC) is a commercially-sponsored US Landmark Communications is a Privately held media company headquartered in Norfolk Virginia and specializing in Cable television, Marietta is a City located in central Cobb County Georgia, and is its County seat.
Cox Enterprises, a privately held company controlled by siblings Barbara Cox Anthony and Anne Cox Chambers, has substantial media holdings in and beyond Atlanta. Cox Enterprises is the successor to the Publishing company founded in Dayton, Ohio, by James Middleton Cox Barbara Cox Anthony (1922 &ndash May 28 2007) was the youngest daughter of James M Anne Cox Chambers (born December 1, 1919) is a billionaire media proprietor Its Cox Communications division is the nation's third-largest cable television service provider; the company also publishes over a dozen daily newspapers in the United States, including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cox Communications, also known as Cox Cable and formerly Cox Broadcasting Corporation is a privately owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises providing digital WSB – the flagship station of Cox Radio – was the first AM radio station in the South. WSB (" News/Talk 750 " is an AM broadcasting station licensed to the city of Atlanta Georgia transmitting on a Frequency of 750
Atlanta is also home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (or CDC) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services based in unincorporated Adjacent to Emory University, with a staff of nearly 15,000 (including 6,000 contractors and 840 Commissioned Corps officers) in 170 occupations, including: engineers, entomologists, epidemiologists, biologists, physicians, veterinarians, behavioral scientists, nurses, medical technologists, economists, health communicators, toxicologists, chemists, computer scientists, and statisticians. Headquartered in DeKalb County, CDC has 10 other offices throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. In addition, CDC staff are located in local health agencies, quarantine/border health offices at ports of entry, and 45 countries around the world. Originally established in 1946 as the Communicable Disease Center, its primary function was to combat malaria, the deep southeast being the heart of the U. Malaria is a vector -borne Infectious disease caused by Protozoan Parasites It is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions including S. malaria zone at the time.
Atlanta hosts a variety of museums on subjects ranging from history to fine arts, natural history, and beverages. The city of Atlanta Georgia has a vibrant and lively culture. This is a list of famous people who have lived in the area in and near Atlanta Georgia, including both natives and residents The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site honors Atlanta's participation in the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site established on October 10, 1980, consists of several buildings surrounding Martin Luther King Jr Other history museums and attractions include the Atlanta History Center; the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum (a huge painting and diorama in-the-round, with a rotating central audience platform, that depicts the Battle of Atlanta in the Civil War); the Carter Center and Presidential Library; historic house museum Rhodes Hall; and the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum. The Atlanta History Center is located in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta Cyclorama is a cylindrical Panoramic painting of the American Civil War Battle of Atlanta. The word diorama can refer either to a nineteenth century mobile theatre device or in modern usage a three-dimensional model usually enclosed in a glass showcase for a museum Background In the Atlanta Campaign Maj Gen William Tecumseh Sherman commanded the Union forces of the Western Theater. The Carter Center is a nongovernmental not-for-profit organization founded in 1982 by former U Rhodes Memorial Hall, commonly known as Rhodes Hall, was built as the home of Furniture magnate Amos Giles Rhodes, Proprietor of The Margaret Mitchell House and Museum was the home of author Margaret Mitchell.
The arts are represented by several theaters and museums, including the Fox Theatre. The Fox Theatre (often marketed as the Fabulous Fox) in Atlanta Georgia is one of the grand Movie palaces built in the United States The Woodruff Arts Center is home to the Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony, and High Museum of Art. Woodruff Arts Center is the largest arts center in the Southeast as well as one of the largest in the United States The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented The Alliance Theatre is a prestigious theatre company in Atlanta Georgia based at the Alliance Theatre part of the Robert W The High Museum of Art is a leading art museum in the Southeastern United States. The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center features challenging contemporary art and education geared toward working artists and collectors of art. Museums geared specifically towards children include the Fernbank Science Center and Imagine It! Atlanta's Children's Museum. The Fernbank Science Center is a museum classroom and woodland complex located at 156 Heaton Park Drive N The Atlanta Opera, founded in 1979 by members of two struggling local companies, has become one of the fastest growing opera companies in the nation and garners attention from audiences around the world. Opera in Atlanta has a long and uneven history The first shows performed in Atlanta predate the Civil War and were primarily performed in makeshift facilities modified for the 
Atlanta features the world's largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium, which officially opened to the public on November 23, 2005. The Georgia Aquarium, located in Atlanta, Georgia at Pemberton Place, is billed as the "world's largest aquarium" with more than 8 Events 800 - Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The new World of Coca-Cola, opened adjacent to the Aquarium in May 2007, features the history of the world famous soft drink brand. The World of Coca-Cola is a permanent exhibition featuring the history of The Coca-Cola Company and its well-known advertising as well as a host of entertainment areas and attractions Underground Atlanta, a historic shopping and entertainment complex lies under the streets of downtown Atlanta. Underground Atlanta is a shopping and Entertainment district in the Five Points neighborhood of Downtown Atlanta Georgia, United Atlantic Station, a huge new urban renewal project on the northwestern edge of Midtown Atlanta, officially opened in October 2005. This article describes a recently developed mixed-use neighborhood in Atlanta Georgia The Varsity in Midtown Atlanta boasts the title of "the world's largest drive-in restaurant". The Varsity is a Restaurant chain, Iconic in the modern culture of Atlanta, Georgia. 
Piedmont Park hosts many of Atlanta's festivals and cultural events. Piedmont Park is the " Central Park " of Atlanta Georgia, located in Midtown, north of the city center  Atlanta Botanical Garden sits next to the park. The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a 30 Acre (12 hectare Botanical garden located adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, Zoo Atlanta, in Grant Park, features a panda exhibit. Zoo Atlanta is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums -accredited wildlife park and major attraction in Atlanta, Georgia, USA Grant Park is the oldest City Park in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The Giant Panda ( Ailuropoda melanoleuca, "black-and-white cat-foot" is a Mammal classified in the Bear family ( Ursidae) native to Just east of the city rises Stone Mountain, the largest piece of exposed granite in the world. This article is about Stone Mountain in Georgia USA For other uses see Stone Mountain (disambiguation. Granite (ˈɡrænɪt is a common and widely occurring type of intrusive, Felsic, igneous rock.  Six Flags Over Georgia Theme Park lies a few miles west of Atlanta on I-20. Six Flags Over Georgia is a 230-acre theme park located west of Atlanta, in Austell Georgia.
Atlanta's classical music scene includes well-renowned ensembles such as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Ballet, period-instrument ensemble New Trinity Baroque, Atlanta Boy Choir, and many others. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra ( ASO) is an American Orchestra based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA Opera in Atlanta has a long and uneven history The first shows performed in Atlanta predate the Civil War and were primarily performed in makeshift facilities modified for the Atlanta Ballet is a professional dance company in Atlanta Georgia. New Trinity Baroque is an Orchestra with an associated chamber choir specialised in Baroque music played on period instruments The Atlanta Boy Choir, based out of Atlanta Georgia, United States, was founded by Fletcher Wolfe in 1957 and is currently under the leadership of Artistic Director Classical musicians include renowned conductors such as the late Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony's Robert Spano. WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> Robert Shaw ( April 30, 1916 – January 25 WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> Robert Spano (born May 7, 1961, Conneaut
The city has a well-known and active live music scene, though recently rapid gentrification and early venue closing times have hurt small clubs and other music venues. In the early 1980s, Atlanta was the home of a thriving new wave music scene featuring such bands as The Brains and The Producers, closely linked to the new wave scenes in Athens, Georgia and other college towns in the southeast. New Wave is a Rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the 1980s The Brains were an Atlanta-based New Wave band who released two albums in the early eighties The Producers were a new wave and Power pop band from Atlanta Georgia in the 1980s Athens-Clarke County is a unified city-county in Georgia, US, in the northeastern part of the state at the intersection of U The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule
Historically there have been a variety of live music traditions going back to Cabbagetown country music pioneer Fiddlin' John Carson, also including a thriving scene in the 90's, also in Cabbagetown, centered around a bar called Dotties, now known as Lenny's and relocated a few blocks away. Fiddlin' John Carson (born March 23, 1868 Fannin County Georgia – died December 11, 1949 Atlanta Georgia) was Video Concert Hall, precursor to MTV, was founded in Atlanta. Video Concert Hall was an early USA Network television program featuring an unhosted rotation of Music videos. MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City.
Atlanta has been referred to as a Hip-Hop capital due to its giving rise to many now popular rap artists.  Areas of the city such as Bankhead, College Park and East Atlanta are often mentioned in songs. College Park is a city located partly in Fulton County Georgia and partially in Clayton County Georgia, in the United States. East Atlanta is an area located east-southeast of Downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Famous rappers that hail from Atlanta include Outkast, Soulja Boy, T.I., Dem Franchise Boyz,Usher Raymond, Young Jeezy, Lil Jon, The Ying Yang Twins, Jermaine Dupri, Yung Joc, Cee-lo Green and Ludacris. Outkast (typeset as OutKast) is a Grammy Award -winning American hip hop duo based out of East Point Georgia, a city Clifford Joseph Harris Jr (born September 25 1980 better known by his Stage name T Dem Franchize Boyz is a hip hop group from Atlanta signed to So So Def Recordings. Usher Raymond IV (born October 14 1978 known simply by his first name Usher, is an American R&B and pop Singer - Songwriter Jay Jenkins (born October 12 1977 better known by his Stage name Young Jeezy, is an American Rapper. Jonathan Mortimer Smith (born January 27, 1971) better known by his Stage name Lil Jon, is an American producer, promoter and The Ying Yang Twins are an Atlanta -based American Crunk rap duo consisting of Kaine (born Eric Jackson on December Jermaine Dupri, also known as JD, (born Jermaine Dupri Mauldin) is an American Record producer and Rapper. Jasiel Robinson (born April 2 1984), better known by his Stage name Yung Joc, is an American Rapper from College
Atlanta is home to several professional sports franchises, including teams from all four different major league sports in the U.S. The Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball and the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League, have played in the city since 1966. Turner Field is a ballpark in Atlanta Georgia, home to Major League Baseball 's Atlanta Braves since 1997 There are 13 US cities with teams from four major sports where "city" is defined as the entire metropolitan area and " Major professional sports leagues The Atlanta Falcons are an American football team based in Atlanta Georgia. The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. The Braves began playing in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings, and is the oldest continually operating professional baseball team of Major League Baseball.  The Braves won the World Series in 1995 and had a recently ended an unprecedented run of 14 straight divisional championships from 1991 to 2005. For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation.
The Atlanta Falcons are an American football team of the National Football League have played in Atlanta since 1966. The Atlanta Falcons are an American football team based in Atlanta Georgia. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. The team currently plays at the Georgia Dome. The Georgia Dome is a domed stadium located in Atlanta Georgia that is owned and operated by the State of Georgia They have won the division title three times, and one conference championship – going on to lose to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXIII on January 31, 1999. The Denver Broncos are a professional American football team based in Denver, Colorado. Super Bowl XXXIII was an American football game played on January 31, 1999 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami Florida to decide the Events 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon. 1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Atlanta hosted Super Bowl XXVIII in 1994 and Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000. Super Bowl XXVIII was an American football game played on January 30, 1994, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Georgia, to decide Super Bowl XXXIV featured the National Football Conference (NFC champion St 
The Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association have played in Atlanta since 1968. The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional Basketball team based in Atlanta Georgia. The team's history goes back to 1946, when they were known as the Tri-Cities Blackhawks, playing in the area of Moline and Rock Island, Illinois, and Davenport, Iowa. Moline (moˈliːn is a city located in Rock Island County Illinois, United States, with an estimated population of 43016 in 2007 Rock Island is a City in and the County seat of Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Davenport is a City along the Mississippi River in the American state of Iowa. The team then moved to Milwaukee in 1951, and to St. Louis in 1955, where they won their sole NBA Championship as the St. The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association and the conclusion of the sport's postseason each June Louis Hawks. In 1968, they came to Atlanta.  In October 2007, the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) announced that Atlanta would receive an expansion franchise, beginning league play in May 2008. The new team is the Atlanta Dream, and will play in Philips Arena. The Atlanta Dream is a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA team based in the city of Atlanta. Philips Arena is an indoor arena in Atlanta Georgia. Completed in 1999 at a cost of $213 The new franchise is not affiliated with the Atlanta Hawks. 
From 1972–1980, the Atlanta Flames played ice hockey in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Calgary Flames are a Professional Ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. The National Hockey League ( NHL) is a professional Ice hockey league composed of 30 teams in North America The team moved to Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1980, due to financial difficulties of the owner, and became the Calgary Flames. Calgary (ˈkælgəriː is the largest city in the Province of Alberta, Canada Alberta (ælˈbɝtə is one of Canada's prairie provinces. It became a province on September 1 1905 Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The Calgary Flames are a Professional Ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. On June 25, 1997, Atlanta was awarded an NHL expansion franchise, and the Atlanta Thrashers became the city's newest ice hockey team. Events 524 - Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeat the Burgundians Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar The Atlanta Thrashers are a professional Ice hockey team based in Atlanta Georgia. Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. The Thrashers play at Philips Arena. Philips Arena is an indoor arena in Atlanta Georgia. Completed in 1999 at a cost of $213 The team began play on September 18, 1999, losing to the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime in a preseason game. Events 96 - Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) The New York Rangers are a professional Ice hockey team based in New York, New York, United States. The Thrashers first home victory came on October 26, 1999, defeating the Calgary Flames. Events 740 - An Earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing much damage and death Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) The Calgary Flames are a Professional Ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 
Atlanta is also home to the Atlanta Silverbacks of the United Soccer Leagues First Division (men) and W-League (women). Atlanta Silverbacks is an American professional Soccer team founded in 1995 The United Soccer Leagues ( USL) is the parent organization for the men's lower division leagues of US and Canadian soccer USL First Division (second division The city is also being considered for a potential expansion team in Major League Soccer. Major League Soccer ( MLS) is the top-flight professional Soccer league in the United States and Canada with 14 teams 13 in the U  In golf, the final event of the PGA Tour season, The Tour Championship, is played annually at East Lake Golf Club. The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the main professional Golf tours in the United States. The Tour Championship (sometimes typeset as THE TOUR Championship) was historically the final event of golf's PGA Tour season The East Lake Golf Club is located in the neighborhood of East Lake which is in Atlanta, Georgia, U This golf course is used because of its connection to the great amateur golfer Bobby Jones, an Atlanta native. Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones Jr (March 17 1902 &ndash December 18 1971 was one of the greatest Golfers to compete on a national and international level
Atlanta has a rich tradition in collegiate athletics. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets participate in seventeen intercollegiate sports, including football and basketball. The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, or Tech, is a public, Coeducational Research university in American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Tech competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and is home to Bobby Dodd Stadium, the oldest continuously used on campus site for college football in the southern United States, and oldest currently in Division I-A. The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field is the football stadium located at the corner of North Avenue NW at Techwood Drive NW on the campus of Georgia Institute College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, Colleges and military academies  The stadium was built in 1913 by students of Georgia Tech. The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, or Tech, is a public, Coeducational Research university in Atlanta also played host to the second intercollegiate football game in the South, played between the A&M College of Alabama and the University of Georgia in Piedmont Park in 1892; this game is now called the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry. Auburn University ( AU or Auburn) is a State university located in Auburn, Alabama, U The University of Georgia ( UGA) is a public research University located in Athens, Georgia, the oldest and largest of the Piedmont Park is the " Central Park " of Atlanta Georgia, located in Midtown, north of the city center All-Time Results Auburn victories shaded in ██ dark blue Georgia victories are shaded ██  The city hosts college football's annual Chick-fil-A Bowl (Formerly known as The Peach Bowl) and the Peachtree Road Race, the world’s largest 10 km race. The Chick-fil-A Bowl, formerly called the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, and before that simply (and perhaps more familiarly called the Peach Bowl, is an annual The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race 10K, or more commonly called the Peachtree Road Race, is a 10 kilometer road race held annually 
Atlanta was the host city for the Centennial 1996 Summer Olympics. The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially known as the Centennial Olympics, were an International Centennial Olympic Park, built for 1996 Summer Olympics, sits adjacent to CNN Center and Philips Arena. Centennial Olympic Park is a 21 acre (85000 m² public Park located in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA that is owned and operated The CNN Center is the world headquarters of the Cable News Network (CNN Philips Arena is an indoor arena in Atlanta Georgia. Completed in 1999 at a cost of $213 It is now operated by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. The Georgia World Congress Center or GWCC is the major Convention center in Atlanta. Atlanta hosted the NCAA Final Four Men's Basketball Championship most recently in April 2007. The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination Tournament held each spring featuring 65 College basketball teams in the
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The major daily paper in Atlanta is the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Atlanta Falcons are an American football team based in Atlanta Georgia. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. The Georgia Dome is a domed stadium located in Atlanta Georgia that is owned and operated by the State of Georgia Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League ( NL) is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball Turner Field is a ballpark in Atlanta Georgia, home to Major League Baseball 's Atlanta Braves since 1997 The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional Basketball team based in Atlanta Georgia. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Philips Arena is an indoor arena in Atlanta Georgia. Completed in 1999 at a cost of $213 The Atlanta Thrashers are a professional Ice hockey team based in Atlanta Georgia. Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. The National Hockey League ( NHL) is a professional Ice hockey league composed of 30 teams in North America Philips Arena is an indoor arena in Atlanta Georgia. Completed in 1999 at a cost of $213 The Atlanta Dream is a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA team based in the city of Atlanta. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Philips Arena is an indoor arena in Atlanta Georgia. Completed in 1999 at a cost of $213 Atlanta Silverbacks is an American professional Soccer team founded in 1995 Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered History In 1996 the United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues established the new Select League consisting of its strongest teams from its professional FIFA RE/MAX Greater Atlanta Stadium, is a soccer complex located in Atlanta, Georgia, and is home to the USL First The Georgia Force is in no way related to the San Antonio Force, which was an Arena Football League team that played only in the 1992 season before disbanding This article is about the sport of Arena Football See Arena Football (video game for the EA Sports Video game of the same name The Arena Football League (AFL was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. The Arena at Gwinnett Center is an indoor arena located in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth Georgia. The Gwinnett Gladiators are a minor league Ice hockey team playing out of the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth Georgia. Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a Professional Ice hockey league based in Princeton New Jersey, with teams scattered The Arena at Gwinnett Center is an indoor arena located in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth Georgia. The Atlanta Vision is an American Basketball Association (ABA team based in Atlanta. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m The Blue Conference is the Eastern Conference in the American Basketball Association (ABA REDIRECT Media in Atlanta The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the only major daily Newspaper in Atlanta Georgia, USA and its suburbs. Several alternative weekly publications are also distributed, including Creative Loafing, The Sunday Paper and the Atlanta Nation. Creative Loafing is the name of four Alternative weekly Newspapers published in four different cities by Tampa Florida -based Creative Loafing The Sunday Paper is the name of an Alternative weekly Newspaper published in Atlanta Georgia which focuses on news culture and entertainment A monthly newsprint publication Stomp And Stammer features local music news, indie rock record reviews, and cultural commentary. Indie rock is genre of Alternative rock that primarily exists in the independent Underground music scene
The Atlanta metro area is served by many local television stations and is the eighth largest designated market area (DMA) in the U. A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area, DMA or simply market is a region where the Population S. with 2,310,490 homes (2. 0% of the total U. S. ).  The major network television affiliates are WSB-TV 2 (ABC), WAGA 5 (FOX), WXIA 11 (NBC), WXPA 14 (Ion), WPCH 17 (PeachTree TV, Local), WUVG 34 (Univision), WATL 36 (My Network TV), WGCL 46 (CBS, WATC 57 (Religious independent), WHSG 63 (TBN), and WUPA 69 (CW). WSB-TV is the ABC affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia, broadcasting on analog channel 2 and digital channel 39 The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. WAGA channel 5 is an owned-and-operated television station of the News Corporation -owned FOX Television Network and based in Atlanta Georgia WXIA-TV channel 11 is an NBC -affiliated television station in Atlanta Georgia. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's WPXA is a television station on channel 14 in the Metro Atlanta area and carries ION Television network programming Ion Television is a broadcast television network first broadcast on August 31 1998 WUVG-TV is a Television station in the greater Atlanta area on Analog TV channel 34 and DTV channel 48 Univision is a Spanish-language television network in the United States and Puerto Rico. MyNetworkTV (unofficially abbreviated MyNet or MNT) is a Television network in the United States, owned by the Fox Broadcasting Company WGCL-TV is the CBS Television station serving the metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia area CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. WATC is a television station located in Atlanta Georgia. It broadcasts its analog signal on channel 57 and its digital signal on channel 41 WHSG-TV is a Georgia Television station on Analog TV channel 63 digital channel 44 The Trinity Broadcasting Network ( TBN) is a Christian television network headquartered in Costa Mesa California with studios in Irving Texas WUPA TV 69 is a Television station in Atlanta Georgia that serves the Atlanta television market The CW Television Network ( The CW) is a Television network in the United States launched at the beginning of the 2006-2007 television season. WGTV 8 and WPBA 30 are local PBS affiliates in the area. WGTV (channel 8 DTV 12 is the Metro Atlanta station and flagship for Georgia Public Broadcasting (formerly Georgia Public Television WPBA (or simply PBA; channel 30 DTV 21 is one of two PBS -member TV stations in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the Several cable television networks also operate from Atlanta, including TBS, CNN, CNN en Espanol, CNN Headline News, CNN International, Cartoon Network, Court TV, Boomerang, Turner Classic Movies and TNT. TBS is an American Cable television network that shows sports and a variety of programming with a focus on comedy Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner CNN en Español is CNN 's Spanish language news network It broadcasts the latest world news business sports and entertainment headlines in Spanish 24 hours a day Headline News is a Spin-off network from the original Cable News Network ( CNN) television news network in the United States. CNN International (CNNI is an English language Television network that is commonly referred to as CNN and carries news current affairs and business programming truTV is an American Cable Television network owned by Time Warner through its subsidiary Turner Broadcasting. Boomerang is a 24-hour American Cable television channel owned by Turner Broadcasting System (a division of Time Warner) Turner Classic Movies ( TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial -free classic movies mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned These networks are owned by Turner Broadcasting System (now a subsidiary of Time Warner). Turner Broadcasting System Inc (often abbreviated TBS Networks or TBS Inc Time Warner Inc ( is the world's largest media and entertainment conglomerate, headquartered in New York City. The Weather Channel (owned by Landmark Communications) also broadcasts from the Atlanta area. The Weather Channel (also TWC) is a commercially-sponsored US Landmark Communications is a Privately held media company headquartered in Norfolk Virginia and specializing in Cable television, The first nationwide music video programming on cable television, Video Concert Hall, a precursor to MTV, was created in Atlanta. A music video is a Short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music most commonly a Song with lyrics Video Concert Hall was an early USA Network television program featuring an unhosted rotation of Music videos. MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. 
There are also numerous local radio stations serving every genre of music, sports, and talk. The nationally syndicated Neal Boortz and Clark Howard shows are broadcast from Atlanta radio station AM 750 WSB. Neal A Boortz Jr (born April 6 1945 is an American radio host, author and Libertarian Political commentator. Clark Howard (born June 20, 1955) is a popular US Talk radio host of the nationally syndicated Consumer advocate program WSB (" News/Talk 750 " is an AM broadcasting station licensed to the city of Atlanta Georgia transmitting on a Frequency of 750
Cox Enterprises, which owns the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, WSB-TV, and WSB-AM-FM, is headquartered in Atlanta. Cox Enterprises is the successor to the Publishing company founded in Dayton, Ohio, by James Middleton Cox WSB-TV is the ABC affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia, broadcasting on analog channel 2 and digital channel 39 Cumulus Media, Inc. engages in the acquisition, operation, and development of commercial radio stations in mid-size radio markets in the United States and is also headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Cumulus Media Inc (also known as Cumulus Broadcasting) is a large owner of Radio stations in markets in the United States. As of December 31, 2005, it owned and operated 307 radio stations in 61 mid-sized U. Events 406 – Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gallia. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. S. media markets and a multimarket network of 5 radio stations in the English-speaking Caribbean. 
Atlanta is governed by a mayor and a city council. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government The city council consists of 15 representatives—one from each of the city's twelve districts and three at-large positions. The mayor may veto a bill passed by the council, but the council can override the veto with a two-thirds majority. The mayor of Atlanta is Shirley Franklin. Shirley Clarke Franklin (born May 10 1945) is an American politician a member of the Democratic Party, and since January 7
Every mayor elected since 1973 has been black.  Maynard Jackson served two terms and was succeeded by Andrew Young in 1982. Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr ( March 23, 1938 – June 23, 2003) was an American politician a member of the Democratic This page is about Congressman and Ambassador Andrew Young For other men with the same name see Andrew Young (disambiguation. Jackson returned for a third term in 1990 and was succeeded by Bill Campbell. Bill Campbell (born 1953 in Raleigh North Carolina) is an American politician a member of the Democratic Party, and served as mayor of In 2001, Shirley Franklin became the first woman to be elected Mayor of Atlanta, and the first African-American woman to serve as mayor of a major southern city.  She was re-elected for a second term in 2005, winning 90% of the vote. Atlanta city politics during the Campbell administration suffered from a notorious reputation for corruption, and in 2006 a federal jury convicted former mayor Bill Campbell on three counts of tax evasion in connection with gambling income he received while Mayor during trips he took with city contractors. Bill Campbell (born 1953 in Raleigh North Carolina) is an American politician a member of the Democratic Party, and served as mayor of 
As the state capital, Atlanta is the site of most of Georgia's state government. In countries with federal Constitutions divided into subnational entities known as states, the state capital is the administrative center The Georgia State Capitol building, located downtown, houses the offices of the governor, lieutenant governor and secretary of state, as well as the General Assembly. The Georgia State Capitol, in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States, is an architecturally and historically significant building Colonial governors James Oglethorpe, Resident Trustee, 1733 - 1743 ( Oglethorpe County) William Stephens, The Georgia General Assembly is the state legislature of the U The Governor's Mansion is located on West Paces Ferry Road, in a residential section of Buckhead. The Governor's Mansion is the official home of the governor of the U Through much of the 19th century Pace's Ferry was an important Ferry across the Chattahoochee River near Atlanta. Atlanta is also home to Georgia Public Broadcasting headquarters and Peachnet, and is the county seat of Fulton County, with which it shares responsibility for the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. Georgia Public Broadcasting ( GPB) is the public radio and television Broadcast network in the U The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is a network of public libraries serving the City of Atlanta and Fulton County, both in the U
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's annual Uniform Crime Report, Atlanta recorded 90 homicides in 2005, down from 151 in 2004. Violent crime in 2005 was the lowest since 1969.  However, Atlanta's incident rate for violent crimes is somewhat higher than for most other major U. S. cities. 
Atlanta's Mayor Franklin is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition, an organization formed in 2006 and co-chaired by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston mayor Thomas Menino. The Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition is a coalition of Mayors from 225 different United States cities, with a stated goal of "making the public safer The City of New York Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman and the Mayor of New York City. Thomas Michael Menino (born December 27, 1942) is the mayor of Boston Massachusetts, United States and the city's first
The population of the Atlanta region spreads across a metropolitan area of 8,376 square miles (21,694 km²) – a land area larger than that of Massachusetts. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States.  Because Georgia contains more counties than any other state east of the Mississippi River (an accident of history explained by the now-defunct county unit system of weighing votes in primary elections), area residents live under a heavily decentralized collection of governments. The Mississippi River is the second longest River in the United States, with a length of from its source in Lake Itasca in Minnesota to The County Unit System was used by the US state of Georgia to determine a victor in its primary elections A primary election ( nominating primary) also referred to simply as a primary, is an election in which voters in a Jurisdiction select candidates As of the 2000 census, fewer than one in ten residents of the metropolitan area lived inside Atlanta city proper. 
A 2006 survey by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce counted 140 cities and towns in the 28-county metropolitan statistical area in mid-2005.  Four cities – Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Milton, and Chattahoochee Hill Country – have incorporated or won legislative approval for incorporation since then. Sandy Springs is a newly incorporated city incorporated in December 2005 Chattahoochee Hill Country is a city in southern Fulton County, Georgia, United States. 
Atlanta's environs include the following suburbs, listed in order of population:
Atlanta has more than 30 institutions of higher education, including the Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University. Emory University is a Private university located in the metropolitan area of the city of Atlanta and in western unincorporated DeKalb County, Higher education is Education that is provided by universities, vocational universities, Community colleges Liberal arts colleges The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, or Tech, is a public, Coeducational Research university in Georgia State University ( GSU) is an urban Research University in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The city also hosts the Atlanta University Center, a consortium of prestigious, historically black colleges and universities. The Atlanta University Center is the largest contiguous Consortium of African-American Higher education in the United States of America. The term black people usually refers to a racial group of Humans with dark Skin color, but the term has also been used to categorise a number of diverse Its members include Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and the Interdenominational Theological Center. Clark Atlanta University (CAU is a private, historically black university in Atlanta, Georgia. Morehouse College is a private, all-male, historically black college located in Atlanta, Georgia. Spelman College is a four-year liberal arts women's college located in Atlanta Georgia. The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC is a consortium of Denominational Seminaries located in Atlanta Georgia. Adjoining the AUC schools, but independent from them, is the Morehouse School of Medicine. Morehouse School of Medicine is a Medical school in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The Savannah College of Art and Design opened a Midtown Atlanta, campus in 2005 and shortly thereafter bought out and closed the Atlanta College of Art. The Savannah College of Art and Design ( SCAD) is a private college with campuses located in Savannah and Atlanta, GA The Atlanta College of Art (ACA established in Atlanta Georgia, in 1905 was the first non-profit college of Visual Art in the Southeastern United States Also in the city are the John Marshall Law School (Atlanta) and the Reformed Theological Seminary. The John Marshall Law School is a law school in Atlanta, Georgia, that was founded in 1933 and provisionally accredited by the American Bar Association Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS is a Non-denominational, evangelical Protestant Seminary dedicated to training current and future leaders
Suburban Atlanta contains several colleges, including Emory University, an internationally prominent liberal arts and research institution that has continually been ranked as one of the top 20 schools in the United States by US News and World Report; Oglethorpe University, named for the founder of Georgia; Agnes Scott College, an all-women's college; and several state-run institutions such as Southern Polytechnic State University,Kennesaw State University and Georgia Perimeter College. Emory University is a Private university located in the metropolitan area of the city of Atlanta and in western unincorporated DeKalb County, Oglethorpe University is a private liberal arts college in Atlanta Georgia, United States. Agnes Scott College is a private liberal arts women's college in Decatur, Georgia, near Atlanta. Southern Polytechnic State University ( SPSU or Southern Tech) is "Georgia's Technology University" located just northwest of Atlanta in Kennesaw State University, also referred to as KSU or Kennesaw State, is a Public, Coeducational, Comprehensive University Georgia Perimeter College is a two-year Associate degree -granting unit of the University System of Georgia.
The public school system (Atlanta Public Schools) is run by the Atlanta Board of Education with superintendent Dr. See also Atlanta Georgia#Elementary and secondary schools Private schools in Atlanta, Georgia, include The Westminster Schools Atlanta Public Schools is a School district based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Beverly L. Hall. As of 2007, the system has an active enrollment of 49,773 students, attending a total of 106 schools: including 58 elementary schools (three of which operate on a year-round calendar), 16 middle schools, 20 high schools, and 7 charter schools.  The school system also supports two alternative schools for middle and/or high school students, two single gender academies, and an adult learning center.  The school system also owns and operates radio station WABE-FM 90. WABE 901 is a radio station in Atlanta Georgia, that is affiliated with National Public Radio (NPR 1, a National Public Radio affiliate, and Public Broadcasting System television station WPBA 30. The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL), the world's busiest airport as measured by passenger traffic and by aircraft traffic, provides air service between Atlanta and many national and international destinations. In Atlanta Georgia, the Downtown Connector or 75/85 (pronounced "seventy-five eighty-five" is the overlapped connector of Downtown Atlanta is the first and largest of the three financial districts in the city of Atlanta. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier, is a three-letter code designating many The ICAO (ˌaɪˌkeɪˈoʊ Airport code or location indicator is a four-letter Alphanumeric Code designating each airport around The thirty world's busiest airports by passenger traffic are measured by number of total passengers (data provided by Airports Council International) The thirty world's busiest airports by traffic movements are measured by total movements (data provided by Airports Council International) Situated 10 miles (16 km) south of downtown, the airport covers most of the land inside a wedge formed by Interstate 75, Interstate 85, and Interstate 285. Interstate 75 (I-75 is a major north-south Interstate Highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. Interstate 85 (I-85 is an Interstate highway in the southeastern United States. Interstate 285 (I-285 is a Beltway Interstate highway encircling Atlanta Georgia, for 63 The MARTA rail system has a station within the airport terminal, and provides direct service to Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead, and Sandy Springs. The major general aviation airports near the city proper are DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (IATA: PDK, ICAO: KPDK) and Brown Field (IATA: FTY, ICAO: KFTY). General aviation (abbr GA) is one of two categories of Civil aviation. DeKalb-Peachtree Airport is a municipal General aviation Airport located in Chamblee, Georgia, just northeast of Atlanta. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier, is a three-letter code designating many The ICAO (ˌaɪˌkeɪˈoʊ Airport code or location indicator is a four-letter Alphanumeric Code designating each airport around For other airports with this name see Fulton County Airport. Fulton County Airport at Charlie Brown Field is a local Class An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier, is a three-letter code designating many The ICAO (ˌaɪˌkeɪˈoʊ Airport code or location indicator is a four-letter Alphanumeric Code designating each airport around See List of airports in the Atlanta area for a more complete listing. The following airports serve the area around Atlanta, Georgia, USA: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (KATL
With a comprehensive network of freeways that radiate out from the city, Atlantans rely on their cars as the dominant mode of transportation in the region – a fact that leads some to call the city "the Los Angeles of the South. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West " Atlanta is mostly encircled by Interstate 285, a beltway locally known as "the Perimeter" which has come to mark the boundary between the interior of the region and its surrounding suburbs. Interstate 285 (I-285 is a Beltway Interstate highway encircling Atlanta Georgia, for 63 South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California.
Three major interstate highways converge in Atlanta; I-20 runs east to west across town, while I-75 runs from northwest to southeast, and I-85 runs from northeast to southwest. The Dwight D Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, commonly called the Interstate Highway System (or simply the Interstate System) The latter two combine to form the Downtown Connector (I-75/85) through the middle of the city. In Atlanta Georgia, the Downtown Connector or 75/85 (pronounced "seventy-five eighty-five" is the overlapped connector of The combined highway carries more than 340,000 vehicles per day. The Connector is of the ten most congested segments of interstate highway in the United States.  The intersection of I-85 and I-285 in Doraville – officially called the Tom Moreland Interchange, is known to most residents as Spaghetti Junction. Doraville is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. Tom Moreland Interchange, colloquially known as Spaghetti Junction, is the intersection of the major roadways Interstate 85 and Interstate 285 " Spaghetti Junction " is a nickname sometimes given to a complicated or massively intertwined interchange that resembles a plate of Spaghetti.  Metropolitan Atlanta is approached by thirteen freeways. In addition to the aforementioned interstates, I-575, Georgia 400, Georgia 141, I-675, Georgia 316, I-985, Stone Mountain Freeway (US 78), and Langford Parkway (SR 166) all terminate just within or beyond the Perimeter, with the exception of Langford Parkway, limiting the transportation options in the central city. Interstate 575 (I-575 is an Interstate highway Spur route in the United States, which branches off Interstate 75 in Kennesaw and Georgia State Route 400 (known commonly as Georgia 400 or just 400) is a Highway in the U State Route 141 ( Peachtree Road Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Peachtree Parkway and Medlock Bridge Road) is a north-south route which begins where Roswell State Route 316 (also known as University Parkway, Georgia 316 or 316) links Metro Atlanta with Athens Georgia, home of the Interstate 985 (I-985 is a long auxiliary Interstate Highway in Georgia. US Highway 78 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 715 miles (1151 km from Memphis Tennessee, to Charleston South Carolina.
This strong automotive reliance has resulted in heavy traffic and contributes to Atlanta's air pollution, which has made Atlanta one of the more polluted cities in the country. Traffic on Roads may consist of Pedestrians ridden or herded Animals Vehicles Streetcars and other Conveyances either singly Air pollution is the human introduction into the atmosphere of Chemicals Particulate matter, or Biological materials that cause harm or discomfort  In recent years, the Atlanta metro area has ranked at or near the top of the longest average commute times in the U. S. The Clean Air Campaign was created in 1996 to help reduce pollution in metro Atlanta. The Clean Air Campaign is a Not-for-profit organization that motivates Georgians to take action to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion
Notwithstanding heavy automotive usage, Atlanta's commuter heavy rail system, operated by Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), is the seventh busiest in the country. The following is a list of all heavy rail rapid transit systems in the United States, ranked by ridership  MARTA also operates a bus system within Fulton, DeKalb, and Gwinnett Counties. Clayton, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties each operate separate, autonomous transit authorities, using buses but no trains.
Atlanta has a reputation as being one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians, as far back as 1949 when the Gone with the Wind author Margaret Mitchell was struck by a speeding car and killed while crossing Peachtree Street. This is about the 1936 American Novel. For the film see Gone with the Wind (film Gone with the Wind is a 1936 American Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell Marsh ( November 8 1900 – August 16 1949) popularly known as Margaret Mitchell was an American Peachtree Street is the main north-south Street of Atlanta Georgia. 
The proposed Beltline would create a greenway and public transit system in a circle around the city from a series of mostly abandoned rail lines. This article is about the future Belt Line rapid transit line for Atlanta. This rail right-of-way would also accommodate multi-use trails connecting a string of existing and new parks. A right-of-way is a strip of land that is granted – through an Easement or other mechanism – for Transportation purposes such as for a Rail line or A trail is a Path or Road used for Walking, Cycling, Cross-country skiing, or other activities In addition, there is a proposed streetcar project that would create a streetcar line along Peachtree Street from downtown to the Buckhead area as well as possibly another East-West MARTA line. A tram, tramcar, trolley, trolley car, or streetcar is a railborne vehicle, of lighter weight and construction than a Train
Atlanta began as a railroad town and it still serves as a major rail junction, with several freight lines belonging to Norfolk Southern and CSX intersecting below street level in downtown. This article is about the present railroad formed in 1990 For the former regional railroad in Virginia and North Carolina a small part of the new one see Norfolk Southern It is the home of major classification yards for both railroads, Inman Yard on the NS and Tilford Yard on the CSX. A ( US and Canada) classification yard or ( UK and Canada) marshalling yard (including hump yards) is a Railroad Long-distance passenger service is provided by Amtrak's Crescent train, which connects Atlanta with many cities. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Doing business as Amtrak, is a Government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971 The Crescent is a passenger Train operated by Amtrak in the eastern part of the United States. The Amtrak station is located several miles north of downtown - and it lacks a connection to the MARTA rail system. The Atlanta Amtrak Station, located in Atlanta Georgia, is served by the Crescent passenger train An ambitious, long-standing proposal would create a Multi-Modal Passenger Terminal downtown, adjacent to Philips Arena and the Five Points MARTA station, which would link, in a single facility, MARTA bus and rail, intercity bus services, proposed commuter rail services to other Georgia cities, and Amtrak.
Greyhound Lines provides intercity bus service between Atlanta and many locations throughout the United States (from coast to coast), Canada, and the Mexican border. Greyhound Lines is an intercity Common carrier of passengers by Bus serving over 3700 destinations in the United States.