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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

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Georgia [1] is a US state in the South. The state was named after Great Britain's King George II and was the last of the 13 original U.S. colonies.

Historic High Country
Metro Atlanta
Classic Heartland
Plantation Midlands
Coastal Georgia
  • Atlanta - The capital, largest city, and home of Coca Cola
  • Athens - Home of the University of Georgia
  • Augusta - Home of Augusta National Golf Club, site of the Masters
  • Macon - Cherry blossom capital of Georgia
Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain
  • Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
  • MARTA, the public transport system in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Atlanta, has a host of major attractions:
    • CNN Center-Tour the headquarters of the cable news network
    • World of Coca Cola-Tour the Coca Cola Factory (new tour opens on May 24, 2007)
    • Georgia Aquarium The largest aquarium in the world with tens of thousands of animals in 8 million gallons of water.
    • Centennial Olympic Park-Site of 1996 Summer Olympic Games
    • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site-Childhood home of famous civil rights leader
    • Jimmy Carter Presidential Library-Library of 39th president
    • Georgia State Capitol-large legislative building with golden dome
    • Stone Mountain-Outside Atlanta, is a massive dome-shaped mountain with free saturday night laser shows and a cable car to the summit
    • Undergroud Atlanta-Historic shopping district under Downtown Atlanta
  • Fat Matt's Rib Shack is one of the best and most popular barbecue restaurants in the city
  • The Vortex serves great hamburgers
  • The Varsity is a classic Southern fast food chain
  • Coca cola was invented in Georgia so it is very popular
  • Mint Julep is a combination of mint, bourbon, sugar and water popular in the South.
  • Sweet Tea is a very popular Southern drink

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While growing less and less common, racial problems still exist (just like any other part of the country).

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