- Type: Attractions
- Localyte author: Praveen Agarwal
- Atlanta is the capital and most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2008, Atlanta is the thirty-third largest city in the United States, with an estimated population of 540,921. Its metropolitan area, officially named the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA MSA (commonly referred to as Metropolitan Atlanta) is the ninth largest metropolitan area in the country, inhabited by approximately 5.5 million people. Moreover, the Atlanta Combined Statistical Area has a population near 5 million, making it one of the most populous metropolis' in the American Southeast and the focal point of the emerging megalopolis known as the Piedmont Atlantic MegaRegion. Like most areas in the Sun Belt, the Atlanta region has seen explosive growth in the past decade, adding more than 1.13 million residents between 2000 and 2008. It is the fastest growing area of the United States behind the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex] Also in 2008, Atlanta became the eighth largest media market in the United States, with more than 2,387,520 households in its metropolitan area. Atlanta hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics.
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- Atlanta, GA
- Atlanta, Georgia 30335
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