With top-ranking universities, major festivals and Fortune 500 companies calling the city home, Atlanta is a metropolitan area full of opportunity and promise. Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Atlanta is the highest major city east of the Mississippi River. Here are nine more random facts about the state capitol of Georgia:
has three skylines – in the Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead neighborhoods.
As the home of So So Def Records, LaFace Records and T.I.’s label Grand Hustle Records, Atlanta is known as the Hip-Hop Capital of the World.
Atlanta is home to the world headquarters of The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, AT&T, Delta Airlines, Airtran Airways, Turner Broadcasting, CNN, Chick-Fil-A, Arby’s and UPS.
Since 1999, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been the world’s busiest airport, by accommodating nearly 1 million flights annually.
Atlanta is home to the Peachtree Road Race, the world’s largest 10k race.
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Peachtree Street is the main street that runs through Atlanta, and there are 70 more streets in Atlanta with a variant of “Peachtree” in their name.
Atlanta is home to the Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest aquarium, with more than 8.5 million gallons of salt and fresh water housing more than 120,000 animals of 500 different species.
With a population of more than 5.2 million in its metropolitan area, Atlanta has the ninth largest population in the country.
Atlanta’s nicknames include The ATL, A-Town, Hotlanta, The City of Trees and The City Too Busy to Hate.