Atlanta - Atlanta, GA, USA

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Atlanta - Atlanta, GA, USA

Atlanta - Wikipedia

Native American settlements[edit]. The Western and Atlantic Railroad[edit]. Reconstruction and the late 19th century [edit]. Growth of the metropolitan area[edit]. Civil Rights Movement[edit]. 1996 Summer Olympic Games[edit]. From 2000 to the present[edit]. [edit]. Sexual orientation and gender identity. Arts and theatre[edit].

Atlanta (/aet’[email protected]/[email protected]), is the capital and largest city in the U.S. state Georgia. It is home to 498,715 people, making it the eighth-most populous Southeast city and the 38th most populous in the United States. census. It serves as the cultural-economic heart of the larger Atlanta metropolitan region, which is home to 6,144,000.50 people. This makes it the eighth largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is also the county seat for Fulton County, Georgia's most populous. It is located at an elevation just over 1,000 feet (390 m) above the sea level. [12]

Atlanta was initially established as the terminus for a major state-sponsored railway. But it quickly became the convergence point of several railroads and accelerated its growth. The Western and Atlantic Railroad was one of the railroads that made Atlanta a major transportation hub. It was a strategic asset for the Confederacy during the American Civil War and was captured in 1864. During General William T. Sherman's March To the Sea, the city was nearly completely destroyed. The city recovered quickly after the war and became an industrial hub and unofficial capital for the \"New South\". It was a key organizing hub for the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Ralph David Abernathy and Martin Luther King Jr. were prominent members of that movement's leadership. [14] Atlanta has maintained its status as a major transportation hub in modern times. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was the world's busiest airport according to passenger traffic in 1998. This position has been held each year except 2020, which was due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. [15][16][17][18]