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Federated state of the Southeastern USA, 152,576 km², 9,363,941
residents (2006 estimate), 61 residents/km², capital: Atlanta. Borders: North
Carolina and Tennessee (N), South Carolina (NE), Atlantic
ocean (SE), Florida (S), Alabama (W).
The northwestern sector of the state encompasses the southern end of
the Appalachians, including the Blue Ridge which here culminates at 1458m in
Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest elevation. These reliefs
dominate Piedmont which, with a steep step (Fall Line), descends E to the
plain. This constitutes the dominant note of the Georgian landscape and extends
to the coast, engraved by the mouths of the numerous rivers that flow down from
the Appalachians (Altamaha, Ogeechee, Savannah, which forms the border with
South Carolina, Chattahoochee, which forms part of the border with Alabama); the
coast is faced by a festoon of low islands (Sea Islands). The southeastern
sector of the state is occupied by Okefenokee, one of the largest swamps in the
USA. Georgia's economic resources are agriculture (cotton, tobacco, peanuts,
corn, fodder), cattle and poultry farming, forestry and subsoil exploitation
(kaolin, iron, building materials), as well as industry. This, favored by
hydroelectric energy originating along the Fall Line, is active in the food,
textile, mechanical, electromechanical, strategic and aerospace construction and
wood sectors (timber, pulp and pulp). Important centers, in addition to the
capital, are Columbus, Macon, Savannah (main port of
Georgia), Albany and Augusta.
Georgia, which derives its name from George II, king of England (1727-60),
was the last British colony to be founded in America and the only sort by direct
initiative of the English government, which constituted it in defense against
the Spanish of Florida and the French of Louisiana. The first settlers were
landed there by General JE Oglethorpe in 1733; ruled directly by the crown,
during the war of independence it initially participated in a very lukewarm way
in the struggle. In 1861 it separated from the Union in which it was readmitted
City (403,819 residents In 1998; 3,627,000 residents The metropolitan area in
1997) capital of Georgia (USA), located in the central-northern section of the
state, 320 m at the foot of the southern slope of the Appalachians, on the
Chattahoochee river. Located at the crossroads of important railway lines, with
an active river port and an international airport, it is the most important
administrative, financial and commercial center of the state, with mechanical
(automotive), iron and steel, chemical, textile (cotton, wool) industries.),
wood, paper, food. It is home to the University of Emory and the Georgia
Institute of Technology. The first stable settlements date back to 1833; the
actual city was founded, however, in 1837 with the name of Terminus (as it was
the end point of an important railway line), changed to Marthasville in 1843 and
finally to Atlanta in 1845. During the Secession War it was largely set on fire
(1864) and quickly rebuilt, it was elevated to state capital four years later.
Compared to other US metropolises, Atlanta did not stand out for the
definition of an architectural profile of particular relevance. The situation
has partly changed in recent years, on the initiative of some large private
companies and, above all, following the assignment of the XXIII Olympic Games to
the Georgian city (July-August 1996). A large restructuring was carried out in
the north-western area of the city center, with the construction of sports and
accommodation facilities, large parks (Centennial Park), communication routes
and a new business center. The intervention primarily concerned the
redevelopment of a vast degraded industrial area, where economic activities and
residences will be located.pool of architects which also included P.
Johnson. Linked to sport, but not directly related to the Olympic Games, is the
construction of the Georgia Dome, a covered stadium capable of hosting 70,500
spectators. The construction of the stadium (which hosted the gymnastics and
basketball competitions for the 1996 Olympics) began in 1990 and was completed
in 1992. As regards the projects developed for the Olympic Games, it is
important to underline first of all that the Atlanta municipal authorities
wanted the various initiatives to result in a lasting benefit for the city and
especially for some of its more degraded areas. The decision to build the
Olympic village in one of the most needy neighborhoods in Atlanta and
the articulation of the urban and architectural plan that involved the Olympic
Stadium. The latter was built not far from the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and
was the heart of the Olympics, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies, as
well as athletics competitions. The new stadium was born with a capacity of
85,000 spectators, but immediately after the Olympic games, its restructuring
was started and the capacity was reduced to 45,000-48,000 seats. The
transformation therefore made it possible to demolish the Atlanta-Fulton County
Stadium, the area of which was intended for the construction of popular
residential buildings. Other interventions include the expansion and renovation
project for the Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport Terminal. The Memorial
Arts Center, large and modern cultural center (from 1968), it includes, in
addition to two theaters and a concert hall, the High Museum of Art with
paintings of the sec. XVI-XX.
City (182,828 residents; 272,273 residents the metropolitan area in 1996)
of the State of Georgia (USA), 150 km SSW of Atlanta, 76 m on the left of
the Chattahoochee river, which forms the border with Alabama here. Founded in
1828 as a border post, it is home to mechanical, textile (cotton), food,
electrical engineering, chemical, wood and glass industries. Airport. Fort
Benning military base is nearby (12km S). Also in the USA, in addition to the
capital of Ohio, there are two other cities of the same name, one (17,300
residents) In Nebraska and the other (30,300 residents) In Indiana.
City (117,000 residents) of the State of Georgia (USA), 120 km SSE
of Atlanta, 102 m on the Ocmulgee River. Important shopping center (cotton,
timber) and river port, it is home to the food, textile, tanning, pharmaceutical
and wood industries. Mercer University (1833).
City (138,000 residents) of the state of Georgia (USA), 350 km SE
of Atlanta, on the border with South Carolina. Located on the right of the
homonymous river, just upstream of its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean, it is an
important railway junction, home to the food, engineering, shipbuilding, wood,
chemical (fertilizers), petrochemical, paper and construction materials
industries.. Corn, cotton, tobacco, timber and paper are exported from its
port. Touristic center; home to an airport. § Founded in 1733 by General J.
Oglethorpe, it was the seat of the English colonial government until 1786 and,
during the war of independence, was attacked (1799) in vain by Franco-American
troops. An important fortified base during the Secession war, it was conquered
by WT Sherman only in December 1864.
City (73,900 residents) of southwestern Georgia (USA), on the Flint River,
235 km S of Atlanta. Active market for agricultural products, it is home to
food, textile and mechanical industries; nearby is the Turner military air base.
City (47,500 residents) of eastern Georgia (USA), 220 km E of the
capital Atlanta, on the Savannah River, on the border with South
Carolina. Market for agricultural products (cotton) and timber, it is home to
textile, food, chemical (fertilizers) and mechanical industries. Founded in
1735, it was the capital of Georgia between 1786 and 1796.