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Georgia (U.S. state)
|State of Georgia|
|Anthem: "Georgia on My Mind"|
Map of the United States with Georgia highlighted
|Before statehood||Province of Georgia|
|Admitted to the Union||January 2, 1788 (4th)|
(and largest city)
|Largest metro||Metro Atlanta|
|• Governor||Brian Kemp (R)|
|• Lieutenant Governor||Geoff Duncan (R)|
|Legislature||Georgia General Assembly|
|• Upper house||State Senate|
|• Lower house||House of Representatives|
|U.S. senators||David Perdue (R) |
Kelly Loeffler (R)
|U.S. House delegation||9 Republicans|
5 Democrats (list)
|• Total||59,425 sq mi (153,909 km2)|
|• Land||57,906 sq mi (149,976 km2)|
|• Water||1,519 sq mi (3,933 km2) 2.6%|
|Elevation||600 ft (180 m)|
|Highest elevation||4,784 ft (1,458 m)|
|0 ft (0 m)|
|• Density||165/sq mi (65.4/km2)|
|• Density rank||18th|
|• Median household income||$56,183|
|• Income rank||33rd|
|• Official language||English|
|• Spoken language||English |
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (EDT)|
|ISO 3166 code||US-GA|
Georgia is a state in the southeastern part of the United States. It is bordered by Florida to the south, Alabama to the west, Tennessee and North Carolina to the north, and South Carolina to the east. All of Georgia's coastline is on the Atlantic Ocean. The ocean borders Georgia to the southeast.
Georgia was established in 1732 and became a state in 1788. It was the last of the original 13 colonies and eventually joined in the growing rebellion against Britain. Georgia was named after George II of Great Britain.
The 5 Regions of Georgia
Cities in Georgia
The capital and largest city in Georgia is Atlanta. The 1996 Olympic Games took place there, and the book and movie Gone with the Wind was set in and around Atlanta in the 1860s. Other big cities in the state include Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, and Macon. Georgia has a total of 159 counties.
- "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20120722022527/http://egsc.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/booklets/elvadist/elvadist.html. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
- Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
- "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/median-annual-income/?currentTimeframe=0. Retrieved December 9, 2016.