Ten fun facts about Atlanta
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Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area.
Following the Civil Rights Movement, the city earned a reputation as “too busy to hate” for the progressive views of its citizens and leaders
Atlanta is the primary transportation hub of the Southeastern United States, via highway, railroad, and air, with Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport being the world's busiest airport since 1998.
Known as the “Zombie Capital of the World”, Atlanta has gained recognition as a center of production of horror and zombie-related productions.Fact 5
Atlanta, while very much in the South, has a culture that is no longer strictly Southern.Fact 6
Summers are hot and humid in Atlanta, while winters are cool but variable.Fact 7
Atlanta has long been known as a center of African American political power, education, and culture, often called a black mecca.Fact 8
Encompassing $304 billion, the Atlanta metropolitan area is the eighth-largest economy in the country.Fact 9
Its economy is the 17th-largest in the world.Fact 10
Atlanta has the highest elevation of major cities east of the Mississippi River. Click here for more u.s. city facts ❯
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