Ten fun facts about Atlanta

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Fact 1
Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Fact 2
Following the Civil Rights Movement, the city earned a reputation as “too busy to hate” for the progressive views of its citizens and leaders

Fact 3
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.


Fact 4
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.


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is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia