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Atlanta Arts,
Museums & Culture

American Museum of Papermaking
Atlanta Ballet
Atlanta Dogwood Festival
Atlanta Entertainment
Atlanta Opera
Atlanta Symphony
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
The Carter Center
Center for Puppetry Arts
Dancing in Atlanta
Dennis Elliott Artist
Emory University - Michael C. Carlos Museum
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Fernbank Science Center
Fox Theatre
High Museum of Art
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center
Martin Luther King, Jr, National Historic Site
Museum of Music
SciTrek
Torah from Dixie
Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center



Atlanta Attractions & Travel
Atlanta Convention and Visitor's Bureau
Atlanta B&B
Bed & Breakfast Inn Georgia
Directory of Bed and Breakfasts
King-Keith House Bed and Breakfast
Georgia's Supernatural Sites
Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport
Kennesaw Civil War Museum
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Six Flags Over Georgia
Stone Mountain Park
Zoo Atlanta



Education, Government & Hospitals
Agnes Scott College
Atlanta College of Art
Atlanta Police Department
Atlanta Public Schools
City of Atlanta Police Department
Emory University
Fulton County
Georgia Department of Education
Georgia Dept of Transportation
Georgia State University
Georgia Tech
Kennesaw State University
Mercer University
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
Morehouse College
Northside Hospital
Oglethorpe University
Scottish Rite Children's Medical
Spelman College
State of Georgia
Teacher Certification Requirements in Georgia
University System of Georgia



Atlanta Media & Sports
ABC - Channel 2
Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Business Chronicle
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Magazine
CBS - Channel 46
Fox - Channel 5
Great Speckled Bird
NBC - Channel 11
North Georgia Journal On-Line
TBS - Channel 17
WSB Radio News



Real Estate & Home Finders
Atlanta Apartment Book
Atlanta Board of Realtors
Atlanta Georgia Suburban Homes
Atlanta Homeownership Center
Atlanta Relocation Guide
Century 21 Atlanta
 
 

Atlanta is the capital and largest city of the state of Georgia, a state of the United States of America. As of the 2000 census, it has a population of 416,474. It is the county seat of Fulton County. It was the host city for the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Atlanta was founded in the 19th century as a terminus on the Western & Atlantic railroad, hence the name. It was the target of a major invasion in the American Civil War and scene of the Battle of Atlanta, later immortalized in the novel and film Gone With the Wind. The city was destroyed in the aftermath of the battle.

Despite these romantic associations, Atlanta has always been a commercial city, and not an Ante-bellum monument. It is a major center of regional commerce. The headquarters of the Cable News Network are in Atlanta, where it was founded.

At more than 1000 feet above sea level, Atlanta is second in altitude to mile-high Denver among major American cities. This results in a climate more moderate than in many other cities in the Southern US, despite its common nickname as "Hotlanta".

Atlanta is home to numerous educational institutions: Emory University, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, and Agnes Scott College as well as a cluster of historically black institutions including Atlanta University and Morehouse College.

Major-league Sports teams:

Major League Baseball: Atlanta Braves American football, National Football League: Atlanta Falcons Basketball, National Basketball Association: Atlanta Hawks Hockey, National Hockey League: Atlanta Thrashers Soccer, Women's United Soccer Association: Atlanta Beat


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