Georgia is one of the founding states of the USA. In the American Civil War, the inhabitants broke away from the USA and fought on the side of the Confederate.
- The US state Georgia is located in the southeastern United States and borders the Atlantic Ocean.
- The state is one of the 13 founding states of the USA.
- Today, Coca-Cola and two airlines are headquartered in Georgia.
Atlanta – The US state Georgia can look back on an eventful history. The name giver was the British King George II, who was born in Germany. The founding of Georgia took place in 1732 as the last of the 13 colonies that made up later from the mother country Britain independent. On January 2, 1788, the citizens of Georgia ratified the Constitution of the United States of America. During the American Civil War, the state left the Union, from 1861 to 1865 it was one of the eleven Confederates.
Today Georgia is the richest in the southern states, even though its per capita income is below the US average. In the ten years leading up to the turn of the millennium in particular, Georgia was able to attract many companies with low tax rates.
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Georgia: Geography and major cities in the state
With an area of 153, 909 km² Georgia is one of the medium-sized states in the USA. The location in the east of the country gives the state 161 km of coastline on the Atlantic. In the north, the Blue Ridge Mountains determine the geography. Georgia borders on the following states:
- South Carolina in the northeast
- North Carolina and Tennessee to the north
- Alabama to the west
- Florida in the south
The state has fertile soil, and the subtropical climate with hot and humid summers and mild winters makes agriculture very productive. Sensitive plants like peaches also grow well in Georgia. The state is also known as the “Peach State”.
The state’s population is just under ten million people. According to COUNTRYAAH.COM, 15 cities in Georgia are home to 50, 000 residents or more. The largest cities include:
- Atlanta (capital, approx. 420, 000 inhabitants)
- Augusta (almost 200, 000 inhabitants)
- Columbus (around 190, 000 inhabitants)
- Savannah (about 140, 000 inhabitants)
Most of the population lives in a metropolitan area between Atlanta and Augusta in the northern half of the state.
Georgia – Population and Economy
There are 3, 540, 690 households in Georgia. The state’s population is 55. 9% white.
In the history of the state, slavery was forbidden at the beginning of the colonial era. The ban was lifted and an unfree black majority emerged.
Today in this colony state 30. 5% of the population are African American, 8. 8% are Hispanics and Latinos, 3. 2% are Asian Americans and 0. 3% are Native Americans.
In rural areas away from the cities of the state of Georgia is in terms of economy dominated by agriculture. The main products include:
- sugar cane
In the larger cities, most jobs are in the food and textile industries and in wood processing. Two airlines ( Delta Air Lines and Transair ) and the soft drink giant Coca-Cola have their headquarters in the capital Atlanta.
The Georgia elections
The US state of Georgia is the largest of the southern states and has traditionally voted for the Democrats. This party was safe in the elections until the early 1960s. Then the policy changed. Democratic politicians became more liberal and open, while Republicans were perceived as more conservative and traditional.
Until 1992, the residents of the state wavered, choosing one side and the other. Georgia has been firmly in the hands of Republicans since 1996, who have always narrowly won. The state is very important for the US elections because it ranks 9th in population and has 16 electors.