;Atlanta Braves and Clear Channel Announce Move to Project 9–6–1 for 2009 Games." March 2, 2009. Retrieved July 8, 2010. '''Atlanta''' ( ) is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. (United States) state of Georgia (Georgia (U.S. state)) with a 2010 population of 420,003.
publicized cheating scandal exposed in 2009. John Creek ranked among top in the nation for education. Major Universities List of colleges and universities in metropolitan Atlanta * Atlanta University Center ** Clark Atlanta University ** Morehouse College ** Spelman College ** Interdenominational Theological Center * Emory University * Georgia Gwinnett College * Georgia Institute of Technology * Georgia State University * Kennesaw
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black pop. Metro Atlanta!! Proportion of black pop. in Atlanta + DeKalb - 2000 255,689 361,111 616,800 1,189,179 51.9% - 2010 226,894 375,697 602,591 1,707,913 35.2% Hispanic Americans (Hispanic and Latino Americans) are the fastest growing ethnic group. At 10.4% of the metro's population in 2010, versus only 6.5% in 2000, the metro's Hispanic population increased an astounding 109.6%, or 298,459 people, in ten years. Major Hispanic groups include
in Gwinnett county southeast of Norcross Community Improvement District , or Highway 78 Community Improvement District, covering part of the U.S. 78 corridor in Gwinnett near Snellville Community Improvement District , established early 2010 in Lilburn (Lilburn, Georgia) * Camp Creek Parkway CID * Airport West CID * Airport East CID Education Atlanta Public Schools has been plagued by a widely publicized cheating scandal exposed in 2009. John Creek ranked among top in the nation for education. Major Universities List of colleges and universities in metropolitan Atlanta * Atlanta University Center ** Clark Atlanta University ** Morehouse College ** Spelman College ** Interdenominational Theological Center * Emory University * Georgia Gwinnett College * Georgia Institute of Technology * Georgia State University * Kennesaw State University * Mercer University * Savannah College of Art and Design Healthcare The area is served by a diverse network of healthcare facilities including private practice, urgent care, hospital systems, and specialty care facilities. There are approximately 28 hospitals serving the metro. There are both private for profit systems and several robust community not-for-profit systems. Major Healthcare Systems * Emory Healthcare, the largest health care system in Georgia. * Grady Memorial Hospital * Piedmont * Shepherd Center * Wellstar Health System * Northside Hospital * Gwinnett Medical Center * Reagan Medical Center * Children's Healthcare * Atlanta VA Medical Center Media TV * CNN * Turner Broadcasting * The Weather Channel Radio Star 94, 94.1 Atlanta Rock, 100.5 The River, 97.1 Print * The Atlanta Journal-Constitution * Atlanta Business Chronicle * Atlanta (Atlanta (magazine)) Magazine * The Atlantan * Jezebel * Atlanta Parent Culture & Attractions Sports The metro hosts 4 major league sports franchises: Atlanta Hawks of the NBA; Atlanta Dream of the WNBA; Atlanta Falcons of the NFL; and Atlanta Braves of MLB. Former teams include the Atlanta Thrashers of the NHL. The Braves will be moving to SunTrust Park in the Cumberland area of Cobb County, Georgia, northwest of Atlanta when the lease on Turner Field expires after 2016. The Braves has a farm team that also plays in the Atlanta metro, the Gwinnett Braves. Sports Venues * Georgia Dome, home of the Falcons & GSU Panthers * Philips Arena, home of the Hawks & Dream, and former home of the Thrashers. * Turner Field, home of the Braves * Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Braves. Performing Arts Venues Fox Theater Museums List of museums in Atlanta Prominent Museums include: *High Museum of Art *Fernbank Museum of Natural History *Fernbank Science Center *Children's Museum of Atlanta *Delta Flight Museum Amusement *Six Flags over Georgia *World of Coca-Cola *Georgia Aquarium *College Football Hall of Fame Parks *Piedmont Park *Atlanta Botanical Gardens *Stone Mountain *Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Other *CNN Center Military Presence * Fort Gillem, Closed. * Fort McPherson, Closed. * Dobbins Air Reserve Base Transportation Transit systems Atlanta has always been a railroad town, and the city once had an extensive streetcar (Streetcars in Atlanta) system around the city, and which also provided interurban service as far out as Marietta, USD). The scene in Georgia is set in Dekalb County (Dekalb County, Georgia), which they pronounce in the show with the "l." Local pronunciation of the county, in the Atlanta metropolitan area, omits the "l," and as such, should be pronounced ''deh-kab'', not ''deh-kalb'' as in the show. DeKalb County, Illinois, by contrast, is pronounced with the "l" sound.
in its native range, and is easily identified by the fact that it turns fiery red in early October, much brighter and weeks earlier than most other trees (which usually peak in early November). Shrubby plants include blackberry, horsechestnut, sumac, and sometimes hawthorn (Crataegus). Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia), poison ivy (poison-ivy (plant)), and briar (Smilax) are common vines. The Confederate Yellow Daisy is a wildflower native only
has become wild and is common in undeveloped forests. Some vines exceed 50 years of age and cover dozens of acres of forest, creating a dense, purple explosion each spring. Japanese honeysuckle is extremely common; its fragrance an early summer delight. A common garden plant, the Chinese privet, has escaped to become the state's most invasive non-native plant species. Fauna Among mammals, the eastern gray squirrel is by far the most ubiquitous, stealing birdseed from the bird feeders which many locals maintain. Chipmunks and small brown rabbits are common, but it is relatively rare to hear of them doing any damage. Opossum, raccoons, foxes, and now even small coyotes and armadillos are frequently seen. Garden and meadow snakes are common; three poisonous snakes (Eastern Diamondback, Water Moccasin, Copperhead ) are indigenous, but reports of bites are rare. Many types of frogs, including tree frogs and bullfrogs,are easily heard in early summer, as are cicadas in July and August. Black bear (American black bear)s occasionally wander down from the mountains, and white-tailed deer are abundant; overpopulated in some areas. Homeowners in the outer suburbs are prone to landscaping damage due to scavenging deer. The most common birds are the Brown Thrasher (the GA state bird), American crow, European (or common) starling (common starling), American robin, mourning dove, house sparrow, northern cardinal, purple finch, Carolina chickadee, tufted titmouse, bluejay, white-breasted nuthatch, eastern bluebird, mockingbird, brown-headed nuthatch, and the Carolina wren. Birds of prey thrive in the area, with three varieties of hawks common near open fields in even the most populated areas. Falcons roost on skyscrapers in downtown Atlanta and can be regularly seen feasting on pigeons. The American kestrel is sometimes seen. Late in the year, three species of owls can be heard nightly in wooded areas. Various woodpeckers can be seen in forested lots, including the red-bellied woodpecker, northern flicker (also known as the "red-shafted flicker"), and the downy woodpecker. The red-headed woodpecker is common in open fields and on golf courses. The American goldfinch is present mostly in winter, and the ruby-throated hummingbird only in summer. Government and politics right thumbnail 200px Downtown Marietta's historic town square (File:MariettaGeorgia.jpg). Georgia has the smallest average county size of any state which operates county governments. USD). The scene in Georgia is set in Dekalb County (Dekalb County, Georgia), which they pronounce in the show with the "l." Local pronunciation of the county, in the Atlanta metropolitan area, omits the "l," and as such, should be pronounced ''deh-kab'', not ''deh-kalb'' as in the show. DeKalb County, Illinois, by contrast, is pronounced with the "l" sound.
224,000 people. Black Americans are the largest racial minority with 32.4% of the population, up from 28.9% in 2000. The city of Atlanta has long been regarded as a "black mecca" for its role as a center of black education, political power, wealth, and culture. From 2000 to 2010, the geographic disbursement of blacks in Metro Atlanta changed radically. Long concentrated in the city of Atlanta and DeKalb County, the black population there dropped while over half a million African
. Earthquakes and fault lines An extinct fault line called the Brevard Fault runs roughly parallel to the Chattahoochee River, but as its last movements were apparently prehistoric, it is considered extinct and not a threat to the region. Still, minor earthquakes do rattle the area (and all of Georgia) occasionally. One notable one was in April 2003 (2003 Alabama earthquake) (magnitude 4.6) coming from the northwest, its epicenter just across the state line
'''Atlanta''' ( Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, which is home to 5,268,860 people and is the ninth largest in the U.S. (table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas) US Census Bureau, 2010, "Largest U.S. Metropolitan Areas, 1990-2010" in ''World Almanac and Book of Facts'' p. 612. It is a major component of a growing southeastern megalopolis (megalopolis (city type)) known as the Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County (Fulton County, GA), and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County (DeKalb County, GA).