Georgia (US State) – The Best Guide, Must Knows & Fun Facts

Petr Novák

Georgia is an overpopulated state in the southeastern United States. Named after King George II of Great Britain, Georgia was only the fourth state in the Union. Georgia is home to several world-famous companies, including Coca Cola, Delta Air Lines, and UPS.

Georgia (US State) – The Best Guide, Must Knows & Fun Facts

Map of Georgia / Where is Georgia?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic Information about Georgia
  2. What to See in the State of Georgia
  3. Fun Facts about Georgia
  4. Georgia Weather
  5. Georgia’s Largest Cities
  6. Georgia Food Prices
  7. State Symbols of Georgia

Basic Information about Georgia

What to See in the State of Georgia

  1. City of Atlanta
  2. World of Coca-Cola Museum in Atlanta
  3. World of Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta
  4. The Martin Luther King Memorial in Atlanta
  5. Olympic Park in Atlanta
  6. CNN studios in Atlanta
  7. St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Savannah
  8. Fox Theatre in Atlanta
  9. Driftwood Beach
  10. Warner Robins Aviation Museum

For tips on other sights and places of interest in Georgia, post them in the discussion.

Fun Facts about Georgia

Date of Georgia’s Entry into the Union

January 2, 1788 (4th in order)

State of Georgia nickname

Peach State

Georgia’s tallest mountain

Brasstown Bald (1,458 metres)

Georgia Rivers

  1. Chattahoochee River (690 km)
  2. Flint River (554 km)
  3. Savannah River (484 km)
  4. Ogechee River (473 km)
  5. Coosa River (450 km)

Airports in Georgia

  1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  2. Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport
  3. Augusta Regional Airport
  4. Columbus Metropolitan Airport
  5. Valdosta Regional Airport

Georgia Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): Atlanta Falcons
  • MLB (baseball): Atlanta Braves
  • MLS (soccer): Atlanta United FC
  • NHL (ice hockey): no team
  • NBA (basketball): Atlanta Hawks

Universities in Georgia

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Emory University
  • University of Georgia
  • Georgia State University

ZIP codes

30001-31999, 39901

Georgia Weather | Georgia Average Temperatures | Georgia Average Precipitation

Georgia Weather

Most of Georgia lies in the subtropical region, which is characterized by hot and sultry summers. Temperatures here reach 20-30 °C in summer, with slightly cooler temperatures at higher elevations. Winters tend to be fairly mild, at least in the lower areas, with temperatures usually between 2 °C and 12 °C, and freezing temperatures are rare.

Unfortunately, natural disasters in Georgia include fairly frequent tornadoes and, due to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, hurricanes.

Current Forecasts:

Georgia’s Largest Cities

# City Population Map
1 Atlanta 498,044 Show on Map
2 Augusta 196,939 Show on Map
3 Columbus 194,160 View on map
4 Macon 153,095 Show on Map
5 Savannah 145,862 Show on Map
6 Athens 125,964 Show on Map
7 Sandy Springs 108,797 Show on Map
8 Roswell 94,650 Show on Map
9 Johns Creek 84,310 Show on Map
10 Warner Robins 75,797 Show on Map

Georgia Food Prices

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal prices: $7.00
  • Restaurant Draft Beer (0.5L): $5.00
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $4.20
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $1.96
  • Milk (1 l): $0.81
  • Bread (500 g): $2.72
  • Rice (1 kg): $3.88
  • Egg (12 pcs): $2.34
  • Cheese (1 kg): $10.65
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $10.81
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $14.45
  • Apple (1 kg): $5.08
  • Bananas (1 kg): $2.84
  • Oranges (1 kg): $5.07
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $4.96
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $3.46
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $1.94
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $2.68
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $5.75

Grocery prices in the city of Atlanta valid in January 2021. Take these as a guide, they vary widely from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

Georgia Flag | Georgia State Emblem

State Symbols of Georgia

  • Ballet Choir:Atlanta Ballet
  • Botanical Garden: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
  • Theater: Springer Opera House, Columbus
  • Gemstone: quartz
  • Folk Arts Festival: Georgia Folk Festival
  • Insect: bee
  • Food: corn porridge (Grits)
  • Flower: Smooth Rose
  • Folk Dance: Square Dance
  • Mineral: staurolite
  • Marine mammal: black whale
  • Butterfly: Eastern otter
  • Animal: Carolina sundew
  • Fruit: peach
  • Song: Georgia on My Mind
  • Snake: Mousewife
  • Crop: oilseed
  • Bird: brown thrush
  • Fish: trout perch
  • Tree: Virginia oak
  • Wildflower: Wildflower
  • Vegetable: sweet onion

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