The state capital of Georgia, Atlanta is the most populous city in the United States of America with a 2008 estimate population of over 537,958 people. Atlanta is famous all over the world as a business city and transportation hub owing to the presence of major players like The Coca-Cola Company, Delta airlines and AT&T Mobility, each of which is a giant in there respective sectors.
Incorporated on December 29, 1847, Atlanta functioned as a major railroad and military supply center. Atlanta has been a focal point of some major political activities like the 1960s Civil Rights Movement where Dr. Martin Luther King along with the students of the Atlanta’s historically black colleges and universities had been at the forefront of the movement’s leadership.
Atlanta is also famous for the 1996 Summer Olympics which resulted in the city taking up major construction and infrastructure development projects and improving facilities for the visiting guests during the Olympic season. The city administration has taken steps to make it socially responsible on sensitive issues like ‘environment’. In 2009 Atlanta’s Virginia-Highland became the first carbon-neutral zone in the United States.
Tourism is one of the important sectors in Atlanta. Wit millions of people visiting Atlanta each year, there are some great recreational and fun activities for all ages. Some of the popular tourist destinations in Atlanta are the Georgia Aquarium which is the world’s largest indoor aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola showcasing the history of the world-famous soft drink brand.
Atlanta has been at the fore front of the economic development. Home to 13 Fortune 500 and 24 Fortune 1000 companies, these companies provide the necessary leadership and vision needed for such high caliber economic development.
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