What is Atlanta?

  • (noun): State capital and largest city of Georgia; chief commercial center of the southeastern United States; was plundered and burned by Sherman's army during the American Civil War.
    Synonyms: capital of Georgia
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Atlanta ( /ətˈlæntə/, stressed /ætˈlæntə/, locally /ætˈlænə/) is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with a 2010 population of 420,003. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,268,860 people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the country. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County, and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County.

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Georgia Aquarium - Location
... Originally proposed for the Atlantic Station development in Midtown Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium is located in downtown Atlanta, just north of Centennial Olympic Park ... Aquarium helped drive new development in the area aiding efforts by the City of Atlanta and Central Atlanta Progress, a group of local business leaders, to revitalize downtown ... is named Allen Plaza in commemoration of former Atlanta mayor Ivan Allen, Jr ...
Southern Hip Hop - Atlanta
... See also Atlanta hip hop and Music of Atlanta In 2009, the New York Times called Atlanta "hip-hop's center of gravity", and the city is home to many famous hip-hop, R B and ... Boy Stat Quo Shop Boyz The-Dream Ying Yang Twins Young Dro Yung Joc In the 1980s and early 1990s Atlanta, Georgia's hip hop scene was characterized by a local variant of ... MC Shy-D is credited with bringing authentic Bronx-style hip-hop to Atlanta (and Miami), such as 1988's Shake it produced by DJ Toomp Jones was signed to controversial ...
2000 St. Louis Cardinals Season - NLDS
... Louis 7, Atlanta 5 October 2 ... St ... Louis 10, Atlanta 4 October 3 ... St ... Louis 7, Atlanta 1 October 7 ...
... subsidiary Citicasters Licenses (formerly part of Jacor Communications), and serves the Atlanta metropolitan area media market with a Spanish sports radio format ... digital sub-channel of the low-powered digital television station WANN-LD in Atlanta ...
Atlanta, Wisconsin - Demographics
... There were 226 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...

More definitions of "Atlanta":

  • (noun): Federal troops under Sherman cut off the railroads supplying Atlanta and burned the city; 1864.
    Synonyms: battle of Atlanta