- The city was christened “Atlanta” in 1845, after previously being called “Terminus” and “Marthasville.”
- Atlanta is Georgia’s fıfth capital, after Savannah, Augusta, Louisville and Milledgeville.
- The city’s offıcial symbol is a phoenix—representing Atlanta’s rise from the ashes after it was intentionally burned to the ground during the Civil War.
- Hartsfıeld-Jackson Atlanta International Airport—the busiest airport in the world—has a terminal as big as 45 football fıelds.
- The Bank of America Plaza, at 1,023 feet tall, is America’s tallest building not located in either the Big Apple or the Windy City.
- Stone Mountain Park attracts 4 million visitors annually, making it Georgia’s most popular attraction.
- SkyView Atlanta features a 200-foot-tall Ferris wheel.
- Many fan-favorite movies and TV shows have been shot in Atlanta, including “Zombieland,” “The Walking Dead,” “Anchorman 2,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “The Internship,” “42,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Identity Thief” and “Flight.”
- Atlanta boasts the most shopping center space per capita in the nation after Chicago.
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