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Atlanta is the capital of, and the most populous city in, the U.S. state of Georgia.
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Atlanta metropolitan area

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The city serves as the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5.8 million people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the nation.
Its economic, cultural and demographic center is Atlanta, and has an estimated 2017 population of 5,884,736 according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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During the 1960s, Atlanta became a major organizing center of the civil rights movement, with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph David Abernathy, and many other locals playing major roles in the movement's leadership.
Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.

1996 Summer Olympics

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Revitalization of Atlanta's neighborhoods, initially spurred by the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, has intensified in the 21st century, altering the city's demographics, politics, and culture.
The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially referred to as the Centennial Olympic Games, was an international multi-sport event that was celebrated from July 19 to August 4, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Fulton County, Georgia

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Atlanta is the seat of Fulton County and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County.
Its county seat is Atlanta, the state capital.

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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During the modern era, Atlanta has attained international prominence as a major air transportation hub, with Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport being the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998.
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, also known as Atlanta Airport, Hartsfield, or Hartsfield–Jackson, is an international airport located 7 mi south of Atlanta's central business district, in the U.S. state of Georgia.

List of municipalities in Georgia (U.S. state)

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Atlanta is the capital of, and the most populous city in, the U.S. state of Georgia.
The largest municipality by population in Georgia is Atlanta, with 420,003 residents, and the smallest municipality by population is Edge Hill, with 24 residents.

Georgia (U.S. state)

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Atlanta is the capital of, and the most populous city in, the U.S. state of Georgia.
Atlanta, the state's capital and most populous city, has been named a global city.

Chattanooga, Tennessee

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The initial route was to run southward from Chattanooga to a terminus east of the Chattahoochee River, which would then be linked to Savannah.
Chattanooga lies 118 mi northwest of Atlanta, Georgia, 112 mi southwest of Knoxville, Tennessee, 134 mi southeast of Nashville, Tennessee, 102 mi northeast of Huntsville, Alabama, and 147 mi northeast of Birmingham, Alabama.

DeKalb County, Georgia

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Atlanta is the seat of Fulton County and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County.
It contains roughly 10% of the city of Atlanta (the other 90% lies in Fulton County).

Atlanta tree canopy

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Atlanta has topographic features that include rolling hills and dense tree coverage, earning it the nickname of "the city in a forest."
The city of Atlanta, Georgia has a reputation as the "city in a forest" due to its abundance of trees, uncommon among major cities.

Peachtree Creek

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Standing Peachtree, a Creek village located where Peachtree Creek flows into the Chattahoochee River, was the closest Indian settlement to what is now Atlanta.
Peachtree Creek is a major stream in Atlanta.

Five Points, Atlanta

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After engineers surveyed various possible locations for the terminus, the "zero milepost" was driven into the ground in what is now Five Points.
Five Points is a district of Atlanta, Georgia, United States, the primary reference for the downtown area.

History of the Georgia Institute of Technology

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By 1885, the founding of the Georgia School of Technology (now Georgia Tech) and the Atlanta University Center had established Atlanta as a center for higher education.
Founded on October 13, 1885, in Atlanta as the Georgia School of Technology, the university opened in 1888 after the construction of Tech Tower and a shop building and only offered one degree in mechanical engineering.

Atlanta Campaign

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In 1864, the Union Army moved southward following the capture of Chattanooga and began its invasion of north Georgia.
The Atlanta Campaign was a series of battles fought in the Western Theater of the American Civil War throughout northwest Georgia and the area around Atlanta during the summer of 1864.

Western and Atlantic Railroad

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In 1836, the Georgia General Assembly voted to build the Western and Atlantic Railroad in order to provide a link between the port of Savannah and the Midwest.
The Western & Atlantic Railroad of the State of Georgia (W&A) is a government-owned railroad (by the State of Georgia) and is currently leased by CSX, which CSX operates in the southeastern United States from Atlanta, Georgia to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Leo Frank

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In 1913, Leo Frank, a Jewish-American factory superintendent, was convicted of the murder of a 13-year-old girl in a highly publicized trial most see as having been deeply tainted by anti-Semitism.
Leo Max Frank (April 17, 1884August 17, 1915) was an American factory superintendent who was convicted in 1913 of the murder of a 13-year-old employee, Mary Phagan, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Battle of Atlanta

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The region surrounding Atlanta was the location of several major army battles, culminating with the Battle of Atlanta and a four-month-long siege of the city by the Union Army under the command of General William Tecumseh Sherman.
The Battle of Atlanta was a battle of the Atlanta Campaign fought during the American Civil War on July 22, 1864, just southeast of Atlanta, Georgia.

Atlanta race riot

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Increased racial tensions led to the Atlanta Race Riot of 1906, which left at least 27 people dead and over 70 injured.
The Atlanta race riot of 1906 was an attack of armed white mobs against blacks in Atlanta, Georgia (United States), which began the evening of September 22 and lasted through September 24, 1906.

William Tecumseh Sherman

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The region surrounding Atlanta was the location of several major army battles, culminating with the Battle of Atlanta and a four-month-long siege of the city by the Union Army under the command of General William Tecumseh Sherman.
He proceeded to lead his troops to the capture of the city of Atlanta, a military success that contributed to the re-election of Abraham Lincoln.

Chattahoochee River

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Standing Peachtree, a Creek village located where Peachtree Creek flows into the Chattahoochee River, was the closest Indian settlement to what is now Atlanta.
From its source in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Chattahoochee River flows southwesterly to Atlanta and through its suburbs.

James Calhoun

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On the next day, Mayor James Calhoun surrendered Atlanta to the Union Army, and on September 7, Sherman ordered the city's civilian population to evacuate.
James M. Calhoun (February 12, 1811October 1, 1875) was the 16th Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia during the American Civil War, best known as the recipient of Union General William T. Sherman's famous "war is cruelty" (often misquoted as "war is hell") letter.

Marietta, Georgia

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He was hanged in Marietta by a lynch mob in 1915 after having his death sentence commuted, an event which deeply impacted the Jewish community in Atlanta and across the country, and was part of what sparked the revival of the Ku Klux Klan.
Marietta is the fourth largest of the principal cities (by population) of the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area.

List of the busiest airports

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During the modern era, Atlanta has attained international prominence as a major air transportation hub, with Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport being the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998.

Savannah, Georgia

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In 1836, the Georgia General Assembly voted to build the Western and Atlantic Railroad in order to provide a link between the port of Savannah and the Midwest.
Savannah was the host city for the sailing competitions during the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta.

Sherman's March to the Sea

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On November 11, 1864, Sherman prepared for the Union Army's March to the Sea by ordering the destruction of Atlanta's remaining military assets.
The campaign began with Sherman's troops leaving the captured city of Atlanta on November 15 and ended with the capture of the port of Savannah on December 21. His forces followed a "scorched earth" policy, destroying military targets as well as industry, infrastructure, and civilian property and disrupting the Confederacy's economy and its transportation networks.