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Atlanta Georgia Facts

Atlanta is both the capital of Georgia and the county seat of Fulton County. It is home to the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA, the Atlanta Thrashers of the NHL, the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL, and the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball. Nicknamed Hotlanta, Atlanta is one of the prime locations and major destinations of the southeastern region of the United States. But, here are 7 things you don't know about Atlanta.

  1. J. Edgar Thomson who was the Chief Engineer of the Georgia Railroad in the early to mid 1800s suggested the city name "Atlantica-Pacifica" for the community that would soon shorten that suggestion to "Atlanta".

  2. The motto on the Atlanta city seal is "Resurgens" which is Latin for "rising again", coming from the city rebuilding after being burned in the Civil War.

  3. Atlanta is actually the fifth city to be the capital of Georgia following Savannah, Augusta, Louisville, and Milledgeville.

  4. The tallest building in Atlanta is the Bank of America Plaza, currently the 29th tallest building in the whole world.

  5. The largest aquarium in the world is the Georgia Aquarium located in and one of the more popular attractions in Atlanta.

  6. There are over 30 colleges and universities within the city of Atlanta.

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  8. The city of Atlanta's largest employer is Delta Airlines.

  9. Atlanta has been one of the more popular destinations in the southeast. With its rich history and endless list of things to do, it will continue to keep that position.

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