Located in the northern half of Georgia county, known as the Piedmont, Atlanta landscape consists of undulating hills, rugged mountains tucked between a vast plain. Its unique geographical position has made Atlanta the center of transportation in the south since the nineteenth century. Railroads, highways and airport (the busiest in the world in 2006) made the city accessible and attractive to others for commercial agreements. Atlanta is a crossroads city.
Before the Civil War that beguns in 1861, Atlanta, Georgia was already a railroad center, a center of manufacturing and warehouse stores.
During the infamous March to the Sea of 1864, General William Sherman burned all the amenities of the railway, most of the business and more than two thirds of the houses in an attempt to cripple the supply lines.
But Atlanta has not remained in ruins for long. At four years of Sherman’s attack, the Georgia’s capital city was moved from Milledgeville to Atlanta as the city is launching the first campaign to attract business.
In 1886 a local drug store, “Jacob’s”, began selling a tonic for headaches and hangovers called Coca-Cola. In 1891 an entrepreneur, Asa Candler, paid $ 2.300 for copyrights and the following year he founded the Coca-Cola.
This city is the birthplace of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. had a major role in this movement. In 1963 he was the only southern mayor who testified before Congress in support of the Civil Rights Act.
Today, almost 5 million people live and work in this area. Atlanta itself is a city of 352 sq km with 430,000 inhabitants. In this area there are several neighborhoods, each with personality and over 52 different streets named Peach.
In addition to being the cultural and economic center of the southern United States, Atlanta offers a traditional charm with modern flair. Being full of attractions, including Georgia Aquarium – the largest in-door aquarium, Panorama Furniture Atlanta (Atlanta Cyclorama), CNN Studios tour, Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District and Six Flags over Georgia Theme Park, Atlanta has something for every visitor.
Buckhead is the place of residence of those who are fashionable, but also the place to go when you want to enjoy the glamorous night life (theaters, comedy clubs, bars, discos, live performances).
Spring and autumn are ideal seasons for sightseeing. In spring, Atlanta is “Beautiful South “. The city is filled with trees and azaleas bloom pink. And autumn is just as colorful. Winter is unpredictable and summer is wet and apathetic.