Georgia is one of the most versatile southern states in the United
States. In the Peach State (peach state) you will find
quiet coastal towns, clean beaches, charming southern flair,
friendly people and diverse mountain landscapes. Georgia, as the
founding state of the United States, was among the thirteen colonies
that once abandoned the British and was the fourth state
to sign the constitution.
The state's motto is "Wisdom, Justice
and Moderation", which means that in German wisdom, justice and
moderation are used. The state has an Atlantic coast of
approximately 161 km in length. In the north, Georgia is shaped by
the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are part of the
Appalachian Mountains, which shape large parts of the U.S.
east coast. The Brasstown Bald is with 1458 m the highest
peak in the state.
Georgia is completely surrounded by southern states, so it
borders Florida in the south, Alabama in the west, South Carolina in
the northeast, and North Carolina and Tennessee in the north. Almost
60% of Georgia's residents are of European origin, the proportion of
African Americans is approximately 30%, which is one of the highest
proportions within the U.S. states. There are also Hispanics, as
well as a smaller group of Asians and indigenous peoples. The
largest cities are Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Savannah and Athens.
- Area: 153,909 sq km
- Population: 10,310,371
- Abbreviation: GA
- Capital: Atlanta
- Local time: GMT -4
- Nickname: The Peach State
Conservative values in the Deep South
Georgia, like many other southern states, belongs to the Deep
South and has developed into a Red State for
the Republicans in recent years. Overall, the state is conservative
and traditional. The people of Georgia are hospitable but often
still have a nostalgia for the good old days. Georgia is also
proudly called the Empire State of the South.
In the Civil War, Georgia fought against the Northern States as
part of the Confederate States of America in 1861-1865. Georgia was
the last southern state to rejoin the United States on July 15,
1870, and was one of the last states to break racial segregation.
Georgia is a coveted state to live in due to the pleasant climate
and its beautiful landscapes, cities and quality of life.
Due to the increasing population, weight is increasing at the
federal level and in presidential elections. The main religions and
churches are the Southern Baptist Convention, the United Methodist
Church and the Catholic Church as well as smaller Protestant free
The climate in Georgia is subtropical and humid. Because of its
location on the Atlantic Ocean and near the Gulf of Mexico and the
Caribbean's zone of influence, Georgia is also affected by tornadoes
and hurricanes. The Coca-Cola Company, founded by Asa
Griggs Candler in Atlanta in 1892, is world-famous. Atlanta is also
home to Cable News Network (CNN) and Delta Air Lines. The Hartsfield-Jackson
Airport in Atlanta is one of the largest airports in the
U.S. and worldwide. It is a hub to many other airports in the United
Otherwise, the wood and textile industry also plays a role, and
of course agriculture. Peanuts, cotton, rice, sugar cane and citrus
are grown here.