About Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta began as a settlement located at the intersection of two railroad lines, and it was incorporated in 1845. Today, the city is major business city and the primary transportation hub of the Southeastern United States (via highway, railroad, and air), withHartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport being the world's busiest airport since 1998. The World Cities Study Group at Loughborough University rated Atlanta as an "alpha(-) world city."[ With a gross domestic product of US$270 billion, Atlanta's economy ranks 15th among world cities and sixth in the nation.[ The city is a center for services, business, higher education, information technology, and finance. Atlanta contains the country's third largest concentration of Fortune 500companies, and more than 75 percent of Fortune 1000 companies have business operations in the metropolitan area. Atlanta is the world headquarters of corporations such as The Coca-Cola Company, Turner Broadcasting, The Home Depot, AT&T Mobility,UPS, and Delta Air Lines. As of 2010, Atlanta is the seventh most visited city in the United States, welcoming over 35 million domestic and overseas visitors per yea

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