Atlanta is the capital of Georgia with an estimated 2013 population of 447,841, and lies within the Atlanta metropolitan area, which is home to 5,522,942 people -making it the 9th largest metropolitan area in the United States.
In addition to Georgia State University, a number of academic and research institutes are located in Atlanta that include Georgia Institute for Technology, Emory University, Morehouse College, Clark Atlantic University, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Georgia State University is in close proximity to Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport making national and international air travel very convenient.
While located in the South, Atlanta’s culture has become a cultural and economic hub of an increasingly diverse and multi-cultural metropolitan area.
Atlanta is home to professional franchises for three major teams: the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball, the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League, and the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association.
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