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About Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia's most populous city and the third largest metropolitan area in the Southeast, is one of the nation's business centers and key transportation's hub, via highway, railroad and air.

Atlanta contains the world headquarters of corporations such as Coca-Cola, Home Depot, AT&T Mobility, UPS, Delta Air Lines and Turner Broadcasting.

Atlanta has the country's fourth-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies have business operations in the metropolitan area.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been the world's busiest airport since 1998.

Population: 540,922
Metropolitan Area: 5.5 million
Major Industries: Service industries employ the largest number of workers, but trade and manufacturing are also important elements.
Sports teams: Atlanta Falcons, NFL; Atlanta Hawks, NBA; Atlanta Braves, MLB; Atlanta Thrashers, NHL
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