The state of Georgia with an area of 59,425 square miles is placed on the 24th position among the 50 states. In 2014 the population estimate is 10,097,343. The state is also known as the Empire State of the South. Atlanta represents the state’s capital and at the same time its most populous city. Some of Georgia’s most well known landmarks are “World of Coca Cola”, “CNN Center”, “Philips Arena” and “Warm Spring”.
In Georgia are located almost 70 public colleges, universities and technical colleges in addition to over 45 private higher education institutions. The oldest public university in the US is the “University of Georgia”.
The state of Georgia is a home to more than 48 television broadcast stations such as: TBS, TNT, TCM, Cartoon Network, CNN and Headline News.
Here is an interesting fact that will help you gasp how big the economy of Georgia is: If Georgia was a country, it would be the 28th largest economy in the world. Nowadays, the economic situation of the state is stable with a total gross state product of $403 billion.
15 Fortune 500 companies and 26 Fortune 1000 companies have their headquarters in Georgia. The main activities that contribute the most to the state’s GSP are: tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. The state of Georgia represents the nation’s largest producer of peanuts and is also a leading producer of lumber and pulpwood. In the leading industries of Georgia are also included the manufacturing of textiles and textile products. Automobile manufacturing is mostly developed around Atlanta. In November 2009, Kia Motors started production at their first plant, “Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia”.