Georgia

Georgia (English: Georgia) is a state in the southeast of the USA, the fourth state that signed the Constitution of the United States in 1788. The capital and largest city is Atlanta. Other large cities: Savannah. Population 8,186,453 people (2000).

Georgia’s official nicknames are the “Peach State” and the “Imperial State of the South.”

Geography

In the North, Georgia borders the states of Tennessee and North Carolina, in the East – with South Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean, in the South – with Florida, in the West – with Alabama. Yelow River and Savannah rivers flow through the territory of the state.

In the north of the state is the Blue Ridge (the Appalachian foothills).

Judicial system

The judicial system in Georgia consists of three levels of courts: the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, and the Court of First Instance. Although there are 6 classes of trial courts in Georgia, each has jurisdiction over specific matters. Courts of first instance in Georgia include Superior Court, Juvenile Court, Probate Court, Municipal Court, Magistrate Court, and State Court.

The Supreme Court of Georgia expanded from seven judges to nine in 2017. As of March 2020, eight judges on the court were appointed by a Republican governor, and one was originally elected in a nonpartisan election.

Famous people

  • Dwight Howard
  • Kim Basinger

 

Columbus (Georgia)

Columbus
City in the United States
Location
State Georgia
County Muskogee County
Coordinates 32°29’32″N, 84°56’25″WL
General
Surface 592.1 km²
– country 579.8 km²
– water 12.3 km²
Inhabitants
(2010)
189,885
(332 inhabitant/km²)
Website columbusga.gov
The city seen from the Chattahoochee River

According to COUNTRYAAH, Columbus is a city in the US state of Georgia and has 198,413 inhabitants. This makes it the 119th city in the United States (2012). Its surface is 559.5 km², making it the 24th city.

Demographics

11.7% of the population is older than 65 and 26.7% consists of single -person households. Unemployment is 5% (census figures 2000).

About 4.5% of Columbus’s population is Hispanic and Hispanic, 43.9% of African origin and 1.5% of Asian origin.

The population increased from 178,685 in 1990 to 185,781 in 2000.

Climate

In January the average temperature is 7.6 °C, in July it is 27.7 °C. Annual average precipitation is 1295.4 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places in a radius of 28 km around Columbus.

Columbus

Ladonia (14 km)

Phoenix City (5 miles)

Smith’s (16 km)

Bibb City (5 km)

Cusseta (26 km)

Fort Benning South (14 km)

Born

  • Henry Lewis Benning (1814-1875), lawyer and general during the American Civil War
  • Ma Rainey (1886-1939), blues singer
  • Nunnally Johnson (1897-1977), film director, screenwriter and producer
  • Carson McCullers (1917-1967), writer
  • Danny Whitten (1943-1972), guitarist and songwriter (including Neil Young and Crazy Horse)
  • David Walker (1944-2001), astronaut
  • Robert Cray (1953), blues musician, guitarist and singer
  • Hyleas Fountain (1981), all-around star

Augusta (Georgia)

Augusta
City in the United States
Location
State Georgia
Coordinates 33°28’12″N, 81°58’30″WL
General
Surface 793.3 km²
– country 782 km²
– water 11.3 km²
Residents
(April 1, 2020)
202,081
(258 inhabitants/km²)
Website augusaga.gov
View of Augusta

Augusta (Augusta-Richmond County) is a city in the U.S. state of Georgia. In 2014, the city had 196,741 inhabitants, making Augusta the second largest city in Georgia after Atlanta. Augusta is located on the Savannah River on the border of the states of Georgia and South Carolina, about 93 kilometers east of Atlanta.

The city’s official nickname is The Garden City, but it is also known as Masters City, as the city hosts The Masters Tournament, considered by many to be the most prestigious golf tournament.

Demographics

10.9 % of the population is older than 65 and 27.9 % consists of single – person households. Unemployment is 5.8 % (2000 census figures).

About 2.8% of Augusta’s population is Hispanic and Latino, 50.4% of African origin and 1.5% of Asian origin.

The population increased from 186,177 in 1990 to 195,182 in 2000 and to 196,741 in 2014.

Climate

In January the average temperature is 6.6 °C, in July it is 27.1 °C. Annual average rainfall is 1134.4 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).

Born in Augusta

  • Jasper Johns (1930), visual artist
  • Billy Baxter (1940), poker player
  • Jessye Norman (1945-2019), opera singer
  • Hulk Hogan (1953), wrestler (real name Terrence Gene (Terry) Bollea)
  • Larry Mize (1953), golfer
  • Jerome Preston Bates (1954), actor
  • Sharon Jones (1956), soul singer
  • Faith Prince (1957), actress
  • Lenny Von Dohlen (1958-2022), actor
  • Amy Grant (1960), singer
  • Laurence Fishburne (1961), actor
  • Susan Still-Kilrain (1961), astronaut
  • Khary Payton (1972), (voice) actor

Birth year unknown

  • Bradley White, actor, film producer and screenwriter

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah
City in the United States
Location
State Georgia
County Chatham County
Coordinates 32°3’3″N, 81°6’14″WL
General
Surface 281.5 km²
– country 267.1 km²
– water 14.4 km²
Residents
(April 1, 2020)
147,780
(553 inhabitant/km²)
Website savannahga.gov

Savannah is a city in the US state of Georgia with a population of 145,674 (2015). It is the 162nd city in the United States (2000). Its surface is 193.4 km², making it the 95th city.

The city was founded in 1733 by a group of English settlers led by General James OgleThorpe, and was the first capital of the colony of Georgia.

Demographics

13.3% of the population is older than 65 and 31.4% consists of single -person households. Unemployment is 4.5% (census figures 2000).

About 39% of the population is white, 2.2% is Hispanic and Latino, 57.1% is of African origin and 1.5% of Asian origin.

The population decreased from 137,628 in 1990 to 131,510 in 2000.

Climate

In January the average temperature is 9.4 °C, in July it is 27.7 °C. Annual average rainfall is 1250.2 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).

Tybee Bomb

On February 5, 1958, the so -called Tybee bomb was dropped in a swampy area of ​​the nearby island of Tybee.

Trivia

  • Midnight in the garden of good and evil, a non-fiction story by John Berendt, is set in Savannah.

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 12 km radius of Savannah.

Savannah

Garden City (8 km)

Isle of Hope (9km)

Montgomery (12 km)

Thunderbolt (5km)

Vernonburg (9 km)

Whitemarsh Island (9 km)

Born in Savannah

  • John Charles Frémont (1813–1890), soldier, explorer and politician
  • Ellen Wilson (1860-1914), first wife of Woodrow Wilson and first lady from 1913 until her death
  • Conrad Aiken (1889-1973), writer
  • Miriam Hopkins (1902-1972), actress
  • Johnny Mercer (1909-1976), songwriter, composer and singer
  • Alicia Rhett (1915-2014), actress
  • Matthew Southall Brown (1922), pastor
  • Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964), writer
  • James Moody (1925-2010), jazz musician and composer
  • Stacy Keach (1941), actor
  • Blaine Hammond (1952), astronaut
  • Diana Scarwid (1955), actress
  • Raphael Warnock (1969), Democratic politician
  • Big Boi (1975), rapper (OutKast)

Savannah, Georgia

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