Atlanta is a city in the United States located in the state of Georgia. It has an approximate latitude of 33.75 degrees north and longitude ofÂ 84.39 degrees west.
Atlanta is regarded as the most popular city of Georgia. As its largest city with a population of almost 500,000, it serves as the state's capital. The Atlanta metropolitan area has more than 5.5 million people. The city was first founded in 1837 as a result of being in a location where two major railroads intersected. While Atlanta features a diverse and strong economy, it is best known for hosting the 1996 summer Olympic events.