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The state of Georgia is located in the southwestern part of USA, and shares its border with Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina, while the Atlantic Ocean acts as its boundary in the east. Atlanta is the capital city and Columbus, Augusta, Savannah and Athens are some of the popular cities. Ranked 24th in size and 9th highest in population, Georgia is home to several Fortune 500 companies such as Coca Cola, Home Depot and UPS among others. University of Georgia and Georgia Institute of Technology are respected educational institutions of the state.
Perfect for travel, most of the Georgian climate is moderate all throughout the year, with an exception of summers being relatively hot and humid. Two mountain ranges are part of this state‚Äôs terrain - the Georgia Mountainous Region and Blue Ridge Mountains.
The state boasts of 63 state parks, with 15 of them also being historic sites. Kids will love the 500-acre (200-hectare) Wild Animal Safari in Pine Mountain, Georgia. In memory of the 1996 Olympic Games held in the city, the expansive Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown Atlanta is a great place to visit. Atlanta Botanical Park and Stone Mountain Park are other exciting places to step in and relax.
Savannah, another picturesque city of Georgia has historic sites, beautiful streets and riverfront hotels that offer a memorable trip. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a historic site close to Marietta and preserves the history of war between General William and Joseph E. Johnston. Folkston in Georgia is Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge with a variety of activities to engage visitors.
A relaxed trip to this amazing state with historic importance, natural resources and contemporary lifestyles is indeed rewarding.