Georgia is a state in the southeastern region of the United States, bordered to the south by sunny Florida, to the east by South Carolina, to the north by Tennessee and to the west by Alabama. Georgia is home to 11 million people, making it the 8th most populous state in the country. In addition, the state has 159 counties, second only to Texas, which has 254.

Climate of Georgia

Due to its location, the state has a warm and mild climate. Indeed, most of its territory is situated in the subtropical climate zone. Frost and snow occur only in winter in the northernmost mountainous part of the state. In the rest of the territory, the temperature is above freezing all year round.

In terms of climatic conditions, the only significant drawback of the area is frequent tornadoes. However, they rarely reach critical levels, so living and working here is quite comfortable and safe.

Brief History

The history of the state begins with the Spanish colonization. Spain was the first country to conquer this territory and drive the Indians from it, but in the 17th century the situation changed. Expanding its colonial possessions, England conquered the region, which the British named “the Georgia Colony” in honor of King George II.

But the influence of the English monarchy here did not last long. The American Revolutionary War resulted in the state becoming the fourth to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1788.

Major settlements and economy

Georgia is classified as a province, so there are not many large cities in it. Most of the settlements are tiny villages.

The capital of Georgia is Atlanta. About half a million people live on its territory, and almost 5 million more live within the urban area. As one of America’s largest business centers, Atlanta began its active development after 2000. As a result, the city’s population has grown by over 20% in just 6 years (2000-2006).

Other major cities in Georgia:

  • Columbus;
  • Augusta;
  • Macon;
  • Savanna;
  • Athens.

The people of the state are working hard to make America richer. Georgia’s GDP is so high that if it was an independent state, it would rank as the 28th largest economy in the world.