When to visit:
Summer is Georgia’s peak season, mostly by dint of school’s summer vacations and the relative dearth of winter activities. Spring sees some traffic as well, especially along the seashore.
Summer visitors should be prepared for the heat. Temperatures in excess of 100 degrees F aren’t uncommon, though beach-lovers will be happy to know that it’s cooler by the ocean.
Off-season travelers will find spring and summer both less crowded and more comfortable, but spring is tropical storm season, so back-up plans are wise. One often-overlooked option is to visit the city of Savannah on St. Patrick’s Day; the city itself will be a bit crowded for the festivities, but rates should be off-seasonally affordable.
State Abbreviation - GA
State Capital - Atlanta
Largest City - Atlanta
Area - 59,441 square miles (24th biggest state in the USA)
Georgia Population -8,186,453 (as of 2004)
Major Industries - textiles, timber, agriculture
Georgia Rivers - Chattahoochee River, Savannah River, Suwannee River
Georgia Lakes - Lake Sidney Lanier, Clark Hill Lake, West Point Lake, Lake Hartwell
Highest Point - Brasstown Bald - 4,784 feet above sea level
Origin of the Name - named to honor King George II of England State
Nickname - Empire State of the South, Peach State
State Motto - "Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation"
State Song - Georgia on My Mind