|State of Georgia|
|Governor||Brian Kemp (R)|
|senators||Jon Ossoff (D)
Raphael Warnock (D)
|Time zone||Eastern Standard Time (UTC−5)|
|Joined||2 januari 1788|
|Nickname||Empire State of the South
Georgia (Dutch, obsolete: Georgia) is one of the states of the United States. The state is one of the thirteen original states and is named after King George II of Great Britain. Georgia was founded as a British colony in 1732.
During the American Revolution, Georgia fought for independence from Great Britain with the twelve other British colonies in North America . It wasn’t until the state parliament ratified the new United States Constitution on January 2, 1788, that Georgia became the fourth state in the Union, after Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. During the American Civil War, Georgia would secede along with six other Southern states on January 19, 1861. During the Civil War, Georgia was a stronghold for the Confederate States of America. Georgia would not be reinstated into the Union until July 15, 1870, even though the Civil War had ended five years earlier.
According to JIBIN123.COM, Georgia is bordered to the north by North Carolina and Tennessee, to the west by Alabama, to the south by Florida and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina. Georgia has been nicknamed the “Empire State of the South” because of its history, although “The Peach State” is often used to refer to this state as well. The capital and largest city is Atlanta. Other major cities are Columbus, Augusta, Macon, Savannah and Athens.
The state covers an area of 153,909 km², which makes it about five times the size of Belgium and four times the size of the Netherlands. The state has about ten million inhabitants.
Atlanta ‘s nighttime skyline
Despite the fact that the majority of residents live in urban areas, Georgia has only a handful of cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants. Atlanta is the largest city in Georgia with 443,775. Columbus is Georgia’s second largest city with a population of 198,413. Augusta has 197,872 inhabitants, Savannah has 142,022 and with 118,999 Athens is Georgia’s fifth city and also the last city with more than 100,000 inhabitants.
However, these figures are distorted as explosive urban growth in the US has led to cities expanding beyond their administrative boundaries. In order to map the entire population of such an agglomeration, the Census Bureau has created the so-called Metropolitan Statistical Areas. These are geographic areas that consider a city and its suburbs as a whole in census records. Including its suburbs, Atlanta had approximately 5.5 million inhabitants in 2012, making it the ninth largest metropolitan city in the US. Columbus swells to 310,000 inhabitants when the entire conurbation is pictured. The population of the small town of Maconin this way it goes from more than 90,000 inhabitants to more than 156,000.
Given its location in the conservative Deep South, Georgia’s opposition to gay rights is not unique. In 2014, the state still has a constitutional ban on gay couples marrying. However, Public Policy Polling data shows a changing trend. While only 17% supported the adoption of same- sex marriage in 2004, researchers found that share had risen to 27% in 2012 and 32% in 2013. However, despite its socially conservative tradition, Atlanta has developed into one of the most prominent gay cities. 12.8% of all residents identify as gay, leaving Atlanta only San Francisco (15.4%) and Seattle(12.9%) must give way. 
According to COUNTRYAAH, Georgia is divided into 159 counties. Georgia is the state with the most counties after Texas.
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The executive branch of the state is headed by a governor, who is directly elected by the voters in the state. The 2018 gubernatorial election was won by Republican Party Brian Kemp. He took office as governor of Georgia in January 2019.
The legislature consists of the Georgia House of Representatives (Georgia House of Representatives) with 180 members and the Georgia Senate (Georgia Senate) with 56 members.
Until the 2002 elections, the Democrats were in power (governor and both legislatures); since the 2004 elections, Republicans have held the majority.
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