Nickname: Peach State, Empire State of the South
Area: 59,425 square miles – Ranked 24th
Population: 9,829,211 inhabitants (2009 estimate)
Main cities: Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, Macon
Governor: Sonny Perdue
Economy: Georgia’s 2003 gross state product was $320 billion. Its per capita personal income for 2003 put it in the nation at $29,000
Georgia’s agricultural output are poultry and eggs, peanut, cattle, hogs, dairy products, and vegetable. Its industrial output are textiles and apparel, transportation equipment, food processing, paper products, chemical, electric equipment. Tourism also makes an important contribution to the economy. Georgia is the Granite Capital of the World. Atlanta has been the site of enormous growth in real estate, service and communications industries.