Atlanta is the capital of
and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with an estimated 2011
population of 432,427. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the
Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,457,831 people and the ninth largest
metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton
County, and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County.
Atlanta was established in 1837 at the intersection of two
railroad lines, and the city rose from the ashes of the Civil War to