Georgia (U.S. state)

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Georgia is a state in the Southeastern United States. It began as a British colony in 1733, the last and southernmost of the original Thirteen Colonies to be established. Named after King George II of Great Britain, the Province of Georgia covered the area from South Carolina south to Spanish Florida and west to French Louisiana at the Mississippi River. Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788. In 1802โ€“1804, western Georgia was split to the Mississippi Territory, which later split to form Alabama with part of former West Florida in 1819. Georgia declared its secession from the Union on January 19, 1861, and was one of the original seven Confederate states. It was the last state to be restored to the Union, on July 15, 1870. Georgia is the 24th largest and the 8th most populous of the 50 United States. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia's counties ranked among the nation's 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas. Georgia is known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Atlanta, the state's capital and most populous city, has been named a global city. Atlanta's metropolitan area contains about 55% of the population of the entire state.

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Georgia sophomore Nicolas Claxton enters NBA draft after leading team in scoring, rebounding, blocks
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D'Andre Swift uses spring to confirm his status as Georgia's undisputed leader at tailback
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The latest Saudi women to flee the kingdom travelled to Georgia, where they appealed for help online.
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In no other tradition is the spirit and bounty of Georgia so nearly presented as in the Georgian dinner party.
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Tiger Woods celebrated after sinking his putt on the 18th green to win his fifth Masters on April 14, 2019 in Augusta, Ga.
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Habitat for Humanity is raising awareness this month about the critical need for affordable housing through its Home is Key campaign. Since it was founded in..
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Nearly 90,000 customers were without electricity in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Georgia in US as of midday Sunday
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At the Master's in Augusta, Georgia - golf's most prestigious tournament - all eyes are on Tiger Woods. He started the day in the hunt for his first green jacket..
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Severe thunderstorms, includingย strong tornadoes, damaging winds and very large hail, are likely from East Texas ย to western Alabama Saturday.
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WASHINGTON (AP) โ€” Newly elected Rep. Sharice Davids is most proud of setting up a congressional office in part of her Kansas district she said hadnโ€™t seen..
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