What are some major cities in Georgia

The biggest cities of Georgia

In addition to the capital Atlanta, there are a few other large cities with Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, Athens, Valdosta, Macon and Albany.


The second largest city on the banks of the Savannah River has about 190,000 residents and is also the administrative seat of Richmond County. It was founded in 1736 and was the capital of Georgia before Atlanta until 1759. It owes its name to the Princess of Wales, Augusta von Sachsen-Gotha. Augusta is particularly famous for the professional golf tournament The Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club.


Columbus is in third place with a population of 186,000. It is also the administrative seat of Muscogee County. The city owes its name to the famous navigator Christopher Columbus. The city is particularly known for its economic goods cotton, textiles, iron and ships. In addition, it ranks fourth among the cities where it is best to live.


Savannah is the administrative seat of Chatham County and has a population of around 136,000, making it the fourth largest city in Georgia. It is located on the banks of the Savannah River and impresses above all with its architecture and its many historical buildings. The Savannah Historik and the Savannah Victoria District play a particularly important role here.


Located to the northeast is Athens in the Clarke Country County. With around 115,000 inhabitants, the city ranks fifth and owes its name to the Greek capital and the philosophers Aristotle and Plato. Today the cityscape is shaped primarily by the trade in cotton and textiles. Thanks to the University of Georgia, there are also countless cultural and educational opportunities throughout the city. In addition, there are also many clubs and bars. Athens is also particularly proud of its now famous band REM and the Georgia Bulldogs, Georgia's college football team.


In sixth place with 94,000 inhabitants, Valdosta is located in Lowndes County, right on the border with the state of Florida. The city owes its name to the Italian valley Valdosta. Today Valdosta is best known as the city of students, as career dreams are particularly easy to create here.


With Bobb County and Jones County, Macon has the privilege of having two administrative offices. With around 91,300 residents, the city ranks seventh on the banks of the Ocmulgee River. Like many other cities, cotton trade is the number one economic factor here.


Albany is in eighth place with around 77,000 inhabitants. The city is the administrative seat of Dougherty County and is located on the banks of the Flint River in southwest Georgia. Pecan trees, pines, farms and plantations characterize the region, which is mainly known for its agriculture.