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Southern State of Georgia, USA

Nov 1, 2007
Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River, and was founded in 1735 by James Oglethorpe, an Englishman who landed in Savannah and established the 13th colony in the New World.

Georgia is the only state to be named after a British Monarch. It is geographically diverse, with landscapes ranging from mountains in the northeast to the mysterious, low lying Okefenokee Swamp in the south, called the land of the trembling earth by the regions Native American tribes.

It was in this state that gold was first struck in North America in the early part of the 19th century, and the gold rush that followed centered around the town of Dahlonega.

Now a booming services industry centre with a population of over 400,000 and a metro population topping four million, Atlanta known as The City in a Forest most dramatically expresses the transition from Old South to New.

Along its residential streets, magnolia and dogwood trees surround handsome Georgian style homes, yet only blocks away, some of the countrys most dazzling contemporary buildings are rising at record speed to add to Atlantas ever growing skyline.

Thanks to a diverse landscape of mountain ranges, rolling hills and coastal flatlands, you can experience the high octane excitement of the Georgia adventure.

Hit any of Georgias trails for biking, hiking, running or riding. From the mountaintops to the waterways, your potential for outdoor fun is limitless. Georgia gives you the opportunity to choose your own adventure with thousands of miles of off road trails, roaring rivers, paved pathways and scenic country roads to choose from and distances and difficulty ratings for every experience level.

Whether trekking the oldest mountain system on earth at the beginning of the Appalachian Trail, exploring the mineral springs of historic Indian Springs State Park or paddling your way through the cypress forests of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, you can push it to the limit and realize your inner strength in Georgia.

Discover Georgia, where possibilities are endless, adventures are unlimited and the people are ready to welcome you with open arms. Travel from our ancient mountains to rolling rivers, charming towns to bustling cities, and discover all Georgia has for you.

Georgia is a place to experience. Take in the breathtaking scenery and charming culture of the Georgia Mountains. Its the pure lakes, roaring rivers, stunning mountain vistas, music and friendly people that will keep you coming back for more.

Explore the skyline of Atlanta from the towering skyscrapers of downtown to the charming neighborhoods nestled throughout the city limits. You can make it happen in this metropolitan city.

Whatever your passion or dream, In Georgia, the welcome mat is always out.
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Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Rental SiteGeorgia
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