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Area Information

Driving Distance
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Albuquerque 1402
Anaheim 2158
Boston 1080
Chicago 712
Dallas 802
Denver 1418
Fort Lauderdale 613
Indianapolis 533
Kansas City 815
Lake Tahoe 2466
Las Vegas 1986
Los Angeles 2209
Miami 659
Nashville 248
New Orleans 477
New York 872
Orlando 440
Palm Beaches 580
Pensacola 344
Philadelphia 774
Phoenix 1861
San Diego 2152
San Francisco 2507
Seattle 2675
Silicon Valley 2530
Tampa 499
Washington D.C. 633
Driving distance quotes are in miles and
are estimates. Your mileage may vary.

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Atlanta Facts & Statistics

Atlanta's weather is usually humid, with an almost daily thunderstorm during the summer months. Atlanta has a relatively mild climate; winters are cool, but not as cold as in the northern states.
Average temperatures:
Jan: 50-31 Fahrenheit/10-(-.5) Celsius; Feb: 55-34 F/13-1 C; Mar: 64-42 F/18-6 C; Apr: 72-50 F/22-10 C; May: 79-58 F/26-14 C; Jun: 85-66 F/30-19 C; Jul: 88-69 F/31-20 C; Aug: 87-69 F/30-20 C; Sep: 81-63 F/27-17 C; Oct: 72-51 F/22-10 C; Nov: 63-42 F/17-5 C; Dec: 54-35 F/12-2 C.
Greater Atlanta is home to over 3.5 million residents, and it is the fastest growing area in the nation.
Area Geography
Greater Atlanta, sprawling with about 3,000 square miles over 10 counties, is located in the southeast area of the continental United States.
County Government
Atlanta is governed by a mayor who serves as the chief executive, he/she also runs the government departments. The council serves as the local legislature and is made up of 12 members elected by districts, and six members elected at large.
Sales or Use Tax
Sales tax is 6%. Hotel sales tax is 13%.
Important Numbers
Time: (770) 455-7141. Weather: (770) 486-8834 press 1. Emergency Numbers: Dial 911 for police and medical emergencies.
Telephone Codes
Atlanta area codes are 404, 678, and 770.
Time Zone
Eastern Standard Time (EST), five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Daylight Saving Time is observed from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October.
Electrical Current
Electrical devices here run on 110/115 volt, 60-cycle current. International visitors therefore may need to use adapters or converters.
US Dollar ($). Numerous money exchanges are available. Most major airports, various banks and American Express offices are available to exchange foreign currency.

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