[ at-lan-tuh ]

  1. a city in and the capital of Georgia, in the N part.

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British Dictionary definitions for Atlanta


/ (ætˈlæntə) /

  1. a city in N Georgia: the state capital. Pop: 423 019 (2003 est)

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Cultural definitions for Atlanta


Capital of Georgia and largest city in the state.

Notes for Atlanta

Atlanta was plundered by the Union army during the Civil War. (See Sherman's march to the sea.)

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