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The capital and largest city of Georgia, in the northwest part of the state. It was founded in 1837 at the end of the railroad line as Terminus and renamed Atlanta in 1845. Almost entirely burned on November 15, 1864, before the start of Union general William Tecumseh Sherman's march to the sea, the city was rapidly rebuilt and became the permanent state capital in 1877.
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(Placename) a city in N Georgia: the state capital. Pop: 423 019 (2003 est)
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the capital of Georgia, in the N part. 420,220.
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|Noun||1.||Atlanta - state capital and largest city of Georgia; chief commercial center of the southeastern United States; was plundered and burned by Sherman's army during the American Civil War|
battle of Atlanta, Atlanta - a siege in which Federal troops under Sherman cut off the railroads supplying the city and then burned it; 1864
CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention - a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services; located in Atlanta; investigates and diagnoses and tries to control or prevent diseases (especially new and unusual diseases)
|2.||Atlanta - a siege in which Federal troops under Sherman cut off the railroads supplying the city and then burned it; 1864|
American Civil War, United States Civil War, War between the States - civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865
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