Atlanta is the ninth most populous metropolitan area and it is also the most heavily forested city in the United States. It is a major commerce center with a strong convention and trade show business and ranks third as headquarters for Fortune 500 companies. The legal profession is ranked among the most important forces in Georgia's politics and economy. The State Bar of Georgia has over 30,000 member attorneys. Atlanta's economy is the 15th largest in the world and sixth in the United States. Atlanta’s airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, is the world’s busiest, serving 92 million passengers and almost one million flights per year.
Atlanta is home to the Weather Channel, Turner Broadcasting (TBS) and CNN. Sports enthusiasts enjoy professional teams Atlanta Braves (baseball), Atlanta Hawks (basketball) and Atlanta Falcons (football). With 35 million visitors each year, Atlanta is filled with attractions that suit anyone’s interest. Visitors and residents enjoy world-class shopping, historical landmarks, entertainment attractions, museums, festivals, and more than 700 Zagat-rated restaurants purveying foods from international flavor to the comfort of Southern home cooking.
The annual average temperature is slightly more than 60 degrees with an annual rainfall of about 50 inches. Atlanta winters are moderate with an annual snowfall of only two inches. There is much to enjoy about Atlanta!