Augusta, Georgia

  • augusta, georgia
    consolidated city-county
    augusta–richmond county
    downtown augusta on broad street
    augusta national golf club
    riverwalk augusta on the savannah river
    the university hall at augusta university
    sacred heart cultural center
    the augusta canal with the enterprise mill in the background
    old government house
    clockwise from top: downtown augusta on broad street, riverwalk augusta on the savannah river, sacred heart cultural center, old government house, augusta canal with the enterprise mill in the background, augusta university, augusta national golf club
    official logo of augusta, georgia
    nickname(s): 
    "the garden city"
    motto(s): 
    "we feel good"
    location within richmond county
    location within richmond county
    coordinates: 33°28′n 81°58′w / 33°28′n 81°58′w / 33.467; -81.967
    countryunited states
    stategeorgia
    countiesrichmond , columbia
    established1736[1]
    city-county consolidation1996[1]
    government
     • mayorhardie davis (d)
    area
     • consolidated city-county306.5 sq mi (793 km2)
     • land302.1 sq mi (782 km2)
     • water4.3 sq mi (11.3 km2)
     • urban
    259.52 sq mi (672.2 km2)
    elevation
    [2]
    136 ft (45 m)
    population
     (2010)[3]
     • consolidated city-county195,844
     • estimate 
    (2018)[4]
    196,939
     • rankus: 122nd
     • density654.2/sq mi (252.6/km2)
     • urban
    386,787 (us: 98th)
     • urban density1,490.4/sq mi (575.4/km2)
     • metro
    600,151 (us: 93rd)
     • csra
    709,433
     • change 2011–2014
    increase3.32%
    time zoneutc-5 (est)
     • summer (dst)utc-4 (edt)
    zip codes
    30901, 30904, 30906, 30907, 30909, 30912,[5] 30815
    area code(s)706, 762[6][7]
    websiteaugustaga.gov

    augusta (ə/), officially augusta–richmond county, is a consolidated city-county on the central eastern border of the u.s. state of georgia. the city lies across the savannah river from south carolina at the head of its navigable portion. georgia's second-largest city after atlanta, augusta is located in the fall line section of the state.

    according to the u.s. census bureau, augusta–richmond county had a 2017 estimated population of 197,166, not counting the unconsolidated cities of blythe and hephzibah.[3] it is the 123rd largest city in the united states. the process of consolidation between the city of augusta and richmond county began with a 1995 referendum in the two jurisdictions. the merger was completed on july 1, 1996. augusta is the principal city of the augusta metropolitan area. in 2017 it had an estimated population of 600,151, making it the second-largest metro area in the state. it is the 93rd largest metropolitan area in the united states.

    augusta was established in 1736 and is named for princess augusta of saxe-gotha (1719–1772), the bride of frederick, prince of wales and the mother of the british monarch george iii.[1] during the american civil war, augusta housed the principal confederate powder works.[8] augusta's warm climate made it a major resort town of the eastern united states in the early and mid-20th century. internationally, augusta is best known for hosting the masters golf tournament each spring. the masters brings over 200,000 visitors from across the world to the augusta national golf club. membership at augusta national is widely considered to be the most exclusive in the sport of golf across the world.

    augusta lies approximately two hours east of downtown atlanta by car via i-20. the city is home to fort gordon, a major u.s. army base. in 2016, it was announced that the new national cyber security headquarters would be based in augusta, bringing as many as 10,000 cyber security specialists to the fort gordon area.

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Augusta, Georgia
Augusta–Richmond County
Downtown Augusta on Broad Street
Augusta National Golf Club
Riverwalk Augusta on the Savannah River
The University Hall at Augusta University
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
The Augusta Canal with the Enterprise Mill in the background
Old Government House
Official logo of Augusta, Georgia
Nickname(s): 
"The Garden City"
Motto(s): 
Location within Richmond County
Location within Richmond County
Coordinates: 33°28′N 81°58′W / 33°28′N 81°58′W / 33.467; -81.967
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountiesRichmond , Columbia
Established1736[1]
City-county consolidation1996[1]
Government
 • MayorHardie Davis (D)
Area
 • Consolidated city-county306.5 sq mi (793 km2)
 • Land302.1 sq mi (782 km2)
 • Water4.3 sq mi (11.3 km2)
 • Urban
259.52 sq mi (672.2 km2)
Elevation136 ft (45 m)
Population
 • Consolidated city-county195,844
 • Estimate 
(2018)[4]
196,939
 • RankUS: 122nd
 • Density654.2/sq mi (252.6/km2)
 • Urban
386,787 (US: 98th)
 • Urban density1,490.4/sq mi (575.4/km2)
 • Metro
600,151 (US: 93rd)
 • CSRA
709,433
 • Change 2011–2014
Increase3.32%
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
30901, 30904, 30906, 30907, 30909, 30912,[5] 30815
Area code(s)706, 762[6][7]
WebsiteAugustaGA.gov

Augusta (ə/), officially Augusta–Richmond County, is a consolidated city-county on the central eastern border of the U.S. state of Georgia. The city lies across the Savannah River from South Carolina at the head of its navigable portion. Georgia's second-largest city after Atlanta, Augusta is located in the Fall Line section of the state.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Augusta–Richmond County had a 2017 estimated population of 197,166, not counting the unconsolidated cities of Blythe and Hephzibah.[3] It is the 123rd largest city in the United States. The process of consolidation between the City of Augusta and Richmond County began with a 1995 referendum in the two jurisdictions. The merger was completed on July 1, 1996. Augusta is the principal city of the Augusta metropolitan area. In 2017 it had an estimated population of 600,151, making it the second-largest metro area in the state. It is the 93rd largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Augusta was established in 1736 and is named for Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (1719–1772), the bride of Frederick, Prince of Wales and the mother of the British monarch George III.[1] During the American Civil War, Augusta housed the principal Confederate powder works.[8] Augusta's warm climate made it a major resort town of the Eastern United States in the early and mid-20th century. Internationally, Augusta is best known for hosting The Masters golf tournament each spring. The Masters brings over 200,000 visitors from across the world to the Augusta National Golf Club. Membership at Augusta National is widely considered to be the most exclusive in the sport of golf across the world.

Augusta lies approximately two hours east of downtown Atlanta by car via I-20. The city is home to Fort Gordon, a major U.S. Army base. In 2016, it was announced that the new National Cyber Security Headquarters would be based in Augusta, bringing as many as 10,000 cyber security specialists to the Fort Gordon area.

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