Savannah, GA 31401
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Savannah is a
city located in (and the county seat of)
Chatham County, Georgia (USA). The city's
population was 129,800 in 2004, according to
U.S. Census estimates. Before 1970, Savannah
was the second-largest city in Georgia.
Today it is ranked fourth in population.
The Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area,
defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, has a
population of 313,883 (2005 estimate), and
includes three Georgia counties: Bryan,
Chatham, and Effingham. (The Census Bureau
does not include Hilton Head Island, South
Carolina, as part of the Savannah MSA.)
Savannah's metropolitan population is ranked
third among Georgia cities.
Savannah is located at latitude 32°03'03"
North, longitude 81°06'14" West. Savannah
was the first colonial and state capital of
Georgia. It is also the primary port on the
Savannah River and is located along the U.S.
Savannah's architecture and history are
internationally known, as is its reputation
for Southern charm and hospitality. The city
prides itself as the "Hostess City of the
South." Each year, Savannah attracts
millions of visitors from across the country
and around the world. Savannah houses the
nation's most valuable living collection of
18th and 19th century architecture. Founded
by General James Oglethorpe in 1733,
Georgia's colonial capital now encompasses
six Historic Neighborhoods and each Spring
Savannahians open their doors to visitors
during the Savannah Tour of Homes and
Gardens. Savannah's downtown area is the
largest National Historic Landmark District
in the United States. Savannah is also noted
for its St. Patrick's Day celebration, the
second largest in the United States behind
New York City.
Savannah is served by Savannah-Hilton Head
International Airport, near Interstate 95.
The city is the home of four colleges and
universities offering bachelor's, master's
and professional doctorate degree programs:
Armstrong Atlantic State University,
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah
State University, and South University.
Bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. programs in
engineering are offered through the Savannah
campus of the Georgia Institute of
Technology. In addition, South University
offers doctorate degrees of pharmacy.
Residents of Savannah are known as
Savannahians (pron. sa-VAN-e-yuns).
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