Georgia, also known as the "Peach State" and the "Empire State of the South", is a state located in the southeastern United States. Georgia was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. It was the last of the thirteen colonies to be admitted to the Union, on January 2, 1788. Georgia is named for George II of Great Britain. The state's capital is Atlanta, and its largest city is Augusta.
Georgia is a diverse state with a wide variety of landscapes and climates. The northern part of the state is mountainous, while the southern part is largely coastal plains. The state's varied topography results in a wide range of plant and animal life. Georgia has over fifty state parks.