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Columbus, Georgia

city in Muscogee County, Georgia, United States

Columbus is the third largest town, in the U.S. state of Georgia. Coca-Cola and RC Cola (Royal Crown Cola) were first made here. It is south of Atlanta. It is about one hour and thirty minutes to two hours away from Atlanta.

Columbus, Georgia
Nickname(s): 
The Lowell of the South
Location in Muscogee County
Location in Muscogee County
Coordinates: Coordinates: 32°29′32″N 84°56′25″W / 32.49222°N 84.94028°W / 32.49222; -84.94028
Government
 • MayorTeresa Tomlinson
Area
 • City220.8 sq mi (572 km2)
 • Land216.1 sq mi (559.7 km2)
 • Water4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
Population
 (2006)
 • City188,660
 • Density1,268/sq mi (489.4/km2)
 • Metro
287,653
Area code(s)706, 762
Websitehttp://www.columbusga.com/