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Augusta, Georgia

Augusta Georgia
Administration
Full nameAugusta, Georgia
Official nameAugusta, Georgia
Settlement typeCity-County
Motto
We Feel Good!
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyRichmond County
Established1736
City-county consolidation1996
Government
MayorDeke Copenhaver
AdministratorFrederick L. Russell
Geography
Total Area306.5 sq mi (793.8 km2)
Land Area302.1 sq mi (782.4 km2)
Water Area4.3 sq mi (11.1 km2)
Elevation136 ft (41.5 m)
Demography
Total Population195844 (2010)
Density (pop.)315/km2 (816/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)556877
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes30901, 30904, 30906, 30907, 30909, 30912, 30815
Area code706, 762

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Augusta (also known as Augusta Richmond County) is a Consolidated city-county in the U.S. state of Georgia, located along the Savannah River. The city of Augusta and Richmond County governments merged operations in 1996; as of the 2010 Census, the Augusta Richmond County population was 195,844 not counting the unconsolidated cities of Hephzibah and Blythe.

The city lies adjacent to North Augusta, South Carolina, which straddles the Savannah River into the neighboring state.

Augusta is the principal city of the Augusta-Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical Area, which as of 2009 had an estimated population of 539,154, making it both the second-largest city and the second-largest metro area in the state after Atlanta, as well as the 116th-largest city in the United States. Internationally, Augusta is best known for hosting The Masters Tournament each spring, and for being the hometown of funk/soul singer James Brown.


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