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Savannah, Georgia

Savannah Georgia
Administration
Full nameCity of Savannah
Official nameCity of Savannah
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyChatham
Government
MayorOtis S. Johnson
City ManagerRochelle Small-Toney
Geography
Total Area108.7 sq mi (281.5 km2)
Land Area103.1 sq mi (267.1 km2)
Water Area5.6 sq mi (14.4 km2)
Elevation49 ft (14.9 m)
Demography
Total Population136286 (2010)
Density (pop.)510.1/km2 (1321.2/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)347611
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC−5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−4)
Area code912
FIPS code13-69000 
GNIS feature ID0322590 

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Savannah is the largest city and the county seat of Chatham County, in the U.S. state of Georgia. Established in 1733, the city of Savannah was the colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. Today Savannah is an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia's fourth largest city and third largest metropolitan area.

Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors, who enjoy the city's architecture and historic buildings: the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America), the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences (one of the South's first public museums), the First African Baptist Church (one of the oldest African American Baptist congregations in the United States), Temple Mickve Israel (the third oldest synagogue in America), and the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex (the oldest standing antebellum rail facility in America).

Savannah's downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District and 22 parklike squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States (designated by the U.S. government in 1966). Savannah was the host city for the sailing competitions during the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, Georgia.


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