Since I spent the weekend in Atlanta for the SEC Championship game, this week’s trivia clues will focus on the ATL:
- The Atlanta Metro area is the 8th largest population region in the United States — and the largest in the Southeastern U.S. — with 5,376,285 residents.
- The city of Atlanta is encompasses 132.4 square miles (343 square kilometers).
- At 1,050 feet above sea level, Atlanta has second highest average elevation of any major city east of Denver. Pittsburgh is ranked first with an average elevation of 1,223.
- The Bank of America Plaza is Atlanta’s tallest building at 1,023 feet. It’s the tallest building in the U.S. outside of Chicago and New York City.
- As of 2008, Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport was the world’s busiest airport, both in terms of passengers and number of flights. Some 90 million passengers flew into the airport on 978,824 flights.
- Atlanta ranks third in the number of Fortune 500 companies headquartered within city boundaries, behind New York City and Houston. Among the city’s corporate citizens are Coca-Cola, Home Depot, UPS, Delta Airlines and SunTrust Bank.
- The first sales of Coca-Cola were at Jacob’s Pharmacy on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta on May 8, 1886. It was initially sold for five cents a glass at soda the fountain.