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Atlanta, GA
City Information

Population:
404,000 in center city; 3.5 million in greater Atlanta

Location:
Georgia

Elevation:
1,050 feet

Area:
131.8 sq. miles (entire metro area : 800 square miles)

Time Zone:
Eastern Time Zone ( GMT -4)

Church Services:

Catholic:
All Saints Catholic Church
2443 Mount Vernon Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338-3099
Phone: (770) 393-3255

Cathedral Of Christ The King
2699 Peachtree Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30305-3689
Phone: (404) 261-8191

Baptist:
Antioch Baptist Church
6045 Riverdale Rd
Atlanta, GA 30349-6205
Phone: (770) 996-1955

Atlanta Bible Baptist Church
1663 Bouldercrest Rd Se
Atlanta, GA 30316-4023
Phone: (404) 241-1176

Atlanta Primitive Baptist Church
1367 S Ponce De Leon Ave Ne
Atlanta, GA 30306-4623
Phone: (404) 377-7351

Bankhead Baptist Church
2498 Bankhead Hwy Nw
Atlanta, GA 30318-8341
Phone: (404) 794-4828
Atlanta Area Codes: 678, 404, 770

National Holidays:
Jan 1 New Year's Day
3rd Monday in January Martin Luther King Jr Day/ Robert E Lee's Birthday
3rd Monday in February Presidents' Day/Washington's Birthday
Last Monday in April Confederate Memorial Day
Last Monday in May Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
1st Monday in September Labor Day
2nd Monday in October Columbus Day
Nov 11 Veterans' Day
4th Thursday in November Thanksgiving
Friday after Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 24 Christmas Eve
Dec 25 Christmas Day
Holidays occurring on a Sunday are moved to a Monday

Emergency:
911

Business:
9-5

How to get around:
Public Transportation:
MARTA Call for schedules: (404)848-4711 (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) is one of the most advanced rapid transit systems in the United States. All buses and train stations accept the MARTA Trans card. For a flat weekly or monthly fee, patrons have unlimited use of the entire system. Cards are sold at RideStore locations at the airport and major stations and in many grocery and convenience stores. With the card, transfers are not needed. Children three and under ride free.
Trains run every 4 minutes on weekdays between 5am and 7pm. From 7pm-1am they run every 10 minutes. On Saturday and Sunday they run every 10 or 15 minutes until 1am on Sunday morning and 12:30am on Monday morning.
Buses follow the same schedule.

Taxis:
Atlanta's 2000+ cabs operate under a limited flat rate structure by zones. The fare from the airport to the downtown business district is about $20. for one passenger. Sales tax is extra, as is baggage.

AAA Yellow Cab
(404) 255-3333

Rapid Taxi Co
(404) 222-9888

Yellow Cab Dunwoody
(770) 394-9999

Airport:
Hartsfield Atlanta International
Tel: (404) 530-6600 Fax: (404) 530-6803
Distance from city: 10 miles (16km)
Airport Code: ATL
Transportation between Hartsfield and the Metro Atlanta area: Buses run from 5 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. weekends and holidays.
MARTA's rail system operates from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 6 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. weekends and holidays. Rail cars run every four minutes between the airport and Lindbergh Center Station. Fares: Approximate fares: 1 person - $ 1.50; 2 people - 3.00; 3 people - 4.50 (or buy a Trans Pass and use it throughout your stay).

Metro Area Shuttles:
Reservations required. Check with dispatcher at Airport Shuttle desk.

Hartsfield Airport is the size of a small city and employs 35,000 people. The Atrium, a 225,000 sq. ft. 4 story structure, topped with a 60 ft. wide skylight connects the north and south terminals. It contains over 40 restaurants and shops and is also the location of a 20,000 sq. foot conference center with accommodation for the running of 15 meetings simultaneously.

Amtrak:
Brookwood Station, 1688 Peachtree Street NW (404) 881-3060. Service daily to and from NY Penn Station and New Orleans

Greyhound Bus Lines:
232 Forsyth St., SW (404) 584-1728

Driving in Atlanta:
Atlanta is served by three major highways: Interstate 85N (the Northeast Expressway) and its counterpart I85S (the Southwest Expressway); Interstate 75 North and South; and Interstate 20East and West. In Atlanta, the rush hour never seems to end. The public transportation is excellent, and most visitors find that it is easy to manage without a car, or by renting one for excursions way beyond the city.

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