Athens - Greece
N 37° 58.290 E 023° 43.558
34S E 739447 N 4206159
Quick Description: Athens, in Greece, gave it's name to Athens, in the state of Georgia.
Date Posted: 10/23/2011 6:23:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMCXHG
Athens is a city located in Clarke County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 89,361.
Athens-Clarke County is a consolidated city–county in U.S. state of Georgia, in the northeastern part of the state, comprising the former City of Athens proper (the county seat) and Clarke County.
The University of Georgia is located in this college town and is responsible for the initial growth of the city. In 1991, after a vote the preceding year, the original city abandoned its charter in order to form a unified government with Clarke County, referred to collectively as Athens-Clarke County. As of the 2010 census, the consolidated city-county (including all of Athens-Clarke County except Winterville and a portion of Bogart) had a total population of 115,452. Athens-Clarke County is the fifth-largest city in Georgia and the principal city of the Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a population of 189,264 as of the 2008 Census Bureau estimate.
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