Columbus, Georgia

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Columbus, Georgia
Nickname(s): 
The Lowell of the South
Location in Muscogee County
Location in Muscogee County
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Government
 • MayorTeresa Tomlinson
Area
 • City220.8 sq mi (572 km2)
 • Land216.1 sq mi (559.7 km2)
 • Water4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
Population
(2006)
 • City188,660
 • Density1,268/sq mi (489.4/km2)
 • Metro
287,653
Area code(s)706, 762
Websitehttp://www.columbusga.com/

Columbus is the third largest town, in the U.S. state of Georgia. Coca-Cola and RC Cola (Royal Crown Cola) were first made here. It is south of Atlanta. It is about one hour and thirty minutes to two hours away from Atlanta.