Columbus, Georgia

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Columbus, Georgia
Nickname(s): The Lowell of the South
Location in Muscogee County
Coordinates: 32°29′32″N 84°56′25″W / 32.49222°N 84.94028°W / 32.49222; -84.94028Coordinates: 32°29′32″N 84°56′25″W / 32.49222°N 84.94028°W / 32.49222; -84.94028
Government
 • Mayor Teresa Tomlinson
Area
 • City 220.8 sq mi (572 km2)
 • Land 216.1 sq mi (559.7 km2)
 • Water 4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
Population (2006)
 • City 188,660
 • Density 1,268/sq mi (489.4/km2)
 • Metro 287,653
Area code(s) 706, 762

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.