Columbus (Georgia)

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Coordinates 32°29′32″N 84°56′25″W
Country United States
State Georgia
County Muscogee
Founded 1828
Named for Christopher Columbus
Elevation 243 ft (74 m)
Demonym(s) Columbusite
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP codes 31820, 31829, 31900–09, 31914, 31917, 31993–94, 31997–99
Area code(s) 706, 762
FIPS code 13-19007
GNIS feature ID 0331158
Airport Columbus Airport (CSG)
Website City of Columbus
Government (Mayor) B. H. "Skip" Henderson III
Government (City Manager) Isaiah Hugley
Government (Consolidated city-county) 221.01 sq mi (572.42 km2)
Government (Land) 216.50 sq mi (560.73 km2)
Government (Water) 4.51 sq mi (11.68 km2)
Area (Consolidated city-county) 221.01 sq mi (572.42 km2)
Area (Land) 216.50 sq mi (560.73 km2)
Area (Water) 4.51 sq mi (11.68 km2)
Population (2020) (Consolidated city-county) 206,922
Population (2020) (Rank) 112th in the United States 2nd in Georgia
Population (2020) (Density) 955.76/sq mi (369.02/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 328,883 (157th)

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Columbus is a consolidated city-county located on the west-central border of the U.S. state of Georgia. Columbus lies on the Chattahoochee River directly across from Phenix City, Alabama. It is the county seat of Muscogee County, with which it officially merged in 1970. Columbus is the second-largest city in Georgia (after Atlanta), and fields the state's fourth-largest metropolitan area. According to the 2020 United States census, Columbus has a population of 206,922 residents, with 328,883 in the Columbus metropolitan area. The metro area joins the nearby Alabama cities of Auburn and Opelika to form the Columbus–Auburn–Opelika Combined Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 486,645 in 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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