Athens (Georgia)

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Coordinates 33°57′N 83°23′W
Country United States
State Georgia
County Clarke
Settled c. 1801; 221 years ago (1801)
As Town December 1806; 215 years ago (1806-12)
As City August 24, 1872; 149 years ago (1872-08-24)
Named for Athens, Greece
Elevation 636 ft (194 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP code 30601-30609, 30612
Area code(s) 706
FIPS code 13-03440
Abbreviation ACCPD
Formed January 14, 1991
General nature Local civilian police
Headquarters 3035 Lexington Rd. Athens, Georgia 30605
Sworns 256 (~190 working strength)
Civilians 73
Agency executive Jerry Saulters, Interim Chief
Number of Stations 5
Holding Facilities Clarke County Jail - Clarke County Sheriff's Office
Vehicles Chevrolet Impala, Ford Interceptor, Ford Explorer, Ford F-150, Ford Fusion, Toyota Prius,
Government (Mayor) Kelly Girtz
Government (Consolidated city–county) 118.10 sq mi (305.87 km2)
Government (Land) 116.33 sq mi (301.29 km2)
Government (Water) 1.77 sq mi (4.58 km2)
Area (Consolidated city–county) 118.10 sq mi (305.87 km2)
Area (Land) 116.33 sq mi (301.29 km2)
Area (Water) 1.77 sq mi (4.58 km2)
Population (2020) (Consolidated city–county) 127,315
Population (2020) (Rank) 218th in the United States 6th in Georgia
Population (2020) (Density) 1,094.43/sq mi (422.57/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 215,415 (212th)

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Athens, officially Athens–Clarke County, is a consolidated city–county and college town in the U.S. state of Georgia. Athens lies about 70 miles (110 kilometers) northeast of downtown Atlanta, and is a satellite city of the capital. The University of Georgia, the state's flagship public university and an R1 research institution, is in Athens and contributed to its initial growth. In 1991, after a vote the preceding year, the original City of Athens abandoned its charter to form a unified government with Clarke County, referred to jointly as Athens–Clarke County.

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