Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States whose diverse terrain spans coastal marshland and beaches to wide stretches of farmland. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies, and was named after King George II of Great Britain. Georgia is the 24th largest and the 8th most populous of the 50 United States. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia's counties ranked among the nation's 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas. Georgia is known as the ''Peach State and the Empire State of the South''. Atlanta, its capital and major business city, is a city that balances southern traditions with sleek modernism.