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Columbus, Georgia
Consolidated city-county
Columbus Consolidated Government
Downtown skyline on the banks of the Chattahoochee River
Downtown skyline on the banks of the Chattahoochee River
Flag of Columbus, Georgia
Flag
Official seal of Columbus, Georgia
Seal
Official logo of Columbus, Georgia
Nicknames: 
The Fountain City or The Lowell of the South
Motto(s): 
We do amazing
Location within Georgia
Location within Georgia
Columbus is located in the United States
Columbus
Columbus
Location within the United States
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
Country United States
State Georgia
County Muscogee
Founded 1828
Named for Christopher Columbus
Government
 • Mayor B. H. "Skip" Henderson III (R)
 • City Manager Isaiah Hugley
Area
 • Total 220.8 sq mi (572 km2)
 • Land 216.1 sq mi (592.1 km2)
 • Water 4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
Elevation
243 ft (74 m)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total 189,885
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
194,160
 • Rank US: 124th
 • Density 861/sq mi (332.6/km2)
 • MSA
303,811 (US: 163rd)
 • CSA
499,128 (91st)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
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[3]
Airport Columbus Airport-
CSG
Website City of Columbus