Augusta is a consolidated city in the state of Georgia, located along the Savannah River. Its population was 195,844 as per the 2010 census. Augusta is the principal city of the Augusta-Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical Area. Augusta is internationally known for hosting The Masters Tournament each spring.
Augusta is a regional center of medicine, biotechnology, and military. Georgia Health Sciences University employs over 7,000 people. Along with University Hospital, the Medical District of Augusta employs over 25,000 people and has an economic impact of over $1.8 billion. Other significant employers include he Savannah River Site (a Department of Energy nuclear facility) and the U.S. Army Signal Center at Fort Gordon. Companies that have facilities, headquarters or distribution centers in Augusta include CareSouth, T-Mobile, Solo Cup Company, Automatic Data Processing, International Paper, NutraSweet and many more. The city also has a number of parks and other green spaces.