미국 동남부 조지아 주에 있는 도시이다. 인구 188,660(2006). 조지아 주 중서부, 채터후치 강 연안에 위치하며, 서쪽은 앨라배마 주에 접한다. 지명은 크리스토퍼 콜럼버스의 이름에서 따왔다. 각종 공업이 발달하였으며, 부근에 기아자동차의 공장이 들어설 예정이다
Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Muscogee County, Georgia, United States, with which it is consolidated. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 189,885. It is the principal city of the Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area, which, in 2009, had an estimated population of 292,795. It joins with the Auburn, Alabama metropolitan area to form the Columbus, Georgia-Auburn, Alabama Combined Statistical Area, which, in 2009, had an estimated population of 450,467. It is the third largest city and fourth largest metropolitan area in the state, and also the 123rd largest city in the United States. Columbus lies 100 miles (160?km) south of Atlanta. Fort Benning, a major employer, is located south of the city in Chattahoochee County. The city is home to museums and other tourism sites. The area is served by the Columbus Airport. The current mayor is Teresa Tomlinson, who was elected in November 2010. The city was ranked number 4 on the 100 Best U.S. Cities to live by Best Life Magazine.