Macon is a consolidated city-county located in the state of Georgia, United States. Macon lies near the geographic center of the state, hence the city's nickname "The Heart of Georgia."
Macon is the county seat of Bibb County and had a 2017 estimated population of 152,663. In a 2012 referendum, voters approved the consolidation of Macon and Bibb County, and Macon became Georgia's fourth-largest city. The two governments officially merged on January 1, 2014.
Macon is served by three interstate highways: I-16 (connecting the city to Savannah and coastal Georgia), I-75 (connecting the city with Atlanta to the north and Valdosta to the south), and I-475 (a city bypass highway).
The city has several institutions of higher education, as well as numerous museums and tourism sites. The area is served by the Middle Georgia Regional Airport and the Herbert Smart Downtown Airport.