Province of Atlanta
When the Diocese of Atlanta became the Archdiocese of Atlanta on
February 21, 1962, the ecclesiastical Province of Atlanta came into
being as well.
The Archbishop of Atlanta thus holds the ex officio title of Metropolitan of the Province of Atlanta.
Dioceses of the Province (Provincial Sees):
The largest territorial division of the Latin Church, an
ecclesiastical province is an administrative district comprising
several dioceses. It is united under the presidency of an archbishop
or metropolitan who holds this position as a result of the recognition
of his diocesan see as the metropolitan see (an archdiocese). The
other sees are called suffragan or subordinate sees, each governed by
its respective bishop. An ecclesiastical province answers directly to
the Holy See.