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Capital City:

Montgomery

Statehood:

December 14, 1819 (22nd)

Population:

4,371,000

Nickname:

Heart of Dixie / Cotton State

Motto:

Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere (We Dare Defend Our Rights)

Origin of State Name:

Means "tribal town" in Creek Indian language.

Counties:

67

Largest Cities:

Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa

Border States:

Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee

Land Area:

50,766 sq. mi., 29th largest

Highest Point:

Cheaha Mountain, 2,405 ft

Lowest Point:

Gulf of Mexico, sea level

State Bird:

Yellowhammer

State Flower:

Camellia

State Tree:

Southern Pine (pinus palustris)

State Song:

Alabama

State Web Site:

www.state.al.us


For more websites on Alabama check out Alabama Links.

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