Alabama State

Capital CityMontgomery
AbbrevationAL
Population5,3742,234
RegionSouth
State MottoAudemus jura nostra defendere translates to We dare to defend our rights 
State NicknameYellowhammer State
originChoctaw word albah amo meaning “thicket clearers”
Zip codesAlabama Zip codes
BirdYellowhammer
flowerCamellia
soilBama
TreeLongleaf Pine[Pine palustris]
QuarterHelen Keller seated, longleaf pine branch
FlagSt. Andrew’s cross with a red-and-white patchwork design.

Area details:

Area: 62,423 sq.mi (125,775 sq.km.), 30th

Land: 40,750 sq.mi. (121,442 sq.km.), 28th

Water: 1,743 sq.mi. (4,435 sq.km.), 23rd

Coastline: 53 mi. (90 km.), 18th

Shoreline: 641 mi. (977 km.), 19th

Largest Cities:

Border States:

Georgia
Mississippi
Tennessee

Highest point: Cheaha Mountain [ 2402 feet(831m),37th tallest

Lowest Point: Alabama; sea level tied for 3rd lowest

Geographic center: Chilton, 12 miles southwest of Clanton

National Parks:

 Little River Canyon National PreserveRussell Cave National Monument
Horseshoe Bend National Military ParkTuskegee Institute National Historic Site
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic SiteBirmingham Civil Rights National Monument
Freedom Riders National MonumentNatchez Trace Parkway
Selma to Montgomery National Historic TrailAlabama National Parks

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Location:

  • Absolute Center: 32°50.5’N / 86°38’W
  • Relative Center: Chilton, 12 miles southwest of Clanton

State Government:

Governor:  Kay Ivey (R)

Senators:  Richard Shelby (R) Tommy Tuberville (R)

Representatives:  House Senate

Constitution:  Alabama’s Constitution

Electoral College Votes:  9 Votes

Economy

  • AgriculturePoultry and eggs, cattle, nursery stock, peanuts, cotton, vegetables, milk, soybeans.
  • Industry: Paper, lumber and wood products, mining, rubber and plastic products, transportation equipment, apparel.

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