About Alabama Map: This map of Alabama is a colorful representation of the 30th largest state in the US. Apart from the neighboring states- Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida- the map depicts state highways, interstate highways, and US Federal highways. It shows the largest (Birmingham) and the oldest city (Mobile) along with Clanton, which is very close to the geographic center of the state. The map helps you find the the capital city of Montgomery, airports and major attractions such as the Noccalula Falls and US Space and Rocket Center.
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Nicknamed 'The Yellowhammer State', Alabama is divided into 67 counties. Birmingham is the most populous city in the state while Mobile is the oldest. Montgomery was declared as the state capital on January 28, 1846.
History of Alabama
Before the European colonization, various indigenous people belonging to different cultures lived in the present-day Alabama. There were people of the Paleo-Indian culture, the Archaic Period, the Woodland period and the Mississippian culture. The Moundville Archaeological Site in Moundville, Alabama shows ample evidence of the Mississippian culture that played a dominant role in the state from 1000 to 1600 AD.
Alabama played a pivotal role in the American Civil War, where it supplied around 120,000 soldiers to the war front. In 1868, it was readmitted to the union after the pro-union southerners. Industrialization during the Reconstruction Era gave boost to agriculture-based economy. Today, Alabama ranks high in the manufacturing of milk, soybeans, wheat, cotton, fruits, livestock and corn.
Geography of Alabama
Located in the southeastern region of the United States, Alabama shares its borders with Georgia on the east, Tennessee on the north, Mississippi on the west and Florida and the Gulf of Mexico on the south. The state of Alabama is spread over a total area of 52,419 square miles making it the 30th largest state of the United States. The state of Alabama can be divided into five major land areas: East Gulf Coastal Plain, the Appalachian Ridge and Valley, the Piedmont Upland, Highland Rim and the Cumberland Plateau.
Cheaha Mountain is the highest point in the state of Alabama standing at an altitude of 735 meters above the sea level. Alabama has coastal plains towards the Gulf of Mexico while towards the north it comprises of broken terrains and hills. Some of the major cities of Alabama are Huntsville, Mobile, Birmingham, Florence, Madison and Montgomery. The average temperature of the state ranges from a high of 91.5 degree Fahrenheit to a low of 30.0 degree Fahrenheit.
Unpretentious towns, southern etiquette, gulf shores and groovy jazz tunes are woven into the fabric of the 'Cotton State'. The pristine sea beaches of Alabama have a distinctive flavor and a magical appeal of its own. US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville houses a large collection of space artifacts and military aircraft. Battleship Memorial Park reflects Alabama's military history. Cheaha State Park features natural springs, campsites and beautiful terrain.
Beaches along the Mobile Bay beckon many residents and out-of-towners to cool off. Popular tourist attractions such as Huntsville Botanical Garden, Birmingham Zoo and McWane Science Center make Alabama a gem of the South.
Transportation in Alabama
- By Air - Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) and Huntsville International Airport (HSV) are major gateways to Alabama.
- By Train - Amtrak's Crescent serve three stations in the state: Birmingham, Anniston and Tuscaloosa.
- By Road - I-10, I-20, I-59 and I-65 are the major interstate highways in Alabama.
Education in Alabama
The state has 67 county school boards and around 1,541 individual schools. University of Alabama, Auburn University, Troy University, University of South Alabama and University of North Alabama are prestigious institutions for higher education. Read more here.
Facts about Alabama
- There is, in fact, a place called Sweet Home in Bessemer, Alabama.
- The 17-m-high Vulcan in Birmingham is the largest cast iron statue in the world.
- The city of Huntsville is called The Rocket Capital of the World.
Map of Cities in Alabama
|Tuscaloosa city Map||Hoover city Map||Dothan city Map|
|Decatur city Map||Auburn city Map||Madison city Map|
|Florence city Map||Gadsden city Map||Vestavia Hills city Map|
|Prattville city Map||Phenix city Map||Alabaster city Map|
Map of Alabama Counties
|Autauga county Map||Baldwin county Map||Barbour county Map|
|Bibb county Map||Blount county Map||Bullock county Map|
|Butler county Map||Calhoun county Map||Chambers county Map|
|Cherokee county Map||Chilton county Map||Choctaw county Map|
Last Updated Date: September 07, 2016