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Alabama State Profile

Where is Alabama located ?
Alabama is a state located in the eastern south-central United States. It is bordered by Tennessee on the north, Georgia on the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico on the south, and Mississippi on the west.

Alabama is a state located in the eastern south-central United States. It is bordered by Tennessee on the north, Georgia on the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico on the south, and Mississippi on the west.

What is the capital city of Alabama ?
Located southeast of the center of the state, in the Gulf Coastal Plain, the city of Montgomery is the capital of Alabama. It is the second-largest city in the state, with an estimated population of 205,764. Alabama State University, Faulkner University and Huntingdon College are all located in Montgomery.

What is the largest city of Alabama ?
Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama. According to the 2010 United States Census, Birmingham had a population of 212,237. Birmingham is nicknamed the "Magic City" and "The Pittsburgh of the South."

What is the nickname of Alabama ?
Alabama is nicknamed the "Yellowhammer State," after the state bird. The name has been used since the Civil War when the Confederate soldiers wore uniforms with a yellow cloth hung on the sleeves, collars and coattails. The state is also known as the "Heart of Dixie."

How big is Alabama ?
Alabama is the thirtieth-largest state in the United States, covering a total area of 52,419 square miles.

What is the population of Alabama ?
According to the 2010 United States Census Bureau, the population of Alabama is 4,779,736. It is the twenty-third most populous state in the nation.

When did Alabama achieve statehood ?
Alabama is the twenty-second state of the United States; it was admitted to the Union on December 14, 1819. The early nineteenth century saw a number of battles being fought in the territory of Alabama. Initially, the Indians held most of the present-day Alabama. In 1813, war broke out in between American settlers and Red Sticks (a Creek faction), who resisted white encroachment. Eventually, the Red Sticks were crushed in 1814 at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in central Alabama, and were forced to sign a treaty ceding the land to the United States. Thereafter people flowed into the land and the population grew. Finally in 1817, Alabama became a territory and on August 2, 1819, a state constitution was adopted.

Who are the political leaders of Alabama ?
Governor: Robert J. Bentley
Lieutenant Governor: Kay Ivey

What is the official language of Alabama ?
English is the official language of Alabama. Spanish or Spanish Creole, German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and French are the other languages spoken.

What is the religion of Alabama?
Protestantism is the largest religion practiced in the state of Alabama. The other denominations include Evangelical Protestant, Mainline Protestant, the Southern Baptist Convention and Catholics.

What is the economy of Alabama like ?
Aerospace, education, health care, and banking, automobile manufacturing, mineral extraction, steel production and fabrication are the major sectors/industries in Alabama. The total gross state product in 2008 was $170 billion. Agriculture adds to the revenue of the state; the major agricultural products include poultry and eggs, cattle, plant nursery items, peanuts, cotton, grains such as corn and sorghum, vegetables, milk, soybeans, and peaches. Tourism is a significant part of the economy, with an estimated 100,000 tourists visiting the state annually.

What are the symbols of Alabama ?
State Tree: The southern longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Miller) was designated the official state tree of Alabama in 1997.

State Flower : Camellia (Camellia japonica L ) is the official state flower of Alabama. It was designated as the state flower in 1959, replacing goldenrod, the original state flower adopted in 1927.

State Bird: The "yellowhammer" is the official bird symbol of Alabama. It was adopted as the state bird in 1927. Alabama is nicknamed the "yellowhammer state" after the state bird.

What are the famous places in Alabama ?
Alabama has a number of tourist destinations. About seventy-three percent of the tourists choose one of these six counties to spend their vacation: Baldwin, Jefferson, Madison, Mobile, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa. The Alabama Space and Rocket Center at Huntsville, Magnolia Grove at Greensboro; Gaineswood and Bluff Hall at Demopolis; Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo at Dauphin Island, and the first White House of the Confederacy at Montgomery are the other attractions.

Last Updated on: May 29, 2017