Georgia State Information, USA

Know about Georgia State
Georgia is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. It shares its borders with Florida in the south, Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina in the east, Alabama in the west and Tennessee and North Carolina in the north. It was established in 1732.

How did Georgia get its name?
The state of Georgia is named after King George II of Great Britain.

What is the capital of Georgia?
The capital of Georgia is Atlanta. It became the capital in 1868. It is the most populous city in the state, with an estimated population of 420,003. The metropolitan area of Atlanta is the third-largest in the southern United States and the ninth-largest in the country. It covers an estimated area of 132.4 square miles. The capital of the state is a top business-city and is a primary transportation hub of the southeastern United States.

How big is Georgia?
Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River in terms of land area. It is the 24th largest state in United States. It covers a total area of 59,425 square miles and has an estimated population of 9,687,653.

Which is the largest city of Georgia?
Atlanta is the largest state in Georgia. It has an estimated population of 420,003. The metropolitan area of Atlanta is the third-largest in the southern United States and ninth-largest in the country.

Why is Georgia called the "Peach State"?
Georgia is also known as the "Peach State" or the "Empire State of the South". Peach is the official state fruit since 1995. The state has a reputation for producing the highest quality of peach.

What is the official language of Georgia?
The official language of Georgia is English.

What is the religion of Georgia?
Georgia is predominantly a Protestant Christian state. The religious affiliations of the population is as follows: Protestant: 70%, Baptist: 24%, Methodist: 12%, Presbyterian: 3%, Pentecostal: 3%, Catholic: 12%, other: 3% and non-religious: 13%.

Who is the political leader of Georgia?
The state government of Georgia was established by the Georgia State Constitution. It is a republican government with three branches: legislature, executive and judiciary. The state consist of 159 counties. Atlanta is the seat of government.

John Nathan Deal is the 82nd and the current governor of Georgia. Lowell S. Casey Cagle is the 11th lieutenant governor of Georgia.

When did Georgia achieve statehood?
On January 2, 1788, Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the constitution of United States of America. On January 21, 1861, it declared secession from the union and became the last state to be restored to the Union on July 15, 1870.

What are some of the famous places in Georgia?
Some of the notable places in Georgia are: Georgia State Capitol, Fort Morris Historic Site, The High Museum, Strand beach, the National Prisoner of War Museum, and the College Hill

What is the economy of Georgia like?
In 2010, the Gross State Product of the state was $403.1 billion. Its per capita personal income ranks 37th in the nation, at $33,499. Georgia is headquarters to 15 Fortune 500 companies and 26 Fortune 100o companies. Food is one of the major industries in the Georgia. The state is the largest producer of pecans in the world. Gainesville is known as the Poultry Capital of the world. Georgia's electricity consumption and generation is one of the highest in the country.
Last Updated on: May 19, 2017