Alabama Fun Fast Facts Map History Population State Symbol Language Race Religion Ethnicity

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Alabama Fun Fast Facts Map History Population State Symbol Language Race Religion Ethnicity

Alabama state is named after the Alabama River, which in turn was named after a Native American tribe called 'Alabama' that inhabited the region. The Tribe's name is probably derived from a Choctaw language words 'alba-amo' meaning "vegetation gatherer", referring to the tribe's expertise in collecting herbs to use as medicine

Alabama Fun Fast Facts Population Language Race Religion

Official language English
Spoken languages English 95.1%
  Spanish 3.1%
Demonym Alabamian
Capital Montgomery
Largest city Birmingham
Largest metro Birmingham metropolitan area
Area Ranked 30th
 • Total 52,419 sq mi
  (135,765 km2)
 • Width 190 miles (305 km)
 • Length 330 miles (531 km)
 • % water 3.2
 • Latitude 30° 11′ N to 35° N
 • Longitude 84° 53′ W to 88° 28′ W
   
Population Ranked 24th
 • Total 4,863,300 (2016 est.)[3]
 • Density 94.7 (2011 est.)/sq mi  (36.5 (2011 est.)/km2)
  Ranked 27th
 • Median household income $44,509 (47th)
Elevation  
 • Highest point Mount Cheaha
  2,413 ft (735.5 m)
 • Mean 500 ft  (150 m)
 • Lowest point Gulf of Mexico
  sea level
   
Before statehood Alabama Territory
Admission to Union December 14, 1819 (22nd)
Governor Kay Ivey (R)
Lieutenant Governor Vacant
Legislature Alabama Legislature
 • Upper house Senate R-25, D-8
 • Lower house House of Representatives R-72, D-33
   
U.S. Senators Richard Shelby (R)
  Luther Strange (R)
U.S. House delegation 6 Republicans, 1 Democrat (list)
Time zones  
 • most of state Central: UTC −6/−5
 • Phenix City, Alabama area Eastern: UTC −5/−4
   
ISO 3166 US-AL
Abbreviations AL, Ala.
Website alabama.gov
Alabama state symbols

 Alabama Important Facts Flora and Fauna

Living insignia  
Amphibian Red Hills salamander
Bird Yellowhammer, wild turkey
Butterfly Eastern tiger swallowtail
Fish Largemouth bass, fighting tarpon
Flower Camellia, oak-leaf hydrangea
Horse breed Racking horse
Insect Monarch butterfly
Mammal American black bear
Reptile Alabama red-bellied turtle
Tree Longleaf pine
Inanimate insignia  
Beverage Conecuh Ridge Whiskey
Colors Red, white
Dance Square dance
Food Pecan, blackberry, peach
Fossil Basilosaurus
Gemstone Star blue quartz
Mineral Hematite
Rock Marble
Shell Johnstone's junonia
Slogan Share The Wonder,
  Alabama the beautiful,
  Where America finds its voice,
  Sweet Home Alabama,
  "Heart of Dixie"
Soil Bama
Song "Alabama"

 

Alabama Capital Biggest City by Area

  • State Abbreviation – AL
  • Area – 52,423 square miles [Alabama is the 30th biggest state in the USA]
  • Population – 4,833,722 (as of 2013) [Alabama is the 23rd most populous state in the USA]
  • Name for Residents – Alabamans
  • Major Industries – agriculture (cotton, corn, peanuts, soybeans, poultry, and livestock), hydroelectric power, mining (coal, limestone, iron ore), steel-making
  • Major Rivers – Tombigbee River, Alabama River, Tennessee River, Chattahoochee River
  • Major Lakes -Guntersville Lake, Wilson Lake, Martin Lake, West Point Lake, Lewis Smith Lake
  • Highest Point – Cheaha Mountain – 2407 feet, (734 m) above sea level
  • Number of Counties – 67
  • Bordering States – Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee
  • Bordering Body of Water – Gulf of Mexico
  • Origin of the Name Alabama – Alabama means "tribal town" in the language of the local Creek Indians
  • State Nickname – Heart of Dixie, "Yellowhammer State"
  • State Motto – "Audemus jura nostra defendere" – We Dare Defend Our Rights
  • State Song – Alabama
  • Dinosaur Fossils Found in Alabama – Lophorhothon, Nodosaurus
  • Alabama is the only state to have an alcoholic beverage as its official drink: Conecuh Ridge Whiskey.

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