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Alabama State Facts

Alabama ranked 23rd in population among the 50 states with an estimated total of almost 4.6 million residents in 2006.

The largest city in Alabama is Birmingham.

Alabama has hydroelectric power, steel making, and the mining of coal, limestone, and iron ore.

Alabama's state insect is the monarch butterfly.

Alabama's state bird is the Yellowhammer.

Montgomery is the capital of Alabama.

The major lakes in Alabama are the Guntersville Lake, Wilson Lake, Martin Lake, West Point Lake, and Lewis Smith Lake.

Alabama is the 30th largest state in the USA.

Alabama's motto is "Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere," which means, "We Defend Our Rights."

"Alabama" is Alabama's state song.

The official state flag of Alabama is called the "Crimson Cross of St. Andrew's." It is red on a white background.

Alabama means "tribal town" in the language of the local Creek Indians.

Alabama has two nicknames, "Heart of Dixie" and "Yellowhammer State."

The major rivers in Alabama are the Tombigbee River, Alabama River, Tennesse River and the Chattahoochee River.

The state abbreviation for Alabama is AL.

Alabama was the 22nd state in the USA. It became a state on December 14, 1819.

Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennesse are Alabama's bordering states.

Alabama's state flower is the Camellia.

Alabama's state tree is the Southern Longleaf Pine.

Alabama is 52,419 square miles.

The Gulf of Mexico is a bordering body of water to Alabama.

The highest point in Alabama is the Cheaha Mountain, standing 2,407 feet above sea level.

Cotton, corn, peanuts, soybeans, poultry, and livestock are our major agricultural industries in Alabama.

Residents of Alabama are called "Alabamians."