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Alabama - 22nd State

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Capitol City Montgomery  
Year admitted into union

Dec 14th, 1819

Alabama is 198 years old

Year Settled 1702
Bird Yellowhammer
Flower Camellia
State Flag
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Tree Southern Pine
Motto Audemus Jura nostra Defendere – We Dare Defend Our Own Rights
Song Alabama
Origin of Name From Choctaw word Alibamu – I clear the thicket
Nickname Cotton state / Heart of Dixie / Yellowhammer state
Area and Rank 51609 Sq mi, Rank 29th largest
Extent

329 mi N-S 210 mi E-W

Highest Elevation Cheaha Mountain 2407 ft Above sea level
Lowest Elevation Sea level along the Gulf of Mexico
Population 4,500,752 rank 23rd most populated state
Ethnic Break Down

White 71.1%
Black 26%
Hispanic 1.7%
Asian .7%
American Indian .5%

Population Density 87.6 people sq mi  
Economy
   
Service industry Pulp and Paper  
Manufacturing Chemicals, Textile, Steel  
Agriculture

Broiler chickens, Cattle, Cotton, Peanuts, and Corn

 
     
     
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