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Welcome to TheseUnitedStates - Alabama


Alabama, our 22nd state, was admitted to the Union December 14, 1819.   The 2000 census has Alabama's population at 4,447,100 ranking  23rd in the US.  With a total area of  52,419 square miles, the state ranks 30th  in size.   Montgomery is Alabama's capital; Birmingham is its largest city.


Useful Internet Links for Alabama:

 

Official Website of Alabama

http://www.alabama.gov

 

Travel and Tourism Department

http://www.alabama.travel/

Call toll free 1-800-Alabama

 

Pick a Homepage - Alabama

 

Point of Interest Road Signs - Alabama

Alabama Maps - University of Alabama

 

Congress.org - Alabama Elected Officials

 

Alabama Weather from Weather.com

 

National Park Service Sites in Alabama

 

Alabama News from USA Today

 

Job Search Spider - Find a Job in Alabama

 


Alabama fun facts:

 

Alabama State Bird:  Yellowhammer

Alabama State Flower: Camellia

Alabama State Motto:  We dare defend our rights.

Alabama State Song: Alabama

Alabama State Tree: Southern longleaf pine

Nickname:  The Heart of Dixie

 

The geographic center of Alabama is located in Chilton County, approximately 12 miles SW of Clanton.  With an elevation of 2.405 feet, Cheaha Mountain, in the Talladega National Forest about 15 miles south of Anniston, is the state's highest point.  The name Alabama derives from the Creek Indian language for "tribal town."  The Mobile river and its tributaries form the chief river system.  

 

Brief History:  Alabama was peopled by Creek, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Alabama and Choctaw when the first Europeans arrived in the form of Spanish explorers in the early 1500's.  The French settled Mobile Bay, but later ceded the entire region to England under the Treaty of Paris.  Spanish forces regained control until US troops seized the area in the early 1800's.  Once a stronghold of the Confederacy, Alabama became a center of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960's.   

 

 Among Alabama's attractions are the US Space & Rocket Center/Space Camp near Huntsville; Russell Cave National Monument; Helen Keller's birthplace at Tuscumbia; USS Alabama Memorial Park in Mobile; many excellent fishing and boating opportunities; and the beautiful white sand beaches of the state's Gulf coast.

 

 


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