Alabama Facts

Alabama Facts
Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. See the fact file below for more information about Alabama.
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Became a State
December 14, 1819 (22nd)

southeastern United States

52,419 sq. miles (30th)

4,779,736 (23rd)

Major Cities
Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile

cotton, peanuts, hay, corn, livestock

temperate to subtropical in coastal area

Yearly Precipitation
averages 53 inches

Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams

Major Waterways
Black Warrior River, Cahaba River, Alabama River, Gulf of Mexico

Most Famous Citizens
Helen Keller (author & lecturer)
Tallulah Bankhead (actress)
Joe Louis (Boxer)
Willy Mays (baseball player)
Hank Aaron (baseball player)

State Emblems
Bird – Yellowhammer
Flower – Camellia
Animal – Racking Horse
Tree – Longleaf Pine
Insect – Monarch Butterfly