Alabama Facts

Alabama Facts
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Capital
Montgomery

Became a State
December 14, 1819 (22nd)

Location
southeastern United States

Area
52,419 sq. miles (30th)

Population
4,779,736 (23rd)

Major Cities
Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile

Products
cotton, peanuts, hay, corn, livestock

Climate
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