Georgia Facts

Georgia Facts

Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies and was mamed after King George II of Great Britain. See the fact file below for more information about Georgia.

Capital
Atlanta

Became a State
January 2, 1788 (4th)

Location
southeastern United States

Area
59,425 sq. miles (24th)

Population
9,687,653 (9th)

Major Cities
Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, Athens, Macon

Products
poultry, eggs, pecans, peaches, peanuts, rye, cattle, hogs, turfgrass, vegetables, transportation equipment, food processing, textiles, paper products, ch emical products, electric equipment

Climate
humid, subtropical, occasdional polar air masses in winter

Yearly Precipitation
averages 48 inches

Professional Sports Teams
Atlanta Braves (Major League Baseball)
Atlanta Hawks (National Basketball Association)
Atlanta Falcons (National Football League)
Atlanta Trashers (National Hockey League)

Major Waterways
Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Savannah River, Chattahoochee River,
Altamaha, Atlantic Intracostal Waterway, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway

Most Famous Citizens
Jim Brown (football player)
James Earl Carter (U.S. President)
Ty Cobb (baseball player)
Bobby Jones (golfer)
Martin Luther King (religious / civil rights leader)
Margaret Mitchell (author)
Jackie Robinson (baseball player)

State Symbols
Bird – Brown Thrasher
Flower – Cherokee Rose
Animal – Right Whale
Tree – Live Oak
Insect – Honey Bee