State flower: Camellia
State flower: Camellia
State bird: Yellowhammer
State bird: Yellowhammer
State flag
State flag
Topic(s):   States (U.S.)
Quick Facts
Abbreviation AL
Region Southeast
Statehood December 14, 1819 (22nd state)
Population 4,849,377 (2014 Population Estimate by U.S. Census Bureau)
Capital Montgomery
Largest city Birmingham
Coastline Gulf of Mexico
Weather The winter temperature is cool. Sometimes, the summer temperature is close to 90 degrees.
Products Cotton, peanuts, chickens, cattle
The name Alabama means tribal town (Creek Indian language)
State nickname Yellowhammer State
State song Alabama
State motto We dare to defend our rights
Famous People Hank Aaron, Rosa Parks, Helen Keller, Mia Hamm, Coretta Scott King

Fun Facts:

George Washington Carver discovered more than 300 (three hundred) uses for peanuts.

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is in Alabama. It is the largest space museum in the world.

Alabama was the first state to make Christmas a legal holiday.

Resource information

State Totals: Vintage 2014 - U.S Census Bureau. (n.d.). Retrieved from

United States Census Bureau. (2010). American FactFinder - Community Facts. Retrieved from

Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel
401 Adams Avenue, Suite 126
P.O. Box 4927
Montgomery, AL 36103-4927

Citation information

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MLA Style: "Alabama." Facts4Me. Nov. 2014.

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