The state flag of Alabama.
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|Population:||4,863,300 (July 2016)|
|Size:||50,645 square miles|
|Nickname(s):||Cotton Plantation State, Heart of Dixie, Yellowhammer State.|
|Motto:||"Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere" (We Dare Defend our Rights/We Dare Maintain our Rights)|
|Tree:||Southern Longleaf Pine|
|Flower:||Camellia, Oak-Leaf Hydrangea|
|Bird:||Northern Flicker, Wild Turkey|
The southeastern region of the United States includes the state of Alabama. Alabama is the twenty-second state to be admitted and it is the thirtieth largest of all states in terms of size. Alabama is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the south and four other states; including Florida to the south, Georgia to the east, Mississippi to the west and Tennessee to the north. While the city of Birmingham has a population of just over 212, 400, the population of its greater metropolitan area is well over 1.1 million.
Alabama boasts of some top colleges and universities. Some top colleges and universities in Alabama include Auburn University, Birmingham Southern College, Samford University, Springhill College, Troy University, University of Alabama in Huntsville and University of Montevallo. The state’s first public university was the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
The state of Alabama may not be known for profession sports teams, but don’t let that fool you. Alabama has home to some pretty big time athletes; including Henry Aaron (baseball), Charles Barkley (basketball), Joe Louis Barrow (boxing), Neil Bonnett (auto racing), Paul “Bear” Bryant (football), George Foster (baseball), Joe Garagiola, Artis Gilmore (basketball), John William Heisman (football), Evander Holyfield (boxing), Vincent “Bo” Jackson (football), Carl Lewis (track), Willie Mays (baseball), Joe Namath (football), James “Jesse” Owens (track), and Bryan “Bart” Starr (football).
Some of Alabama’s crops include corn, cotton, peaches, peanuts and sorghum and soybeans.
Alabama has a somewhat humid climate with an average temperature of 64 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius). Alabama can be very hot in the Summer and mild in the Winter. Alabama has potential tropical storms and even hurricanes. Alabama is also prone to having tornados as it ranks among the highest in the number of them.
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