Alabama State Profile – Interesting Things to Know

This page contains a wealth of information on Alabama state, the first state on the list of all U.S states.

Alabama state map

State Map

Alabama location


Alabama Geography & Demographics

State AbbreviationAL
StatehoodDecember 14, 1819
State CapitalMontgomery
State SizeTotal (Land + Water): 52,419 sq miles; Land Only: 50,744 sq miles
Number of Counties67
Time ZoneCentral Time Zone
Bordering StatesFlorida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee
Highest PointCheaha Mountain, 2,413 feet
National ParksNone
State Population (2020)5,030,053
State Population Density99.1 people / square mile
Area Codes205, 251, 256, 334, 659, 938

Alabama State Flag

Alabama state flag

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State Symbols

State AmphibianRed hills salamander
State BirdYellowhammer
State CrustaceanBrown shrimp
State FlowerCamellia
State FossilBasilosaurus cetoides
State Fresh Water FishLargemouth bass
State FruitBlackberry
State Game BirdWild turkey
State GemstoneStar blue quartz
State HorseRocking horse
State InsectMonarch butterfly
State MammalBlack bear
State MineralHematite (red iron ore)
State MottoAudemus jura nostra Defendere (We dare defend our rights)
State NicknameYellowhammer State
State NutPecan
State QuiltPine burr quilt
State ReptileAlabama red-bellied turtle
State RockMarble
State Salt Water Fish(Fighting) tarpon
State ShellScaphella Junonia Johnstoneae
State SoilBama soil series
State SpiritScaphella Junonia Johnstoneae
State TreeLongleaf pine
State Tree FruitPeach
State WildflowerOak-leaf hydrangea

State Seal

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Popular Tourist Attractions

  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo: Zoo in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
  • Alabama Splash Adventure: Amusement Park in Bessemer, Alabama.
  • Barber Motorsports Park: Multi-purpose racing facility in Leeds, Alabama.
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute: Museum in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Birmingham Museum of Art: Art museum in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Birmingham Zoo: Zoo in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Cheaha State Park: State park in eastern Alabama.
  • Dauphin Island Sea Lab: Marine education and research center in Dauphin Island, Alabama.
  • Fort Morgan: A historic fort in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
  • Huntsville Botanical Garden: Botanical garden in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • Gulf State Park: Park in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
  • McWane Science Center: Hands-on museum in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Monte Sano State Park: State park near Huntsville, Alabama.
  • Sloss Furnaces: National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Talladega Superspeedway: Motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama.
  • USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park: Historic battleship in Mobile, Alabama.
  • Waterville USA: Amusement park in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Travel Guides

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Alabama State (summary)

Alabama boasts an abundance of natural resources, standing out as the sole state in the U.S. capable of producing both iron and steel.

The warm and welcoming nature of most Alabamians makes it a delightful place to reside.

Additionally, the state is renowned for its cotton output and offers a cost of living that’s relatively lower than many other states.

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