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Alabama

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Alabama is a state in the southeastern United States. As of 2015, it had 4,858,979 people.[1]

Montgomery is the state capital, but the biggest city is Birmingham. Other large cities include Mobile and Huntsville.

Alabama is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida to the southeast, the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.

Alabama's nickname is the Yellowhammer State, because the state bird is called a Yellowhammer. It is also sometimes called the "Heart of Dixie", and "The Cotton State".

State Facts[edit | edit source]

Capital: Montgomery

Largest city: Birmingham

Governor: Kay Ivey (Republican)

State nickname: The Yellowhammer State

State abbreviation: AL

State bird: Yellowhammer

State tree: Longleaf pine

State amphibian: Red Hills salamander

State butterfly: Eastern tiger swallowtail

State Insect: Monarch butterfly

History[edit | edit source]

Pre-colonial era[edit | edit source]

Native Americans (the first American people) lived in Alabama long before Europeans moved there. They were very diverse with varying cultures.

European colonization[edit | edit source]

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Civil War/Reconstruction[edit | edit source]

Civil Rights Movement[edit | edit source]

Alabama State Flag

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