Alabama State
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 Alabama State collage of images.

Alabama State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted Alabama as the 22nd state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Alabama.

State Name:
Alabama

Abbreviation:
AL

Capital:
Montgomery

Date of Statehood:
December 14, 1819

Population:
4,557,808 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Primary Agriculture:
Alabama ranks high in the production of poultry, soybeans, milk, vegetables, livestock, wheat, cattle, cotton, peanuts, fruits, hogs and corn.

Primary Industry:
Paper, chemicals, rubber and plastics, apparel and textiles, and primary metals constitute the leading industries of Alabama. Continuing as a major manufacturer of coal, iron, and steel, Birmingham is also noted for its world-renowned medical center, especially for heart surgery.

Nickname:
The Yellowhammer State

Motto:
We Dare Defend Our Rights

Flower:
Camellia (Legislation of 1959)
Picture of the Camellia, the official state flower of Alabama.

Tree:
Southern Longleaf Pine (Legislation of 1997)

Bird:
Yellowhammer (Legislation of 1927)
Picture of the Yellowhammer, the official state bird of Alabama.
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Fish:
Largemouth Bass (Legislation of 1975)

Insect:
Monarch Butterfly (Legislation of 1989)

Gemstone:
Star Blue Quartz (Legislation of 1990)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Alabama.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Alabama.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Alabama.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Alabama state.
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