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Abbreviation: AL
State Capital: Montgomery
Counties: Counties in Alabama
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Constitution: Settled in: 1702
Statehood: December 14, 1819 (22nd State)
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NickName: The Heart of Dixie
State Flower: Camellia
State Tree: Southern Pine
State Bird: Yellowhammer (Northern Flicker)
State Fish: Largemouth Bass
State Insect: Monarch Butterfly
State Gemstone: Star Blue Quartz
State Song: "Alabama"
Land Area: 51,705 sq. mi.
Highest Point: Cheaha Mountain; 2407 feet
Lowest Point: Gulf Coast: Sea level
Border States: Tennessee (N), Mississippi (W), Georgia (E), Florida (S)

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Alabama State Flower, Camellia Alabama State Tree, Southern Pine
Alabama State Bird, Yellowhammer

Interesting Fact
Alabama was called "The Cotton State". Most of the farmers grew cotton. An insect named the "Boll weavil" came and destroyed much of the crop. The farmers quickly began growing peanuts and raising livestock.

To this day, the Town of Enterprise has a statue/monument of the boll weavil

AL Capital Building, Montgomery
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boll weavil - Enterprize, AL
Boll Weavil, Enterprise Alabama

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