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Quick Facts: Alabama

Capital City: Montgomery

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Nickname: Heart of Dixie / Cotton State
Motto: Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere
(We Dare Defend Our Rights)
Statehood: December 14, 1819 (22nd)
Origin of State's Name: Means "tribal town" in Creek Indian language.
Largest Cities: Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa
Border States: Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee
Land Area: 50,750 sq. mi., 28th largest
State Bird: Yellowhammer
State Flower: Camellia
State Tree: Southern Pine (pinus palustris)
State Song: Alabama
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