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
Capital of Alabama State: Montgomery
Date of Statehood: December 14, 1819
Alabama State 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.
Alabama State Nickname: The Yellowhammer State
Alabama State Motto: We Dare Defend Our Rights
Alabama State Flower:
Camellia (Camellia japonica)(Legislation of 1959)
Alabama State Tree: Southern Longleaf Pine (Legislation of 1997)
Alabama State Bird:
Yellowhammer (Colaptes auratus)(Legislation of 1927)
Alabama State Fish: Largemouth Bass (Legislation of 1975)
Alabama State Insect: Monarch Butterfly (Legislation of 1989)
Alabama State Gemstone: Star Blue Quartz (Legislation of 1990)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
Alabama State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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