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ALABAMA  
BIRMINGHAM  
FAMOUS DATES March 3, 1817 Organized as territory, Dec. 14, 1819 Entered Union (rank) and 1901 Present constitution adopted
LOCATION 32.354N, 086.284W
MEAN ELEVATION 500 feet
HIGHEST POINT Cheaha Mountain; 2405 feet, 35th
LOWEST POINT Gulf of Mexico; Sea level, 3rd
COUNTIES 67
COASTLINE 53 miles
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER 12 miles SW of Clanton
STATE FOSSIL species Basilosaurus Cetoides (1984)
STATE GRASS  
STATE REPTILE Alabama red-bellied turtle (1990)
STATE ROCK marble (1969)
STATE GEMSTONE star blue quartz (1990)
STATE FLAG The modern Alabama flag was first adopted in 1895, and features a red cross on a white field. It is intended to represent the Southern Cross, or Battle Flag of the Confederate States during America's Civil War.
STATE COLORS  
STATE SEAL The Great Seal of Alabama was approved by the Alabama Senate and House in 1939. The seal prominently displays the words “Alabama Great Seal” in the outer circle. The inner circle of the seal features an outline of the state of Alabama showing the state’s major rivers, as well as the adjacent states.
STATE SLOGAN Yes, We Have Electricity
STATE MOTTO Audemus jura nostra defendere (We dare defend our rights)
STATE SONG "Alabama" (1931)
STATE TREE Southern longleaf pine (1949, 1997)
STATE BIRD yellowhammer (1927)
STATE ANIMAL  
STATE FISH fighting tarpon (1955)
STATE METAL  
STATE NICKNAMES "The Cotton State," The Yellowhammer State," and the "Heart of Dixie."
STATE FLOWER camellia (1959)
BORDERING STATES Florida Georgia Mississippi Tennessee

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