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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 of Alabama State: Montgomery

Date of Statehood: December 14, 1819

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

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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)
Picture of the Camellia, the official state flower of Alabama.
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Alabama State Tree: Southern Longleaf Pine (Legislation of 1997)

Alabama State Bird:
Yellowhammer (Colaptes auratus)(Legislation of 1927)
Picture of the Yellowhammer, the official state bird of Alabama.
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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 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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Alabama 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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Alabama State License Plate: Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
Official licens plate of Alabama state.
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