Georgia State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Georgia as the 4th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Georgia.
State Name: Georgia
Capital of Georgia State: Atlanta
Date of Statehood: January 2, 1788
Georgia State Population: 9,072,576 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: Important agricultural products are corn, cotton, tobacco, soybeans, eggs, and peaches. Georgia produces twice as many peanuts as the next leading state. From its vast stands of pine come more than half the world's resins and turpentine over 74.4 percent of the U.S. supply.
Primary Industry: Georgia leads the nation in the production of paper and board, tufted textile products, and processed chicken. Other major manufactured products are transportation equipment, food products, apparel, and chemicals. Georgia is also a leader in the production of marble, kaolin, barite, and bauxite.
Georgia State Nickname: The Peach State
Georgia State Motto: Wisdom, justice, and moderation.
Georgia State Flower:
Cherokee Rose (Rosa laevigata)(Legislation of 1916)
Georgia State Tree: Live Oak (Legislation of 1937)
Georgia State Bird:
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)(Legislation of 1935)
Georgia State Fish: Largemouth Bass (Legislation of 1970)
Georgia State Insect: Honey Bee (Legislation of 1975)
Georgia State Gemstone: Staurolite (Legislation of 1976)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Georgia State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
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Georgia State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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