Ten fun facts about Alabama


Fact 1
Alabama is commonly referred to as the “Heart of Dixie”, although it is not the nickname on official records. Other nicknames that the state is known by, are “Yellowhammer state” and “Cotton state”.

Fact 2
The popular phrase “Stars fell on Alabama” came about after a night in 2002, when there was a spectacular shower of meteors that lit up the night sky.

Fact 3
“Alabama” is the title of the official state song of this state.


Fact 4
The state flower of Alabama is the Camellia while the state tree is the Longleaf Pine. The state nut is the Pecan and the state bird is the Yellowhammer.

Fact 5
It is illegal for any person in this state to place common table salt on a railroad track. This is a law that if violated is punishable by death as of 2013.

Fact 6
The largest city in the state of Alabama is Birmingham. The second largest city is Montgomery, which is also the state’s capital.

Fact 7
The exact date on which Alabama got its statehood is December 14, 1819.

Fact 8
Though most states have made the act of incest illegal, as of 2013 it is completely legal for a person living in this state to marry their immediate relatives.

Fact 9
One of the strangest laws on record in 2013 in the state of Alabama is a law that prohibits wrestling matches between humans and bears.

Fact 10
Out of all of the states in the US, Alabama is the only one that can make iron and steel with natural resources that are found in the state. They have also been heralded as the number one producer of cast-iron products and steel pipe products in the world.


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Short about Alabama
Is a state located in the southeast region of the United States.


Fast facts
Number of households
1,837,576
Population
4,817,528
Per capita income
$23,587
Life expectancy in number of years
75.4
Statehood
December 14, 1819
Capital
Montgomery
Largest city
Birmingham
Number of billionaires
0
State dance
Square Dance
State beverage
Conecuh Ridge Whiskey
State color
Red and White
State bird
Northern flicker
State mammal
American black bear
State fish
Largemouth bass
State tree
Longleaf Pine
State flower
Camellia

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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