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Pictured below is a detailed Map of Alabama. This map shows the state's major cities, Interstate highways and rivers.
The state of Alabama is home to roughly 4.8 million people, and has a total land area of 52,419 square miles.
Alabama's ten largest cities (in population size) are Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Decatur, Florence, Dothan, Auburn and Anniston, in that order.
Alabama ranks 2nd in the nation in the size of its inland waterways.
Alabama is located in the southeastern part of the United States. Its borders are Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.
Much of Alabama's land area consists of flat plains, but the northern region is mostly mountainous.
Alabama's elevation ranges from sea level toward the south, to over 2400 feet on Mount Cheaha (East of Birmingham).
The state's climate is characterized by hot summers, mild winters, and high humidity.
Alabama gets an average of 56 inches of rainfall per year. Southern Alabama has more thunder storms than any other part of the United States.
National Parks in the state of Alabama include Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Russell Cave National Monument, and the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site.
Popular Alabama tourist attractions include
Constitution Village in Huntsville,
the Alabama Space and Rocket Center,
the Alabama Nature Center in Millbrook,
the beach at Gulf Shores,
and the acclaimed Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ALABAMA:
Famous people from the state of Alabama include Hank Aaron, Truman Capote, Nat King Cole, W.C. Handy, Helen Keller, Willie Mays, Jesse Owens and Satchel Paige.
Workers in Alabama built the first rocket made to put humans on the moon.
The word Alabama means tribal town in the Creek Indian language.
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