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Alabama State is at the southern region of the USA. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is 30th in total land area and 23rd in population. The total residents living in Alabama are 4.6 million as of 2006 calculations. Alabama is the second largest state in United State in its inland waterways.

Alabama Recreation, Culture and Attractions

West Point Lake which extends 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River has a shoreline of more than 500 miles surrounded by forests and fields providing excellent fishing, camping, and other recreational opportunities. And the Amity Campground is also the major recreational center in Alabama which offers 96 sites. The Anniston Museum of Natural History which has more than 2000 natural history exhibits on permanent display ranging from pre-history to the extremes of the African savannah. Some of the attractions of the museum are Egyptian mummies from the Ptolemaic period, a wildlife garden, nature trails, and a children's discovery room. Another major spot in Alabama for tourists is Bear Creek which is the first of four dams in northwest Alabama. The other three are Upper Bear Creek, Little Bear Creek, and Cedar Creek. It provides flood control, recreational opportunities, and water supply to Northwestern Alabama area. This is popular for boating, including canoeing and kayaking. And also there is a major popular site called Bear Creek Reservoir which provides teaching lessons for first time learners to negotiate rapids and work with the current. Blowing Wind Cave NWR is popular for Indian bats. It is a minor hibernation area for Indian bats and historically as a major maternity cave for gray bats. The Bon Secour NWR consists of 6,700 acres of wildlife habitat lying directly west of Gulf Shores, Alabama. And for the sporting enthusiasts the Alabama state some of the minor and major league teams in various sports. Some of the minor league base ball teams from Alabama State are The Birmingham Barons, The Huntsville Stars, The Mobile BayBears and The Montgomery Biscuits. Not only baseball the Alabama state also has a professional ice hockey team called The Huntsville Havoc team in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). And the Alabama Renegades are a women's full-contact American football team based in Huntsville, Alabama. The Tennessee Valley Vipers are a professional arena football team, currently playing in af2, the minor league for the Arena Football League, where they are the 2008 defending ArenaCup champions. The American soccer team based in Huntsville, Alabama is Rocket City United.

Alabama Demographics

Alabama total population - 4,585,900
Alabama male population - 2,218,544
Alabama female population - 2,367,356
Alabama white population - 3,225,567
Alabama black or African American population - 1,204,354
Alabama American Indian and Alaska Native population - 21,557
Alabama Asian population - 43,838
Alabama Hispanic or Latino population - 112,718

Alabama School Information

Alabama State Board of Education will oversee the Public primary and secondary education in Alabama. Along with this 67 county school boards and 60 city boards of education will oversee the local education. There are a total of 743,364 elementary and secondary students are studying in 1,541 individual schools in Alabama State. The higher education in Alabama State is provided by 14 four-year public universities, numerous two-year community colleges, and 17 private, undergraduate and graduate universities. Alabama Commission on Higher Education will control the public post-secondary education. 2-year associate degrees to 16 doctoral level programs are taught by Colleges and universities in Alabama.

Alabama Symbols

Alabama state flag
Alabama state Animal
Alabama state Animal
Black Bear
Alabama state Bird
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Yellow hammer
Alabama state Fresh Water Fish
Alabama state Fresh Water Fish
Largemouth bass
Alabama state  Dance
Alabama state Dance
Square dance
Alabama state  Insect
Alabama state Insect
Monarch Butterfly
Alabama state  Flower
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Alabama state  Motto
Alabama state Motto
''Audemus jura nostra defendere'' - We Dare Defend Our Rights
Alabama state  Song
Alabama state Song
Alabama state  Tree
Alabama state Tree
Southern longleaf pine
Alabama state  Fossil
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Alabama state  Soil
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Alabama red-bellied turtle
Alabama state   Fruit
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Alabama state   Salt Water Fish
Alabama state Salt Water Fish
Alabama state  Shell
Alabama state Shell
Johnstone's Junonia
Alabama state   Slogan
Alabama state Slogan
Sweet Home Alabama

Alabama History

The Native American people once living in the present day Alabama State were, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Koasati, and Mobile. The Alabama was known as Alibamu in native language at that time. In Burial Mound Period from 1000 BC to 700 AD the trading with Northeast was done using the Ohio River. During the period of 1000 to 1600 AD the Alabama state was covered mostly with the agrarian Mississippian culture. One of the major centers was being at Moundville Archaeological Site in Moundville, Alabama. With the recovered artifacts from archaeological excavations at Moundville is the major component in the formulation of the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex. This Ceremonial Complex represents the religion of the Mississippian peoples, and is one of the primary means by which their religion is understood. The first European contact with this Alabama state was with French with the establishment of Mobile in 1702. Alabama was the twenty-second state, admitted to the Union in 1819.

Alabama Tourist Information

There are a number of attractions and tourists spots in Alabama. The Mountains in Huntsville is good for Camping, picnics, parties, day camps, lay-ups for traveling horsemen. A Fairhope Antiquery in Fairhope has over 6000 Sq. ft. of antiques featuring art, vintage linens, gifts, and golf and fishing memorabilia. About Time Antiques is a 13000 sq. ft. building is famous for its antiques, gifts and collectibles. The Gulf Shores and Orange Beaches offer the perfect balance of non-stop activity. Dauphin Island is for deep-sea adventure on a charter fishing trip. Fort Morgan is the Civil War Battle site of Mobile Bay. You will find gators and shorebirds in Alabama wildlife. From the white sands of the Gulf Coast beaches to the majestic mountains of North Alabama, you will find numerous recreational opportunities abound throughout Alabama. Alabama has got for you some of the best biking trails in the South and ample sites for camping, hiking, rock climbing and watching wildlife. Alabama is one of the premier states in the nation for hunting professionals. You can find white-tailed deer and Eastern wild turkey for hunting or search for one of numerous sport shooting facilities. You can enjoy canoeing or rafting on the great rivers or boating on the pristine lakes of Alabama. Alabama has got more than one million acres of lakes, 1,600 miles of rivers and 53 miles of coastline. Alabama has also some of the great locations for practicing diving and snorkeling. The Gulf Coast along our southern border has got a great coastal line for swimming.

Alabama Transportation

Alabama has five major interstate roads. I-65 from north to south, I-20 from the central west border to Birmingham, I-85 from Montgomery to east-northeast to the Georgia border and I-59 from the central west border to north-east corner of the Alabama state and intersects with I-20 at the beginning. I-10 is through the southernmost portion of the Alabama state, running from west to east through Mobile. I-22 is now under construction. It will connect Birmingham with Memphis, Tennessee. Some of the US Highways that also pass through the Alabama state are US 11, US 29, US 31, US 43, US 72, US 78, US 80, US 82, US 84, US 98, US 231, and US 280. Major airports in Alabama include Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Huntsville International Airport, Dothan Regional Airport, Mobile Regional Airport, Montgomery Regional Airport, Muscle Shoals - Northwest Alabama Regional Airport, Tuscaloosa Regional Airport, and Pryor Field Regional Airport. The daily passenger train Amtrak schedules the Crescent has stops at Anniston, Birmingham, and Tuscaloosa. The Alabama state has also some of the major water ports to travel through the water. The three ports that connect to Tennessee River in Alabama are Port of Florence at Florence/Muscle Shoals and Pickwick Lake, Port of Decatur at Decatur and on Wheeler Lake, Port of Guntersville at Guntersville and on Lake Guntersville. And there are two water ports that connect to Tenn-Tom Waterway. They are Port of Tuscaloosa at Tuscaloosa and on Black Warrior River, Port of Birmingham at Birmingham and on Black Warrior River. Along with these there are two ports named Port of Montgomery at Montgomery and on Woodruff Lake connecting to Alabama River and Port of Mobile at Mobile and on Mobile Bay connecting to Gulf of Mexico.

Alabama Taxes

Alabama State Tax Rate Range Low 2.0% - High 5.0%
Alabama State Tax Income Brackets Lowest 500 (b) - Highest 3,000 (b)
Alabama State Personal Exemptions Single -1,500, Married - 3,000, Dependents - 300
Alabama State Sales Tax Rate on Food 4%, on Prescription Drugs 0%,on Non-prescription Drugs 4%
Alabama State Total Tax on Gasoline 18%, on Diesel Fuel 19%
Alabama State Excise Tax Rates On Cigarettes Tax Rate 42.5(¢ per pack)
Alabama State Beer Excise Tax Rate $0.53($ per gallon)
Alabama State Wine Excise Tax Rate $1.70($ per gallon)

Alabama Universities

Auburn University Main Campus - 23,547 students
Samford University - 4,478 students
The University of Alabama - 23,838 students
Spring Hill College - 1,446 students
University of Alabama at Birmingham - 16,561 students
University of Alabama in Huntsville - 7,091 students
Birmingham Southern College - 1,256 students
Talladega College - 425 students
University of South Alabama - 13,090 students
Virginia College-Technical - 176 students

Alabama Religions

Christian - 84%
Protestant - 63%
Baptist - 37%
Methodist - 9%
Presbyterian - 3%
Episcopalian - 2%
Church of God - 2%
Church of Christ - 2%
Pentecostal - 2%
Lutheran - 2%
Non-denominational - 1%
Congregational - 1%
Seventh-day Adventist - 1%
Protestant - no denomination supplied - 1%
Catholic - 13%
Jehovah's Witnesses - 1%
LDS - 1%
Christian - no denomination supplied - 6%
Jewish - 1%
Other religions - 3%
No religion - 6%
Refused - 6%

Alabama Counties

Autauga County, Alabama - Population 49,730
Baldwin County, Alabama - Population 169,162
Barbour County, Alabama - Population 028,171
Bibb County, Alabama - Population 021,482
Blount County, Alabama - Population 056,436
Bullock County, Alabama - Population 010,906
Butler County, Alabama - Population 020,520
Calhoun County, Alabama - Population 112,903
Chambers County, Alabama - Population 035,176
Cherokee County, Alabama - Population 024,863
Chilton County, Alabama - Population 041,953
Choctaw County, Alabama - Population 014,656
Clarke County, Alabama - Population 027,248
Clay County, Alabama - Population 013,829
Cleburne County, Alabama - Population 014,700
Coffee County, Alabama - Population 046,027
Colbert County, Alabama - Population 054,766
Conecuh County, Alabama - Population 013,403
Coosa County, Alabama - Population 011,044
Covington County, Alabama - Population 037,234
Crenshaw County, Alabama - Population 013,719
Cullman County, Alabama - Population 080,187
Dale County, Alabama - Population 048,392
Dallas County, Alabama - Population 043,945
DeKalb County, Alabama - Population 069,014
Elmore County, Alabama - Population 075,688
Escambia County, Alabama - Population 037,849
Etowah County, Alabama - Population 103,362
Fayette County, Alabama - Population 018,005
Franklin County, Alabama - Population 030,847
Geneva County, Alabama - Population 025,868
Greene County, Alabama - Population 009,374
Hale County, Alabama - Population 018,236
Henry County, Alabama - Population 016,706
Houston County, Alabama - Population 095,660
Jackson County, Alabama - Population 053,745
Jefferson County, Alabama - Population 656,700
Lamar County, Alabama - Population 014,548
Lauderdale County, Alabama - Population 087,891
Lawrence County, Alabama - Population 034,312
Lee County, Alabama - Population 125,781
Limestone County, Alabama - Population 072,446
Lowndes County, Alabama - Population 012,759
Macon County, Alabama - Population 022,594
Madison County, Alabama - Population 304,307
Marengo County, Alabama - Population 021,842
Marion County, Alabama - Population 030,165
Marshall County, Alabama - Population 087,185
Mobile County, Alabama - Population 404,157
Monroe County, Alabama - Population 023,342
Montgomery County, Alabama - Population 223,571
Morgan County, Alabama - Population 115,237
Perry County, Alabama - Population 011,186
Pickens County, Alabama - Population 020,133
Pike County, Alabama - Population 029,620
Randolph County, Alabama - Population 022,673
Russell County, Alabama - Population 050,085
Shelby County, Alabama - Population 178,182
St. Clair County, Alabama - Population 075,232
Sumter County, Alabama - Population 013,606
Talladega County, Alabama - Population 080,271
Tallapoosa County, Alabama - Population 041,010
Tuscaloosa County, Alabama - Population 171,159
Walker County, Alabama - Population 070,034
Washington County, Alabama - Population 017,651
Wilcox County, Alabama - Population 012,911
Winston County, Alabama - Population 024,634

Alabama Government

The Alabama House of Representatives now consists of 105 members. According to the constitution of the Alabama this number should be equal to the number of districts in the state. Members are elected once for every four years. The Alabama House of Representatives like U.S. House of Representatives has the power to introduce revenue bills. The Alabama Senate is consists of 35 Senators. The Alabama Senate must be one-third the size of the House of Representatives. Each senator represents a district of approximately 125,000 people of Alabama. Senators must be at least 25 years of age and must be citizens and residents of the State of Alabama for at least 3 years and must be citizens and residents of the State of Alabama for at least 3 years, and residents of their district at least one year, prior to election to participate in the election. The Senate Seal is comprised of an open book and torch which also has the Latin phrase Libertas Per Lege, means "Liberty Through Law" in English. The Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, is ex officio President of the Senate, and is also considered as an officer of the Executive Branch. The Lieutenant Governor is elected on a four-year term basis by statewide vote and must be at least 30 years of age, when elected, and must have been a citizen of the United States for 10 years, and a resident citizen of the State of Alabama for 7 years, prior to election. The Lieutenant Governor can vote, on any matter before the Senate, only to break a tie vote.


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Alabama Parks

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park - Daviston, AL: Free! There are no entrance or user fees at Horseshoe Bend National Military Park. A donation box is available in the main Visitor Center. A Special Use Permit may be required for certain activities, typically those involving large numbers of people.

Little River Canyon National Preserve - Fort Payne, AL: Special uses such as weddings and baptisms, commercial photography and filiming require a permit. For Canyon Mouth Picnic Area, there is a $3 user fee per vehicle. This is the only area that requires a fee within the Preserve. Seasonal passes can be purchased for $10. There are no fees to tour the Scenic Drive, Little River Falls or the Backcountry Area.

Natchez Trace Parkway - the states of, AL,MS,TN: There are no fees or reservations at the Natchez Trace Parkway. Though there are no fees at the Natchez Trace Parkway, you may be interested in the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass if you are visiting other federal land areas, including national parks.passes.

Russell Cave National Monument - Bridgeport, AL: Russell Cave National Monument has no fees or admission charges. Reservations for groups of twenty or more people at least two weeks in advance.

Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail - Montgomery, Lowndes & Dallas Counties, AL: Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail, Lowndes County Interpretive Center does not charge an entrance fee.

Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail - AL,AR,GA,IL,KY,MO,NC,OK,TN: There are no user or entry fees for the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. Nominal fees may be charged at some trail-related federal, state, or locally owned historic sites and interpretive facilities

Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site - Tuskegee Institute, AL: There is no admission fee for Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site

Alabama Economy

The Alabama's economy is depended on the agriculture, aerospace, health care, banking, industries, education, mineral origin, automobile manufacturing, steel production and fabrication. Alabama's agricultural products are broilers, chicken eggs, cattle and calves. Alabama's agriculture crops are Greenhouse, nursery, sod products and cotton, corn for grain, peanuts and soybeans. Alabama growing fruits are apples, strawberries, blueberries nectarines, plums, peaches and grapes. Vegetable crops in the Alabama are sweet corn, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes and watermelons. Alabama's economy mainly depended on cotton from the mid-19th century to the 1870s after huge scale industrialization started. Agriculture is main economy in Alabama, in 1992. Manufacturing items in Alabama are cotton cloths, chemical products, and chemical fibers for textiles, fertilizers, insecticides, paper products approximating cardboard, paper bags and paper tissue. Alabama other manufacturing products are aircraft engines, automobiles and trucks, and military and space equipment and food products. Alabama State mining products are coal, natural gas, petroleum, crushed stone and limestone. Alabama maintains a fishing trade found on the saltwater catch afford by the Gulf of Mexico. Alabama service industries are state's gross product contributes state's urban areas the rank is first service, business, and personal service, wholesale and retail trades are top most services, the third rank for Government services, fourth-ranking services are finance, insurance and real estate. The Alabama economy is also based on tourism and transportation.