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Did you know that the state of Alabama is situated in the south-eastern region of the US? It borders with Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico. Did you know that it is the 22nd state of the U.S. constitution?

Fun Fact 1: The land area is ranked 30th in size of all the U.S. states

Fun Fact 2: Alabama has one of the longest inland waterways routes in the U.S.

Fun Fact 3: The capital is Montgomery. Montgomery is situated on the Alabama River, South East to the centre of the state

Fun Fact 4: The flag of Alabama is a red diagonal cross on a white background, it has been used since 1895, the cross symbolises Saint Andrew

Fun Fact 5: Heat Fact: During the summer the temperature can reach over 90F (32 C), this makes it one of the hottest states in the United States

Fun Fact 6: Alabama is the only state to have a woodpecker as a state bird. The state flower is the camellia and the state tree is the Longleaf Pine

Fun Fact 7: Alabama is made up of 22 million acres (89,000 km2) of forest which accounts for 67% of its land mass

Fun Fact 8: There are 67 different counties that make up the state, the largest is Baldwin (1,590 sq mi, 4,118 km2) and the smallest is Etowah (535 sq mi or 1,386 km2)

Fun Fact 9: The state song is called simply "Alabama". It has been the state song since 1931

Fun Fact 10: This state is also known as the "Heart of Dixie. This phase was developed in the 1940s - 1950s it describes Alabama being centrally located within a definite southern geographic region

Fun Fact 11: Due to its location Alabama is also know as "The Cotton State", cotton production is a important part of Alabama's history and heritage

Fun Fact 12: The name Alabama originated from the description "tribal town"

Fun Fact 13: The Mascot is the Yellow Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fun Fact 14: Alabama has the one of the biggest variety of freshwater mussels, freshwater turtles, freshwater snails, and crayfish that can be found in the U.S.

Fun Fact 15: 43% of all snails in the United States are found in Alabama

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