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Did you know that the state of Georgia is situated in the south-eastern area of America? Did you know that Georgia is the 4th state of the U.S. constitution? Did you know that Georgia was admitted to the Union on January 2, 1788?

Fun Fact 1: The name Georgia originated from the terms of an agreement granted by King George II of England in 1733. The terms of the agreement specified that the colony was named after the king

Fun Fact 2: The present flag of Georgia was adopted on May 8, 2003. It can be described as; horizontally split into three wide stripes of equal thickness, two red with a white in the middle. On the upper left corner  on a square of blue containing a circle of 13 white stars, which represent Georgia as one of the original Thirteen Colonies, within the circle the state coat of arms is depicted; the arch represents the state's Constitution and the pillars signify the three branches of government, the words of the state motto, "Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation," are displayed on the pillars, protected by a revolutionary soldier. The words "In God We Trust" relate to the official motto of the United States

Fun Fact 3: The Capital city of Georgia is Atlanta. Atlanta is also the largest city in the state with a population of approximately 541,000

Fun Fact 4: The land area of the State covers 59,441 square miles or 153,951 square kilometers

Fun Fact 5: There are five states that border Georgia they are; North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee

Fun Fact 6: History Fact about Georgia - The state was founded  by British philanthropist James Oglethorpe on February 12, 1733

Fun Fact 7: The state Georgia is the largest producer of peanuts in the U.S. It supplies over 40% of the market

Fun Fact 8: The official State Song is  "Georgia on My Mind" it was written by Stuart Gorrell and the music composed by Hoagy Carmichael

Fun Fact 9: After the Atlanta, the largest cities are Augusta and Columbus

Fun Fact 10: The State Motto is - Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation

Fun Fact 11: There are 159 Counties in Georgia

Fun Fact 12: The abbreviation letters for the state of Georgia are - GA

Fun Fact 13: Georgia has various nicknames; the Peach State, the Empire State of the South and Cracker state

Fun Fact 14: The popular drink Coca-Cola was invented in Atlanta, Georgia! Originally devised as a medicinal drink it was first marketed and sold in a pharmacy on May 8, 1886

Fun Fact 15: Five of the seven species of sea turtle can be found on the coastline of Georgia! All species of sea turtle are listed as endangered species or at risk, biologists and volunteers in the state of Georgia continuously monitor and research the turtles to promote and aide the conservation of these beautiful creatures

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