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Capital City:

Atlanta

Statehood:

January 2, 1788 (4th)

Population:

7,801,000

Nickname:

Peach State / Goober state/ Empire of the South

Motto:

Wisdom, justice, and moderation

Origin of State Name:

Named for King George II of England.

Counties:

159

Largest Cities:

Atlanta, Columbus, Savannah, Macon, Albany

Border States:

Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Land Area:

58,060 sq. mi.; 21st largest

Highest Point:

Brasstown Bald, 4,784 ft

Lowest Point:

Sea Level, Atlantic Ocean

State Bird:

Brown Thrasher

State Flower:

Cherokee Rose (rosa laevigata)

State Tree:

Live oak (quercus virginiana)

State Song:

Georgia on My Mind

State Web Site:

www.state.ga.us


For more websites on Georgia check out Georgia Links.

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