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The State of Alabama: Facts and More

Updated on May 2, 2017

The State Of Alabama

The State of Alabama is surrounded by Florida, Georgia and Mississippi.
The State of Alabama is surrounded by Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. | Source
The Yellowhammer is the state bird of Alabama. It's a very beautiful bird indeed.
The Yellowhammer is the state bird of Alabama. It's a very beautiful bird indeed. | Source

Demographics of Alabama

Size: The State of Alabama is ranked 30th out of 50 states. Alabama covers a total of 52,419 total miles.

Population: Ranked 23rd out of 50 states. Alabama has an estimated 4,833, 733.

Religion: 80% Christian, 6% Catholic and 11% has no religion. The largest Christian denomination in Alabama is Baptist. We are considered to be in the heart of the Bible Belt.

Economy in Alabama

Healthcare: Alabama is home to UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham). It's the largest Government employer in Alabama employing over 18,000 people. UAB is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the state. Whenever there are bad accidents whether by car or what ever the situation, patients are air lifted to UAB as needed. UAB is also a learning center and a research center.

Biggest Employers: The state's five largest employers are: Redstone Arsenal (25,400), UAB Hospital and School (18,650), Maxwell Air Force Base (12,310), state jobs (9,600), and the Mobile County Public School District (8,150).

Agriculture: Alabama is known as the " Cotton State" but, that is odd because the state is ranked 8th in cotton production. On the other hand, Alabama is full of Agriculture. Alabama produces fish, cattle, livestock, eggs, poultry, cotton, grains, vegetables and fruits (Notably Chilton County Peaches), milk, and soy beans.

Rosa Parks (Tuskegee, Alabama)

Rosa Parks was a leader and an inspiration during the Civil Rights Movement in America. She stood up against racial oppression on the south.
Rosa Parks was a leader and an inspiration during the Civil Rights Movement in America. She stood up against racial oppression on the south. | Source

Places To Go in Bama

Gulf Shores (Beach)
Splash Adventure (Water Park)
Birmingham Zoo
Desoto Caverns
Rocky Branch State Park
Helen Keller Home
McWayne Science Center
Ava Maria Grotto
College Football
 
Dismal Canyons
 
Ten fun places to go in the state of Alabama.

Alabama's State Capital (Montgomery)

College Football in Alabama

The Auburn Tigers are a major part of College sports in Alabama where football is huge.
The Auburn Tigers are a major part of College sports in Alabama where football is huge. | Source
Coach Nick Saban leads the National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide onto the football field.
Coach Nick Saban leads the National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide onto the football field. | Source

Alabama Sports


Alabama has tons of sports teams and individual sports without a doubt but in this article five will be listed below.

College Football: Alabama has 15 National Championships and 24 SEC Championships. Auburn has won two National Championships and 13 SEC titles. Also, The UAB Blazers are own their way and they get lots of respect as well. Alabama goes nuts over college football and parties in the streets after wins by their respective teams. Anyone who knows football knows that Auburn vs. Alabama is the most sought after rivalry in our state. During football games the stores are a ghost town.

College Basketball: The Crimson Tide has reached The Sweet Sixteen 8 times and The Elite 8 once. The Auburn Tigers have appeared in the SEC Tournament eight times winning once. UAB may have a ways to go but, the fans turn out in large number to support the ever improving UAB Blazer basketball team.

Boxing: Boxing has always been in Alabama but most athletes born here leave here to hone their craft. Not anymore, Heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder has signed with Golden Boy Promotions and he won a bronze medal in the Olympics. Wilder is 30-0 with 30 knockouts as a professional boxer. Alabama has also produced Joe Louis, Evander Holyfield and Eric Esh (Butterbean).

Nascar Racing: The Talladega Superspeedway seats 143,000 spectators making it the sixth largest stadium in America and the 13th largest in the whole world. Alabama has produced several Nascar stars including: Bobby Allison and Neil Bonnet.

Minor League Baseball: Alabama has four minor league teams including The Birmingham Barons (Michael Jordan played with the Barons), Huntsville Stars, Mobile BayBears, and the Montgomery Biscuits.




Helen Keller Grounds in Alabama

This is where Helen Keller grew up with her teacher in a small house next door to her parents home. Their is also a museum and the well where Helen first started learning located at the a Helen Keller grounds.
This is where Helen Keller grew up with her teacher in a small house next door to her parents home. Their is also a museum and the well where Helen first started learning located at the a Helen Keller grounds. | Source

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Fun In The Alabama Sun

Gulf Shores, Alabama is a humongous beach and ocean that stretches to Florida.
Gulf Shores, Alabama is a humongous beach and ocean that stretches to Florida. | Source
The Splash Adventure water park is located in Bessemer, Alabama.
The Splash Adventure water park is located in Bessemer, Alabama. | Source

A Day at Desoto Caverns Park

Tourism in Alabama

Beaches: Alabama has many beaches, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are attached to the ocean and their are plenty of man made beaches attached to lakes and rivers at state parks throughout the state.

Sporting Events: Alabama hosts college football, baseball and basketball games every year not to mention boxing, and of course Talledega Superspeedway Nascar Racing.

Parks: The state has Two zoo's, lots of National and State parks, Several WaterParks and Amusement Parks and of course parks with lakes and picnic areas.

History: Alabama has several museums including The Birmingham Museum of Natural Art and The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame that share the rich history of this southern state. In 1819 Alabama was named officially and it became the 22nd state of the United States of America.

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Facts About Alabama

Famous People Born in Alabama: Joe Louis, Rosa Parks, Evander Holyfield, Hank Aaron, Tyrell Owens, Paul Bear Bryant, Charles Barkley, Courtney Cox, Hellen Keller, Bo Jackson and Carl Lewis just to name a few.

Random Facts: The world's first electric trolley system was released in 1886 in Montgomery, Alabama, Alabama's official nut is the Pecan, Nat King Cole was born in Bama, and Alabama instituted the sales tax in 1937.

Also: Alabama is home to the Alabama red- bellied turtle, Birmingham is the largest city and has over 213,000 residents. Their is 67 counties in the state and 21 state forests to go with the 22 state parks that occupy this state. Alabama's highest point is Cheaha Mountain which is 2,407 feet.

* If you know of any facts about Alabama please share them with me in the comments capsule located at the bottom of this hub.

Interesting Facts About Alabama

© 2014 Buster Johnson

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