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Alabama

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  • Capital City: Montgomery (pop.) (city 201,998)
    (metro 469,268) (2008 est.)
  • Alabama Population: 4,822,023 (2012 est.) (23rd)
  • Alabama Population: (per square mile)
  • U.S. State Populations: (all states)
  • Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)

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  • Alabama Quarter: The second quarter released in 2003 honored Alabama, and is the 22nd in the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.

    Alabama was admitted into the Union on December 14, 1819 becoming our Nation's 22nd State. Nicknamed the "Yellowhammer State," Alabama's quarter features an image of Helen Keller with her name in English and in a reduced-size version of braille. The Alabama coin is the first U.S. circulating coin to feature braille.

    Gracing the sides of the design are an Alabama long leaf pine branch and magnolias. It bears the inscription "Spirit of Courage" on a banner underlining the center image. Additional details

  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English, others
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Hoover
  • Name: The name, Alabama, is reportedly derived from the Choctaw Indian word Alibamu, meaning "I clear the thicket."
  • Statehood: December 14, 1819 (22nd state)
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