is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States of America. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama ranks 30th in total land area and ranks second in the size of its inland waterways. The state ranks 23rd in population with almost 4.6 million residents in 2006.
Alabama is unofficially nicknamed the Yellowhammer
State, after the state bird.
Also known as
: The Heart of Dixie, The Yellowhammer State, The Cotton Plantation State, The Cotton State
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: Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Florence, Tuscaloosa, Decatur, Auburn, Dothan