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Many symbols of Alabama can be found in our Alabama coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the Alabama Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Alabama OutlineState Name: Alabama
State Nickname: The Heart of Dixie
also known as The Yellowhammer State
State Capital: Montgomery
State Governor: Robert Bentley
State Abbreviation: Ala.
2 letter Postal Code: AL
Area: 51,609 square miles
Date Entered the Union: December 14, 1819
State #: 22
Borders: Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Chattahoochee River
Alabama flagFlag Meaning: The current Alabama flag was first adopted in 1895. It features a red cross (cross of St. Andrew) on a white field. It represents the Southern Cross, or Battle Flag of the Confederate States during America's Civil War. There is gold fringe on 3 sides of the flag.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 7
State Motto: We dare defend our rights
State Flower: Camellia
State Bird: Yellowhammer
State Song: "Alabama"
State Tree: Southern Pine
State Mammal: Black Bear
State Reptile: Alabama Red-bellied Turtle
State Fish: Fighting Tarpon, Largemouth Bass
State Amphibian: Red Hills Salamander
State Butterfly: Monarch Butterfly
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Dothan, Decatur, Auburn, Gadsden
Famous Residents:
- Hank Aaron, baseball player
- Ralph Abernathy civil rights activist
- George Washington Carver educator, agricultural chemist
- Nat “King” Cole entertainer
- Lionel Hampton jazz musician
- Courtney Cox-Arquette actress
- Helen Keller author and educator
- Coretta Scott King civil rights leader
- Willie Mays baseball player
- Jim Nabors actor
- Rosa Parks civil rights activist
- George Wallace governor
- Hank Williams singer and songwriter
Attractions: Prehistoric mounds, over 2000 mansions, Fort Morgan on Mobile Bay, Mardi Gras, 35 mile Azalea Trail, Arlington Shrine, Ave Maria Grotto, Bellingrath Gardens, Boll Weevil Monument, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Montgomery (First Capitol of the Confederate States), Ginkgo Tree at Selma, Ivy Green (childhood home of Helen Keller), Saltpeter Cave
Agriculture: chicken, cotton, nuts, peanuts, pecans
Industries: Steel, cotton, lumber and paper
Natural Resources: aluminum, coal, iron, steel, lumber

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