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Many symbols of Georgia can be found in our Georgia 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 Georgia 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!

Georgia OutlineState Name: Georgia
State Nickname: The Peach State
also known as The Empire State of the South
State Capital: Atlanta
State Governor: Nathan Deal
State Abbreviation: Ga.
2 letter Postal Code: GA
Area: 58,876 square miles
Date Entered the Union: Jan. 2, 1788
State #: 4
Borders: Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama
Georgia flagFlag Meaning: There are 3 stripes (2 red and 1 white) and the coat of arms on a blue field in the upper left corner. There are 13 stars surrounding the state seal that represent Georgia as one of the original colonies. The arch columns of the seal represent the state government branches: legislative, judicial and executive and bear Georgia's motto. A soldier appears with a sword drawn representing defense of the Constitution. The words "In God We Trust" appear under the arch and columns. This new design of the flag was adopted on May 8, 2003.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 13
State Motto: Wisdom, justice, and moderation
State Flower: Cherokee Rose
State Bird: Brown Thrasher
State Song: "Georgia on My Mind"
State Tree: Live Oak
State Mammal: Right Whale
State Reptile: Gopher Tortoise
State Fish: Largemouth Bass
State Amphibian: Green Treefrog
State Butterfly: Tiger Swallowtail
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Atlanta, Augusta-Richmond County, Columbus, Savannah, Athens-Clarke County, Macon, Roswell, Albany, Marietta, Warner Robins
Famous Residents:
- James Bowie, soldier
- James Brown, singer
- James E. Carter, president
- Ray Charles, singer
- Oliver Hardy, comedian
- Harry James, musician
- Martin Luther King, Jr, civil rights activist
- Gladys Knight, singer
- Margaret Mitchell, writer
- Otis Redding, singer
- Burt Reynolds, actor
- Jackie Robinson, baseball player
- Joanne Woodward, actress
Attractions: Stone Mountain, Okefenokee Swamp, Chickamauga Battlefield, Little White House, Etowah Mounds, Ida Cason Gardens, Midway Church, Wren's Nest,
Agriculture: chicken, cotton, muskmelon, nuts, peaches, peanuts, pecans, tobacco, watermelon, shrimp, crabs, oysters
Industries: tourism, lumber, textile, fishing, shipping, transportation, communication
Natural Resources: lumber, clay, clay products, granite, marble, talc

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