Georgia (U.S. state)
|Georgia state symbols|
The Flag of Georgia
The Seal of Georgia
|Amphibian||American green tree frog|
|Bird||Brown thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)|
|Reptile||Gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus)|
|Tree||Live oak (Quercus virginiana)|
|Other||Vegetable: Vidalia onion |
Marine mammal: Right whale
|State route marker|
Released in 1999
|Lists of United States state symbols|
Georgia is a state in the southeastern part of the United States. It is bordered by Florida to the south, Alabama to the west, Tennessee and North Carolina to the north, and South Carolina to the east. All of Georgia's coastline is on the Atlantic Ocean. The ocean borders Georgia to the southeast.
Georgia was established in 1732 and became a state in 1788. It was the last of the original 13 colonies and eventually joined in the growing rebellion against Britain. Georgia was named after George II of Great Britain.
The 5 Regions of Georgia[change | change source]
Cities in Georgia[change | change source]
The capital and largest city in Georgia is Atlanta. The 1996 Olympic Games took place there, and the book and movie Gone with the Wind was set in and around Atlanta in the 1860s. Other big cities in the state include Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, and Macon. Georgia has a total of 159 counties.
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- "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
- "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
- Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.