America, The Land of Stars and Stripes
Welcome to Alabama!
Nicknames: Heart of Dixie, Camellia state and Yellowhammer state
State motto: We dare defend our rights
State flower: camellia
State tree: Southern pine
State bird: Yellowhammer
State fish: tarpon (saltwater) and large mouth bass (freshwater)
State song: "Alabama"
Statehood: December 14, 1819, the 22nd state
Area: 51,705 square miles: the 29th largest in area
Neighbors: Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Florida
Major crops: Peanuts, cotton, soybeans
Did you know: The official horse of Alabama is the rocking horse.