Monday, May 28, 2018

May - Week 22 - Alabama - the Heart of Dixie

22 Alabama
Date admitted to the US – December 14, 1819
Postal abbreviation – AL
Capital – Montgomery
Area – 52,419.02 [30th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 4,779,736 [23rd largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 94.4 [27th largest in the US]
Area codes – 205, 251, 256, 334
Zip codes – 35004 - 36925
Number of counties – 67
State nickname –  Heart of Dixie, "Yellowhammer State"
State motto – "Audemus jura nostra defendere" - We Dare Defend Our Rights

State Flag of Alabama
Fun facts
-Alabama workers built the first rocket to put humans on the moon.
-Huntsville is known as the rocket capital of the World.
-Montgomery is the capital and the birthplace of the Confederate States of America.
-The word Alabama means tribal town in the Creek Indian language.
-The Birmingham Airport opened in 1931, at which time a flight from Birmingham to Los Angeles took 19 hours.

Law Schools
-University of Alabama School of Law 
-Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law 
-Samford University, Cumberland School of Law

Military facts
Military schools
Military bases

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