Facts About Georgia



Facts About Georgia


  • State Flag:

  • State Motto: "Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation"

  • State Capital: Atlanta

  • State Abbreviation: GA

  • State Name of Residents: Georgians

  • Date it Entered the Union: January 2, 1788; became the 4th state

  • State Size: 59,441 square miles, 24th biggest state in the United States

  • State Colors: Colonial Blue and Buff

  • State Song: Georgia on My Mind

  • State Nick Name: Empire State of the South, Peach State

  • State Tree: Live oak

  • State Flower: Cherokee rose (Rosa laevigata)

  • State Wildflower: Azalea

  • State Possum: Pogo Possum

  • State Marine Mammal: Right whale

  • State Reptile: Gopher tortoise

  • State Fish: Largemouth bass

  • State Seashell: Knobbed whelk

  • State Insect: Honey bee

  • State Bird: Brown thrasher

  • State Game Bird: Bobwhite

  • State Gem Stone: Quartz

  • State Mineral: Staurolite

  • State Fossil: Shark tooth

  • State Major Rivers: Chattahoochee River, Savannah River, Suwannee River

  • State Major Lakes: Lake Sidney Lanier, Clark Hill Lake, West Point Lake, Lake Hartwell

  • State Highest Point: Brasstown Bald - 4,784 feet (1,458 m) above sea level

  • State Bordering States: Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina

  • State Bordering Country: None

  • State Bordering Body of Water: Atlantic Ocean

  • State Name Origin: Georgia was named to honor King George II of England.

  • State Largest City: Atlanta

  • State Largest Cities:
    * Atlanta *Columbus * Savannah * Sandy Springs * Macon * Roswell * Albany * Marietta * Warner Robins * Smyrna *

  • State Number of Counties: 159

  • Counties of Georgia

  • Georgia County Map






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