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Georgia

The 4th state in the USA, admitted on January 2, 1788.

Georgia was named for King George II of England. Bordering states are Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The state tree is the Live Oak, the state song is "Georgia on My Mind." Speaking of residents, Dr. Martin Luther King was one of the many famous people from Georgia, along with Jimmy Carter, Ray Charles, Jim Brown, Jackie Robinson, Spike Lee, Julia Roberts, Sugar Ray Robinson. Georgia holds the title as the leader in its production of barite, bauxite, kaolin, and marble; also of paper and board, food products like processed chicken, tufted textile products, apparel, chemicals, and transportation equipment. This state produces 74.4 percent of the U.S.'s turpentine and resins supply. Twice as many peanuts are produced by this state over the next state. Georgia's top agricultural products are peaches, eggs, corn, cotton, soybeans, and tobacco.

Some facts about Georgia:

State Abbreviation: GA
Population: 9,687,653
Area: 59,425 square miles
State Nickname: The Peach State
State Motto: Wisdom, justice, and moderation
State Capital: Atlanta
Largest City: Atlanta
Official Web Site: http://www.georgia.gov/

 

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