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Birmingham

Birmingham

Birmingham is the largest city of Alabama that has a great deal to offer to its visitors. This visitor-friendly city has many f...

Huntsville

Huntsville

Huntsville Alabama is primarily recognized for becoming the national center for Aerospace research in the 1950's when German sc...

Mobile

Mobile

Mobile Alabama is a lively and lovely city on the Gulf of Mexico. The city has been a major seaport and shipbuilding center for...

Montgomery

Montgomery

Montgomery is the capital city of the US state of Alabama & it is here that Jefferson Davis took the oath & went on to ...

Facts

When to visit:
The peak seasons for visiting Alabama are spring and summer. Spring in Alabama is beach weather, and the beaches fill up fast. Summer is slightly less crowded thanks to the famous deep-southern heat, but remains a busy time of year never the less, and prices stay on the high-side for the most popular vacations spots.

Though there are many year-round attractions in Alabama, winter and autumn are not popular seasons. Winters in Alabama are warmish and see little in the way of snowfall, so winter sports are next to nonexistent and the scenery is lacking. The state is not noted for its fall foliage either. Still, mild weather makes off-season trips more comfortable for outdoor adventures than some other destinations.

Alabama facts:

State Abbreviation: AL

State Capital: Montgomery, Alabama

Largest City: Birmingham, Alabama

State Nickname: The Yellowhammer State

State Motto: We Dare Defend Our Rights

State Song: Alabama

Population: 4,530,182 (as of 2004)

Area: 52,423 square miles (30th largest state in the USA)

Major Industries: agriculture hydroelectric power, mining, steel-making

Major Alabama Rivers: Tombigbee River, Alabama River, Tennessee River, Chattahoochee River

Major Alabama Lakes: Guntersville Lake, Wilson Lake, West Point Lake, Lewis Smith Lake

Highest Point: Cheaha Mountain - 2407 feet, (734 m) above sea level

Bordering States: Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee

Bordering Body of Water: Gulf of Mexico