What is Alabama?

  • (noun): A state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War.
    Synonyms: Heart of Dixie, Camellia State, AL
    See also — Additional definitions below


Alabama (i/ˌæləˈbæmə/) is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th-most extensive and the 23rd-most populous of the 50 United States. At 1,300 miles (2,100 km), Alabama has one of the longest navigable inland waterways in the nation.

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List Of Counties In Alabama
... state of Alabama has 67 counties ... was organized primarily as the Mississippi Territory, and later the Alabama Territory ... Alabama was admitted to the Union as the 22nd state in 1819 ...
Gulf South Conference - Member Schools - Current Members
... Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Joined Football? Alabama Huntsville !University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, Alabama 1969 Public 7,100 Chargers 1993 No ...
Alabama - Transportation - Ports
... The Port of Mobile, Alabama's only saltwater port, is a busy seaport on the Gulf of Mexico with inland waterway access to the Midwest by way of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway ... Water ports of Alabama, listed from north to south Port name Location Connected to Port of Florence Florence/Muscle Shoals, on Pickwick Lake Tennessee River ...
Town - By Country - United States - Alabama
... In Alabama, the legal use of the terms "town" and "city" are based on population ... with a population of 2,000 or more is a city, while less than 2,000 is a town (Code of Alabama 1975, Section 11-40-6) ... Class 8 includes all towns, plus cities with populations of less than 6,000 (Code of Alabama 1975, Section 11-40-12) ...
Rosa, Alabama - Geography
... According to the U.S ... Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), of which, 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) of it is land and 0.26% is water ...

More definitions of "Alabama":

  • (noun): A member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in Alabama; a member of the Creek Confederacy.
  • (noun): A river in Alabama formed by the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers near Montgomery; flows southwestward to become a tributary of the Mobile River.
    Synonyms: Alabama River
  • (noun): The Muskhogean language of the Alabama people.

Famous quotes containing the word alabama:

    While over Alabama earth
    These words are gently spoken:
    Serve—and hate will die unborn.
    Love—and chains are broken.
    Langston Hughes (20th century)

    Oh! Susanna, do not cry for me;
    I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee.
    Stephen Collins Foster (1826–1864)