Alabama, commonly called the Yellowhammer state, became the 22nd state on Dec 14 1819. The name Yellowhammer is a reference to the large number of Yellowhammer birds in the state; the Yellowhammer is also the state bird.
Origin of state’s name: 'Alabama' means tribal town in the Creek Indian language.
Capital City: The state capital is Montgomery and the state is bordered by four other states, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. The state has approximately 610 miles of shore line
Population: The state has a population in excess of 4.6 million based on the census in 2005.
Driver’s information, applications, testing requirements, driver’s manuals and testing locations can all be found on the Alabama Department of Public Safety website.
Economy: The states economy is driven by agriculture and Industry. Agriculture includes peanuts, tree nuts, cattle, milk, soybeans, vegetables, milk, poultry and eggs. Industry includes mining, lumber and wood products including paper, rubber and plastic products and transport equipment.
State Bird: The Yellowhammer or Golden Winged Woodpecker is the state bird which can be found throughout the United States and is characterized by its jovial voice in the spring time.
State Insect: Monarch Butterfly (Danaus pleipuss)
State Flower: The state flower, named in 1959, is the Camellia -- it's known for its natural beauty.
State Song: "Alabama" is the state song which is well known throughout the world and sings the praises of this great state.
People: People form Alabama are known as Alabamians