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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Atlanta // state code ISO: GA ; FIPS: US13
    surface: 150026 = 57823 sq.mi // rank in USA: 21 // location: South Atlantic
    climate: maritime tropical air masses dominate in summer, polar air masses in winter
    entered USA as 4th state ratifying the Constitution on: 1788-01-02
    administrative division: 159 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 8,816,453
    population density 2000: 59 per = 152 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 26,4%
    main ethnic groups: white 65%; black 29%; Asian 2%; other 4%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: peanuts, cotton, corn, tobacco, hay, soybeans
    livestock (million): cattle: 1,3 / pigs: 0,38 / poultry: 30, broilers 1200
    timber/lumber: pine, hardwood
    chief industries: services, manufacturing, retail trade
    chief industrial products: textiles, apparel, food & kindred products, pulp & paper products
    chief mining products: crushed stone, portland cement, sand & gravel
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Brasstown Bald 1458 m = 4784 ft
    other mountains: Rabun Bald 1431, Blood Mt. 1359, Big Bald Mt. 1244, Springer Mt. 1153
    lowest point in the state: sea level
    lakes: no natural lakes of importance // swamp: Okefenokee Swamp
    artificial lakes: Sidney Lanier, Clarks Hill, West Point, Walter F. George Res., L. Sinclair, L. Oconee
    rivers: Savannah, Ogeechee, Altamaha, Flint, Chattahoochee
    others: islands: St. Catherines Island, Jekyll Island, Sapelo Island, St. Simons Island // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Empire State of the South, Peach State
    motto: Wisdom, justice and moderation
    song: Georgia on my mind
    flower: Cherokee rose // bird: Brown thrasher // tree: Live oak
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.02.22 by Jan Lahmeyer
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