ALABAMA

ALABAMA

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Forward Van Lines has been moving Alabamians for quite some time. We specialize in providing outstanding moving services in Montgomery and Birmingham. We provide you with a statewide coverage from Huntsville in the north to Mobile on the Gulf of Mexico.Following World War II, Alabama experienced growth as the economy of the state transitioned from one primarily based on agriculture to one with diversified interests. The state economy in the 21st century is based on management, automotive, finance, manufacturing, aerospace, mineral extraction, healthcare, education, retail, and technology.

State Webpage: www.alabama.gov

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Official language: English

Spoken languages: English (96.17% of the population)

Spanish (2.12% of the population)

Alabama residents are called: Alabamians

Capital: Montgomery

Largest city: Birmingham 212,237 of resident (census 2010)

Area: Ranked 30th in the US

  • Total: 52,419 square miles (135,765 km²)
  • Width: 190 miles (305 km)
  • Length: 330 miles (531 km)
  • % Water: 3.20
  • Latitude 30°11N to 35°N
  • Longitude 84°53’W to 88° 28’W
Population: Ranked 23rd in the US

  • Total: 4,802,740 (census 2011)
  • Density: 94.6 per square miles (36.5/km²) Ranked 27th in the US
Elevation:

  • Highest point: Mount Cheaha with 2413 ft (735.5 m)
  • Mean: 500 ft (150m)
  • Lowest point: Gulf of Mexico (sea level)
Before statehood: Alabama Territory

Admission to Union: December 14, 1819 (22nd)

Go Time zones:

  • Most of state: Central UTC -6/-5
Abbreviation: AL Ala. US-AL

 


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