Some Interesting Facts about Alabama
Area: 29th largest state, 51,705 sq.mi (133,915 sq.km.).
Population: 4,840,587; ranks 22nd - (2022).
Major Cities: Birmingham, 265,968; Mobile, 196,278; Montgomery, 187,106.
Manufacturing: Paper products, chemicals, metals, textiles clothing, machinery, rubber and plastics, food products, transportation equipments, electronics, metal products, lumbar and wood products.
Mining and Quarrying: Coal, oil and gas, stone.
Agriculture: Broilers, cattle, green house and nursery products, peanuts, eggs, cotton, soybeans.
Other Activities: Fishing.
Statehood: the 22nd State.
In Alabama most rivers run toward Mobile Bay. That's because the land was tipped catty-corner when the Appalachian Mountains thrust up, sloping much of the area toward the bay. Today the Canada and Tallapoosa Rivers outline southern ramparts of the Appalachian chain.