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Georgia (U.S. state)

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State of Georgia
Flag of Georgia State seal of Georgia
Flag of Georgia Seal of Georgia
Nickname(s): Peach State, Empire State of the South
Motto(s): Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation
Map of the United States with Georgia highlighted
Official language English
Capital Atlanta
Largest city Atlanta
Area Ranked 24th
 - Total 59,411 sq mi
(154,077 km2)
 - Width 230 miles (370 km)
 - Length 298 miles (480 km)
 - % water 2.6
 - Latitude 30°31'N to 35°N
 - Longitude 81°W to 85°53'W
Number of people Ranked 9th
 - Total 9,687,653[1]
 - Density 168.4/sq mi  (62.8/km2)
Ranked 20th
 - Average income $43,217 (28th)
Height above sea level
 - Highest point Brasstown Bald[2]
4,784 ft (1,458 m)
 - Average 591 ft  (180 m)
 - Lowest point Atlantic Ocean[2]
sea level
Became part of the U.S. January 2, 1788 (4th)
Governor Nathan Deal (R)
U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss (R)
Johnny Isakson (R)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Abbreviations GA, US-GA
This article is about the American state called Georgia. See Georgia (country) for the article about the country.

Georgia is a state in the southeastern part of the United States. It is bordered by Florida to the south, Alabama to the west, Tennessee and North Carolina to the north, and South Carolina to the east. All of Georgia's coastline is on the Atlantic Ocean. The ocean borders Georgia to the southeast.

Georgia became a state in 1788. Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies of Britain that rebelled in 1776. This state was established in 1732 and was the last of the original 13 colonies. This was named after George II of Great Britain. (See American Revolution)

The 5 Regions of Georgia

There are 5 regional habitats of Georgia. They are the Georgia mountains, Okeefenokee marsh/swamp area, the Georgia coastal region, the Georgia Piedmont, and Atlantic Coastal region .

Cities in Georgia

The capital and largest city in Georgia is Atlanta. The 1996 Olympic Games took place there, and the book and movie Gone with the Wind was set in and around Atlanta in the 1860s. Other big cities in the state include Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, and Macon. Georgia has a total of 159 counties.

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