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Georgia (U.S. state)
|State of Georgia|
|Nickname(s): Peach State, Empire State of the South|
|Motto(s): Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation|
59,411 sq mi |
|- 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|
168.4/sq mi (62.8/km2)|
|- Average income||$43,217 (28th)|
|Height above sea level|
|- Highest point||
4,784 ft (1,458 m)
|- Average||591 ft (180 m)|
|- Lowest point||
|Became part of the U.S.||January 2, 1788 (4th)|
|Governor||Nathan Deal (R)|
Saxby Chambliss (R)|
Johnny Isakson (R)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
- 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
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.
- "Resident Population Data". 2010.census.gov. http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/apportionment-dens-text.php. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
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