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State Facts

Full Name

State of Georgia

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

January 2, 1788 (4th)

Population 2000 (Rank)

8,186,453 (10th)

Land Area (Rank)

57,906 square miles; 149,976 square kilometers (21st)

Capital

Atlanta

Postal Abbreviation

GA

State Nicknames

  • Peach State,
  • Empire State of the South

Motto

Wisdom, justice, and moderation

Song

“Georgia on My Mind” (music by Hoagy Carmichael, words by Stuart Gorrell)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Cherokee rose
  • Tree: Live oak
  • Bird: Brown thrasher
  • Gem: Quartz

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Poultry and eggs,
    • peanuts,
    • cattle,
    • hogs,
    • dairy products,
    • vegetables
  • Industry:
    • Textiles and apparel,
    • transportation equipment,
    • food processing,
    • paper products,
    • chemical products,
    • electric equipment,
    • tourism