Alabama, US

Alabama: One of the 50 states that make up the United States of America is Alabama. Its capital is Montgomery, and Birmingham is its most populous city. It is located in the country's South Region, Southeast Central Division. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, with the Chattahoochee River forming the southern half of this boundary, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. On 14 December 1819, as state number 22, he was admitted to the Union.


Alabama is a southeastern U.S. state that’s home to significant landmarks from the American Civil Rights Movement. The city of Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church, now a museum, was a protest headquarters in the 1960s. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s church and the Rosa Parks Museum, dedicated to the activist, can be found in the capital of Montgomery.

It's not just history that makes Alabama unique: The state has been named one of America's top destinations for its natural beauty. You can find waterfalls and caves in the north, beaches in the south and mountains in between.

And you don't have to go far to enjoy some fine dining: Birmingham has several award-winning restaurants featuring southern favorites like barbecue and fried chicken.

Quick Facts about Alabama

Population : 4,921,532
Country : United States of America
Head of government : Governor of Alabama
Water as percent of area : 3.39%
Land as percent of area : 96.61%
Continent : North America
Northernmost point : Point(-88.1929 35.0079)
Legislative body : Alabama Legislature
Named for : Alabama people
Official language : English
Altitude : 499 feet / 152 meters
Capital : Cahaba, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa
Establishment : December 12, 1819 (203 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago, Central Time Zone, UTC−06:00
Local time : 14:12:39 (9th June 2023)
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Alabama Capitol Building
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Alabama is located at 32°45'1"N 86°45'1"W (32.7504100, -86.7502600). It has 4 neighbors: Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.

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The largest city of Alabama is Birmingham with a population of 206,950. Other cities include, Huntsville population 202,964, Montgomery population 196,268, Mobile population 187,746 and Tuscaloosa population 102,819. See all Alabama cities & populated places.

Largest Cities in Alabama (more)

Cities, Towns, Villages, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Alabama.

City Name Title County Population
Birmingham City in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States Jefferson 206,950
Huntsville County seat of Madison County, Alabama, United States Madison 202,964
Montgomery City in and county seat of Montgomery County, Alabama, United States and Alabama federated state capital Montgomery 196,268
Mobile County seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States Mobile 187,746
Tuscaloosa County seat of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States Tuscaloosa 102,819
Hoover City in Alabama Jefferson 85,959
Dothan County seat of Houston County, Alabama, United States Houston 69,414
Auburn City in Lee County, Alabama, USA Lee 68,343
City of Auburn City in Lee County, Alabama, USA Lee 60,258
Decatur City in Morgan and Limestone counties, Alabama, United States Morgan 54,381
Madison City in Madison County, Florida, United States Madison 52,654
Florence County seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States Lauderdale 41,166
Prattville City in Alabama, United States of America Autauga 36,500
Phenix City City in Alabama Russell 36,487
East Florence City in Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States of America Lauderdale 35,733
Gadsden City in and the county seat of Etowah County in the U. Etowah 34,816

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Alabama has 4 neighbours.

  • Florida state in the southeastern United States
  • Georgia state in the southeastern United States
  • Mississippi state of the United States of America
  • Tennessee state of the United States of America

  • Jackson County
  • Dale County
  • Cherokee County
  • Chambers County
  • Coffee County
  • Talladega County
  • Marengo County
  • Monroe County
  • Etowah County
  • Escambia County
  • Sumter County
  • Dallas County
  • Macon County
  • Conecuh County
  • Cleburne County
  • Lowndes County
  • Randolph County
  • Franklin County
  • Hale County
  • Colbert County
  • Tuscaloosa County
  • Russell County
  • Greene County
  • Geneva County
  • Mobile County
  • St. Clair County
  • Pike County
  • Henry County
  • Crenshaw County
  • Coosa County
  • Clarke County
  • Marion County
  • Chilton County
  • Madison County
  • Covington County
  • Wilcox County
  • Clay County
  • Lee County
  • Blount County
  • Shelby County
  • Choctaw County
  • Walker County
  • Winston County
  • Baldwin County
  • Pickens County
  • Limestone County
  • Washington County
  • Cullman County
  • Jefferson County
  • Lauderdale County
  • Lawrence County
  • Butler County
  • Morgan County
  • Lamar County
  • Bibb County
  • Fayette County
  • Autauga County
  • Montgomery County
  • Barbour County
  • Calhoun County
  • Tallapoosa County
  • Houston County
  • Elmore County
  • Bullock County
  • DeKalb County
  • Marshall County
  • Perry County


Year Population % Change Method
1880 1,262,794 -
1910 2,138,093 40.94% census
1920 2,348,174 8.95% census
1930 2,646,248 11.26% census
1940 2,832,961 6.59% census
1950 3,061,743 7.47% census
1960 3,266,740 6.28% census
1970 3,444,165 5.15% census
1980 3,893,888 11.55% census
1990 4,040,587 3.63% census
2000 4,447,100 9.14% census
2010 4,779,736 6.96% census
2011 4,799,069 0.4% estimation process
2012 4,815,588 0.34% estimation process
2013 4,830,081 0.3% estimation process
2014 4,841,799 0.24% estimation process
2015 4,852,347 0.22% estimation process
2016 4,863,525 0.23% estimation process
2017 4,874,486 0.22% estimation process
2018 4,887,681 0.27% estimation process
2019 4,903,185 0.32% estimation process
2020 4,921,532 0.37% estimation process

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People born in Alabama (193)

People born in Alabama, including politician W. F. Turner, diplomat Ronald D. Johnson, photographer Michael Nichols, .


  • Hassani Gravett (American basketball player) he was born in 16/07/1996
  • Mark Spencer (computer engineer) he was born in 08/04/1977
  • Colonel Sanders (American entrepreneur and businessman) he was born in 09/09/1890
  • Jimmy Swan (American singer) he was born in 18/11/1912
  • Ma Rainey (African-American blues singer) she was born in 26/04/1886
  • William McIntosh (Muscogee chief) he was born in 01/01/1775
  • Opothleyahola (Muscogee Creek chief) he was born in 01/01/1798
  • Linda Howard (American writer) she was born in 03/08/1950
  • Avery Ardovino (American ski jumper) she was born in 13/02/1992
  • Holland Smith (United States Marine Corps general) he was born in 20/04/1882
  • Thomas Hinman Moorer (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) he was born in 09/02/1912
  • Billy Hitchcock (American baseball player, coach, manager, and scout (1916-2006)) he was born in 31/07/1916
  • Pendleton Murrah (American politician (1826-1865)) he was born in 01/01/1826
  • Coot Grant (American classic female blues and vaudeville singer and songwriter) she was born in 17/06/1893
  • Curley Money (American rockabilly musician) he was born in 20/03/1925
  • Ed Bell (American musician) he was born in 01/01/1905
  • Heinie Manush (American baseball player and coach) he was born in 20/07/1901
  • Hal Harris (American musician) he was born in 27/09/1920

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Alabama Counties (more)

Jefferson County
Jefferson County

Jefferson County, county in Alabama, United States

Mobile County
Mobile County

Mobile County, county in Alabama, United States

Madison County
Madison County

Madison County, county in Alabama, United States

County Name Population
Jefferson County 655,342
Mobile County 412,716
Madison County 379,453
Baldwin County 229,287
Montgomery County 224,639
Shelby County 221,428
Tuscaloosa County 210,758
Lee County 166,831
Morgan County 119,883
Calhoun County 113,469
Houston County 106,580
Etowah County 102,371
Limestone County 102,228
Marshall County 96,990
Lauderdale County 93,368
Saint Clair County 90,739

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