quinta-feira, 15 de setembro de 2011

50 States: Alabama


Alabama  is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama ranks 30th in total land area and ranks second in the size of its inland waterways. The state ranks 23rd in population with 4.7 million residents in 2009.
From the American Civil War until World War II, Alabama, like many Southern states, suffered economic hardship, in part because of continued dependence on agriculture. Despite the growth of major industries and urban centers, white rural interests dominated the state legislature until the 1960s, while urban interests and African Americans were under-represented. Following World War II, Alabama experienced growth as the economy of the state transitioned from agriculture to diversified interests in heavy manufacturing, mineral extraction, education, and technology. In addition, the establishment or expansion of multiple military installations, primarily those of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, added to state jobs.
Alabama is unofficially nicknamed the Yellowhammer State, after the state bird. Alabama is also known as the "Heart of Dixie". The state tree is the Longleaf Pine, the state flower is the Camellia. The capital of Alabama is Montgomery. The largest city by population isBirmingham. The largest city by total land area is Huntsville. The oldest city is Mobile, founded by French colonists.
Birmingham é a maior cidade do Estado americano do Alabama

Montgomery é a capital do estado norte-americano do Alabama e também do Condado deMontgomery.

Located more or less in the heart of the state, the capital city of Montgomery is an ideal place to start your Alabama vacation. From minor league baseball games to interesting museums, the Montgomery attractions cover a wide range of interests, and if you want to learn more about America's civil rights struggle, then it's an ideal place to be. Montgomery Alabama is where Martin Luther King led the famous 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, which was sparked by Rosa Parks's refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus. It's Montgomery's attachment to such significant events that brings in the bulk of visitors, who come from across the nation and from around the world. The Rosa Parks Library and Museum and Children's Wing is arguably the top draw when it comes to the Montgomery attractions, but there's plenty more to see and do here as well.

Places to go in Alabama:

 Gulf Shore :pt.no Sul do estado de Alabama. E uma area longa no sul do pais com lindas praias e areia branquinha. 
Gulf Shores / Orange Beach is a place where you can slow down, let loose, rediscover yourself and savor your loved ones. It's the Alabama Gulf Coast, and it will cast its spell over you.



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