Last Updated: April 17, 2021


The state of Alabama became the 22nd state of the United States of America on December 14, 1819. Montgomery is the capital and 3rd largest city of Alabama. Heart of Dixie, the cotton state and the yellowhammer state are three famous nicknames of Alabama. Dixie is an old word referring to the Southern region of the United States. Thus, the heart of dixie means, right in the heart of the South. Alabama is one of the top cotton producers in the USA, that’s why it is known as a cotton state. The yellowhammer is the state bird.

The state of Alabama has numerous attractions including Birmingham civil rights historic district, USS Alabama battleship memorial park, Gulf state park, Civil rights memorials of Montgomery and U.S. Space and Rocket Centre etc.

Besides, the state is recognised for its well-known culture and remarkable history, southern hospitality and literature, delicious foods, music and many more. America’s ‘Alabama’ music group is from Alabama. Alabama is an adequate place for people who prefer to live in a developed, culturally strong, naturally beautiful and diversified culture.

Key Facts:

  • In 2018, Alabama exported $21.4 billion of Made-in-America goods to the world. 
  • In 2016, exports from Alabama supported an estimated 98 thousand jobs.
  • Alabama state was the 23rd largest exporter of goods in 2018. 
  • The largest industry in Alabama is ambulatory health care services, accounting for $8 billion in GDP in 2015.
  • More than 180,000 people in Alabama work for ambulatory health care services