Georgia (GA)

Georgia

Quick Facts

Capital City:  Atlanta

Abbreviation: GA

Population (2019): 9,992,167; Rank: 8 of 50 | Population Quick Facts

Region:  South

Admission to Statehood: January 2, 1788 (4th State)

State Motto:  Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation 

State Nickname:  Peach State

Origin of State Name: Named for King George II of England

Sports Teams: Find the best High School, College, League, and Professional sports teams of Georgia State

Area Codes: 229, 404, 470, 478, 678, 706, 762, 770, 912

Zip Codes: Georgia Zip Codes

Famous People: Find out all the information about the famous people born in Georgia

State Symbols

Bird: Brown Thrasher | List of State Birds 

Flag: Georgia Flag has three red and white stripes and the state coat of arms on a blue field in the upper left corner. Thirteen stars surrounding the seal denotes Georgia’s position as one of the original thirteen colonies. On the seal three pillars supporting an arch represent the three branches of government; legislative, judicial and executive. A man with sword drawn is defending the Constitution, whose principles are wisdom, justice and moderation. The date 1776 represents the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Flag adopted May 8th, 2003.  

Flower: Cherokee Rose (Rosa laevigata) | Other State Flowers

Soil:   Tifton

Song:  Georgia on My Mind” | Words by: Stuart Gorrell | Music by: Hoagy Carmichael
Other State Songs | Sheet Music

Tree: Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) | Other State Trees

Quarter: Georgia Quarter include Peach, live oak (state tree),  sprigs, state outline, state motto

 

Geography

 

georgia on a map

Area: Area: 59,441 sq.mi (153,952 sq.km.), 24th
Land: 57,919 sq.mi. (150,010 sq.km.), 21st
Water: 1,522 sq.mi. (3,942 sq.km.), 24th
Coastline: 100 mi. (161 km.), 16th
Shoreline: 2,344 mi. (3,772 km.), 12th

Largest Cities: Atlanta | Augusta | Columbus | Savannah | Athens | Sandy Springs | Macon | Roswell | Albany | John’s Creek

Border States: Alabama | Florida | North Carolina | South Carolina | Tennessee | List of US Regions

Highest Point: Brasstown Bald ; 4,784 feet, (1,458 m), 25th tallest

Lowest Point: Georgia; sea level, tied for 3rd lowest

Geographic Center: Twiggs, 18 miles southeast of Macon

Blank Outline Maps: Find printable blank map of the State of Georgia , without names, so you can quiz yourself on important locations, abbreviations, or state capital.

City Guide:  Visit Georgia City Guide for a look at geography, local history, architecture, and culture.

National Parks:

Andersonville National Historic Site
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Fort Frederica National Monument
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Jimmy Carter National Historical Park
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Martin Luther King Jr National Historical Park

 

Location: Absolute Center: 32°42.8’N / 83°29.7’W
Relative Center: Twiggs, 18 miles southeast of Macon
Distance Between U.S. Cities

 

State Government

Governor:  Brian Kemp (R) since 2019

Senators:  Raphael Warnock (D) since 2021 Jon Ossoff (D) since 2021

Representatives:

Constitution: Georgia’s Constitution, 4th State

Government Offices Directory:  Find all information here at the Georgia government offices directory

Electoral College Votes:   16 votes

Vital Records: Find out all the information about the vital records for the state of Georgia

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.

Education