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Georgia Facts

  • U.S. State Name: Georgia
  • U.S. State Abbreviation: GA
  • U.S. Region: Southern United States
  • Admission to the Union: January 2nd, 1788
  • Total Area: 59,425 sq. mi.
  • Total Population: 10,711,908 (2020 USCB)
  • Capital City: Atlanta, GA
  • Largest City: Atlanta, GA

52 Georgia Facts

  1. Georgia is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
  2. Georgia was the 4th state to join the United States on January 2, 1788.
  3. Georgia is in the southern region of the United States.
  4. Georgia is the 24th largest U.S. state, covering a total of 59425.15 square miles or 1.56% of the total area of the United States.
  5. Georgia's 59,425.15 square miles is 96.78% land and 3.22% surface water.
  6. Georgia is ranked 24th with the most land area in the United States, with 57,513.49 square miles of land area.
  7. Georgia is ranked 22nd with the most water area in the United States, with 1,911.66 square miles of water area.
  8. Georgia is the 8th most populated U.S. state with a population of 10,711,908 or 3.24% of the total population of the United States.
  9. The state capital of Georgia is the city of Atlanta.
  10. Georgia is divided into 159 counties statewide.
  11. Fulton County is the most populated county in Georgia
  12. The most populated city in Georgia is Atlanta with an estimated 498,715 residents.
  13. The five most populated city in Georgia are Atlanta, Columbus, Augusta, Macon and Savannah.
  14. A native or resident Georgia is called a Georgian.
  15. Georgia's average elevation statewide is 600 feet.
  16. Georgia's highest elevation point is Brasstown Bald at 4,784 feet.
  17. Georgia's lowest elevation point is the Atlantic Ocean at 0 feet.
  18. Georgia is all in the Eastern Time Zone (ET).
  19. The two letter abbreviation for Georgia is GA.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Georgia is US-GA.
  21. Georgia is called the Peach State and the Empire State of the South.
  22. The estimated median household income in Georgia is $61,980.
  23. Georgia is the 33rd most expensive U.S. state to buy a home with an estimated median home price of $201,294.
  24. Georgia is ranked 46th on the cost of living index out of all 50 U.S. states.
  25. Georgia has the 42nd oldest population in the United States with a median age of 37.3.
  26. Georgia's average temperature is 62.30°F making it the 8th warmest state in the United States.
  27. Georgia on average has 50.22 inches of precipitation per year, making it the 7th wettest U.S. state.
  28. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Georgia was 112 °F on Saturday, August 20, 1983, in Greenville, GA.
  29. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Georgia was -17 °F on Saturday, January 27, 1940, in Chatsworth, GA.
  30. Georgia was one of the 13 original colonies, created by Britain, that would become the United States.
  31. Georgia is part of a small group of U.S. states that have a credit rating of AAA with Standard & Poor’s.
  32. The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia is the largest aquarium in the United States and the third largest aquarium in the world.
  33. Georgia is a popular place to film movies and television programs. Popular television shows such as The Walking Dead and The Vampire Dairies were filmed there. Popular movies such as Forrest Grump were made there.
  34. In 1540, Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto was the first European to explorer what is today modern-day Georgia.
  35. In 1732, the Georgia Colony (Province of Georgia) would be established as the last colony of the 13th colonies.
  36. In 1779, the Battle of Kettle Creek was fought near modern-day Washington, Georgia on February 14th, 1779. This is the first major victory in the back country of Georgia during the American War of Independence.
  37. In 1785, the establishment of the University of Georgia was the formalization of higher education in the state of Georgia.
  38. In 1861, Georgia seceded from the United States and joined the Confederate States of America. On January 19th, 1861, they officially seceded from the Union. Two weeks later they joined the Confederate States of America on February 4th, 1861.
  39. In 1868, Atlanta became the capital of the U.S. State of Georgia for the second time.
  40. In 1870, five years after the American Civil War ended Georgia rejoined the United States of America.
  41. In 1978, Newt Gingrich is elected for the first time to the U.S. representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district.
  42. In 1996, the summer Olympics were held in Atlanta, Georgia.
  43. Dentist, gambler, and gunfighter Doc Holiday was born in Griffin, Georgia on August 14th, 1851. He is famous for his role in the Earp Vendetta Ride (1882) and the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1881).
  44. Pharmacist John Stith Pemberton was born in Knoxville, Georgia on July 8th, 1831. He is famous for inventing the carbonated soft drink Coca-Cola, also known simply as Coke.
  45. Politician and 38th U.S. President Jimmy Carter was born in Plains, Georgia on October 1st, 1925. He is famous for serving as the president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He was also the governor of Georgia (1971 to 1975) and a Georgia state senator (1963 to 1967).
  46. Baptist minister and civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15th, 1929. He is famous for being the iconic spokesman of the civil rights movement (1955 to 1968).
  47. Professional wrestler and TV personality Hulk Hogan was born in August, Georgia on August 11th, 1953. He known worldwide as an icon for professional wrestling and in the 1980s was the most popular wrestler in the WWE.
  48. NFL football quarterback Cam Newton was born in Atlanta, Georgia on May 11th, 1989. He is famous for his NFL records and performance with the Carolina Panthers.
  49. Georgia's official state motto is "Wisdom, Justice, Moderation" .
  50. Georgia's official state bird is the Brown thrasher (Toxostoma rufum).
  51. Georgia's official state tree is the Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana).
  52. Georgia's official state flower is the Azalea (Rhododendron).

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