Georgia’s newest flagwas designed inMay, 2003 It has 2 horizontalstripes (red, white, &red) w/a blue square inthe upper left area offlag In the square is a circleof 13 white, five pointedstars around the seal ofthe state of GA
Georgia was the 4th state in the USA Becoming a state on January 2, 1788
State Abbreviation – GA State Capital – Atlanta Largest City – Atlanta Area – 59,441 square miles (Georgia is the 24th biggeststate in the USA Population – 8,186,453 (as of 2000) 10th mostpopulous state in the USA Name of Residents – Georgians Major Industries – textiles, timber (especially pine),agriculture (cotton, corn, peanuts, soybeans, poultry)
PresidentialBirthplace – JamesEarl Carter. Jr., wasborn in Plains onOctober 1, 1924 (hewas the 39th USPresident, servingfrom 1977 to 1981).
Origin of the NameGeorgia – Georgia wasnamed to honor KingGeorge II of England State Nickname –Empire State of theSouth, Peach State State Motto –Wisdom, Justice, &Moderation State Song – Georgiaon My Mind
Major Rivers –ChattahoocheeRiver, SavannahRiver, Suwannee River Major Lakes – LakeSidney Lanier, Clark HillLake, West PointLake, Lake Hartwell Highest Point –Brasstown Bald – 4,784feet (1,458m) abovesea levelChattahoochee RiverSuwanneeRiver
State Bird - BrownThrasher State Game Bird -Bobwhite
State MarineMammal – RightWhale State Possum - PogoPossum