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    Alabama - A State of Saltwater Port



    History & Geography:
    Alabama the 23rd largest state of the United States of America commonly known as the Yellowhammer State came into existence on December 14, 1819. After, the Indian wars and removals of the early 19th century forced most Native Americans out of the state; Alabama shares its border with Mississippi in the west, Georgia in the east, the Gulf of Mexico and Florida in the south, and Tennessee in the north. It covers 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km2) of the land and is populated with 4.849 million people.

    Alabama has four National Forrest, a national historic trail and one of the wonders "Natural Bridge" rock, the longest natural bridge east of the Rockies, located just south of Haleyville. It's unique and pre eminent geographical locations and tourism sites makes it one of the most breath-taking areas in the world.

    Natural Resources:
    Alabama has several major soil areas. The soils within each area were formed from materials with the same characteristics. Each area has several major soil series. A soil series is a part of the landscape with similar characteristics such as color, texture, arrangement of soil horizons, and depth to bedrock.
    The state of Alabama has a variety of soils like Timber, Pine, oak, gum and yellow poplar. It is also rich in mineral resources like Coal, iron ore, limestone, bauxite, white marble.

    Economy:
    The economy of Alabama is the 30th most extensive and 24th most populous of the United States. The service industries contribute notably to the state's economy. In Alabama, the service industries pay more attention to the urban areas because they contribute the greatest piece of the state's gross product.

    Delicacies:
    Alabama is known for its food and delicacies. You can find a wide range of mouth watering Decadent desserts, fresh seafood from the gulf, and fried foods are just some of the cuisine enjoyed by people throughout our this state. Alabama has 26 of the culinary wonders which will make you dribble.
    Fried chicken, biscuits, green beans, crab cakes and banana pudding are some of the popular delights of Alabama. The dishes having been passed down through generations and are full of flavors and drenched in tradition.


    Climate:
    The climate of Alabama is humid subtropical. The heat of summer is tempered in the south by the winds from the Gulf of Mexico, and in the north by the elevation above the sea. The average annual temperature is highest in the southwest along the coast, and lowest in the northeast among the highlands. The average winter minimum for the entire state is 35 F (2 C), and there is an average of 35 days in each year in which the thermometer falls below the freezing-point. Usually the amount of precipitation is greatest along the coast and is evenly distributed throughout the state.

    Counties:
    The U.S. state of Alabama has 67 counties. Each county serves as the local level of government within its borders. After the American Revolutionary War, West Florida was ceded to Spain by treaty while the remainder was organized primarily as the Mississippi Territory, and later the Alabama Territory.

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    Transportation:
    Alabama is a saltwater port, it is a busy seaport on the Gulf of Mexico with inland waterway access to the Midwest by way of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. The Port of Alabama is known as the port of Mobile which is currently the 9th-largest by tonnage in the United States. Barge transportation in and out of the Port of Tuscaloosa and other commercial navigation make the Black Warrior River useful in the state of Alabama.

    Hotel & Places of Alabama:
    Some of the remarkable and top tourist's sites and major cities that are a must to visit in this state are Birmingham, Huntsville, and Montgomery. The Gulf shores and beaches enhance more beauty of the state these include: Orange Beach, Fairhope and Dauphin Island.
    The list of best hotels that gives you the luxury and comfort of a home with all the necessities and five star services are: The Redmont Hotel, Best Western plus Carlton Suites and the Hotel of Auburn University.

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