Alabama

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Martí Micolau
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  • Historical notes
  • To see
  • Kitchen
  • Natural parks

The State of Alabama is part of the Federation of the United States of America, in the southeastern part. Its capital is Montgomery and borders to the north with Tennessee, to the east with Georgia, to the west with the Mississippi and to the south with Florida, as well as overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

The territory of Alabama is quite varied geographically, the mountain ranges extend to the north, in the center there are flat and fertile valleys in addition to the so-called Black Belt, black lands, while on the coast the land has splendid white beaches, spaces that until recently were marshy.
Il climate in Alabama it is extremely comfortable all year round. Winter does not reach cold temperatures, except on the mountain peaks in the north of the state; spring comes as early as March and summer is hot without becoming too heavy.
Despite Montgomery being the capital of Alabama, it actually is the largest city in the state Birmingham, a large steel production center and industrial center which, in the 60s, was the site of demonstrations for the defense of human rights.



Historical notes

Alabama was a land inhabited by various Indian tribes that have clashed several times and have come out losing, against the armies of the European colonizers, first French then Spanish, finally English. The coastal strip with the city of Mobile as a port it was a strategic point that was tempting to many groups of colonizers. After various battles, Alabama in the early 1800s was part of the Union of the Confederation of Southern States. Alongside the indigenous shepherds and ranchers, 1% of the landowners were white settlers and this often caused internal political strife. The development of the state took place during the First and Second World Wars, due to the need for armaments and products of the steel and mechanical industry, whose raw materials were and still are very present in Alabama.



However, Alabama is to be remembered especially because it is in Montgomery that Martin Luther King implemented the revolt of black passengers inside buses, thus boycotting public transport and starting to focus attention on respect for human and civil rights, against racial discrimination. The struggle led to a law that ceased all segregationist differences in 1965.

To see

Birmingham is the city that impresses with its towering skyscrapers, a visit to Human Rights Museum can not miss, as well as al Museum of Arts. Montgomery is the capital and stretches around the Alabama River, in it there are numerous shopping centers and the theater home of the Shakespearean Festival.

Ad Huntsville instead you can visit the fascinating U.S. Space Camp, the Museum and the space center where all the documents on the work of the US Space Air Force are kept.

Music legends were born in Alabama and this means that the life of live music is still very much followed and supported with ad hoc festivals and clubs.

Kitchen

The cuisine of Alabama is very rich and varied depending on the area in which you are, from meat from the hinterland with ribs, hamburgers, fried chicken, to fish menus that characterize the coast with shrimp recipes .

Natural parks

Starting from the Appalachian Mountains of the north of the state, Alabama offers a very beautiful landscape panorama, also including a meteoritic crater, the Wetumpka, of absolute charm. There are also many parks of historical interest, territories of past battles.


ALABAMA, AL – 32.354N, 086.284W STATE MAP - OFFICIAL SITE
ABNAMED: “The Heart of Dixie”
ORIGIN NAME: In the region lived the Indian tribe Alibamu, which means forest cutters: hence the name of the state.
CAPITAL: Montgomery
OTHER CITIES': Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Tuscaloosa
MEMBER UNION FROM: 14 December 1819 (22th state)
POPULATION: 4.369.862
CAPITAL POPULATION: 200.000 from.
COUNTY NUMBER: 67
POOR PEOPLE: 16,2 % water content
MOTTO: "We dare defend our rights"
TREE: Southern Longleaf Pine
BIRD: Yellowhammer
FLOWER: Camellia
SONG: Alabama
FLAG: The crimson cross of St. Andrew stands on a white field; it was modeled after the Confederate War flag and adopted in 1895. The bars forming the crossbar must be no smaller than six inches and must extend diagonally across the flag from side to side.
Economics
- AGRICULTURE: Poultry and eggs, cattle, peanuts, cotton, vegetables, milk, soybeans.
- INDUSTRY : Paper, timber and derived products, mining, rubber and plastic products.
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