Georgia State
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Georgia State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted Georgia as the 4th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Georgia.

State Name:
Georgia

Abbreviation:
GA

Capital:
Atlanta

Date of Statehood:
January 2, 1788

Population:
9,072,576 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Primary Agriculture:
Important agricultural products are corn, cotton, tobacco, soybeans, eggs, and peaches. Georgia produces twice as many peanuts as the next leading state. From its vast stands of pine come more than half the world's resins and turpentine over 74.4 percent of the U.S. supply.

Primary Industry:
Georgia leads the nation in the production of paper and board, tufted textile products, and processed chicken. Other major manufactured products are transportation equipment, food products, apparel, and chemicals. Georgia is also a leader in the production of marble, kaolin, barite, and bauxite.

Nickname:
The Peach State

Motto:
Wisdom, justice, and moderation.

Flower:
Cherokee Rose (Legislation of 1916)
Picture of the Cherokee Rose, the official state flower of Georgia.

Tree:
Live Oak (Legislation of 1937)

Bird:
Brown Thrasher (Legislation of 1935)
Picture of the Brown+Thrasher, the official state bird of Georgia.
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Fish:
Largemouth Bass (Legislation of 1970)

Insect:
Honey Bee (Legislation of 1975)

Gemstone:
Staurolite (Legislation of 1976)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Georgia.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Georgia.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Georgia.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Georgia state.
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