The official state flag of Alabama is called the “crimson cross of St. Andrew’s,” a red cross on a white background. This flag was adopted in 1895, and was patterned from the Confederate Battle Flag. This flag can be any type of rectangle (even a square) but the crimson bars must be six inches wide.

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State Facts

Admitted to Union
December 14, 1819 (22nd state)
State Abbreviation
State Capital
Largest City
52,423 square miles [Alabama is the 30th biggest state in the USA]
4,833,722 (as of 2013) [Alabama is the 23rd most populous state in the USA]
State Flower
Camellia (Camellia japonica L.)
State Bird
Major Industries
agriculture (cotton, corn, peanuts, soybeans, poultry, and livestock), hydroelectric power, mining (coal, limestone, iron ore), steel-making
Major Rivers
Tombigbee River, Alabama River, Tennessee River, Chattahoochee River
Major Lakes
Guntersville Lake, Wilson Lake, Martin Lake, West Point Lake, Lewis Smith Lake
Highest Point
Cheaha Mountain – 2407 feet, (734 m) above sea level
Number of Counties
Bordering States
Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee