Georgia Facts



State Abbreviation GA
Statehood Jan. 2, 1788
State Capital Atlanta
State Size Total (Land + Water): 59,425 sq miles; Land Only: 57,906 sq miles
Number of Counties 159
State Population (2010)9,687,653
Electoral Votes16
State Quarter Issue Date July 19, 1999
State Motto Wisdom, justice, and moderation
State Flower Cherokee rose
State Bird Brown Thrasher
Nickname Peach State, Empire State of the South
State Flag Georgia State Flag
Area Codes 229, 404, 470, 478, 678, 706, 762, 770, 912
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Atlanta (420,003)
Augusta (195,844)
Columbus (189,885)
Savannah (136,286)
Athens (115,452)
Major Sports Teams MLB: Atlanta Braves
NFL: Atlanta Falcons
NBA: Atlanta Hawks
NHL: Atlanta Thrashers




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