||Jan. 2, 1788 |
||Total (Land + Water): 59,425 sq miles; Land Only: 57,906 sq miles|
|Number of Counties
|State Population (2015)||10,214,860|
|State Population Density||176.4 people / square mile|
|State Quarter Issue Date
||July 19, 1999|
||Wisdom, justice, and moderation|
||Cherokee rose |
||Peach State, Empire State of the South
|State Gas Tax||$0.3102 / Gallon|
|State Cigarette Tax||$0.37 / Pack|
||229, 404, 470, 478, 678, 706, 762, 770, 912|
|Top 5 Cities (2010 population)
|Major Sports Teams
||MLB: Atlanta Braves|
NFL: Atlanta Falcons
NBA: Atlanta Hawks
Georgia Fun Facts
- Georgia was named for King George II of England.
- Georgia was founded in 1732 by British Member of Parliament James Oglethorpe. Oglethorpe's original intention was to use the colony as a place for debt-ridden people to get a fresh start.
- Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River.
- Georgia has seven official natural wonders: Amicalola Falls, the Okefenokee Swamp, Providence Canyon, Radium Springs, Stone Mountain, Tallulah Gorge, and Warm Springs.
- Coca-Cola was invented in May 1886 by John Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia.
- The popular theme park - Six Flags Over Georgia, was actually named for six flags that flew over the lands that comprise of present-day Georgia. The six flags are that of England, Spain, France, Confederate States of America, United States, and Georgia.
- In Georgia, it's illegal to live on a boat for more than 30 days during a calendar year.
- Wesleyan College in Macon was the first college in the world established as a full college for women. It started in 1836 as Georgia Female College.
- Georgia is the only state with an official State Crop, peanut.
- The Hatsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world's busiest airport in terms of number of passengers served.