Georgie (U.S. state)

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Georgie
State of Georgia
Eik-name(s): 
Peach State, Empire State of the South
Motto(s): 
"Wisdom, Justice, Moderation"
Anthem: "Georgia on My Mind"
Map o the Unitit States wi Georgie hielichted
Map o the Unitit States wi Georgie hielichted
KintraUnitit States
Afore stateheidProvince o Georgie
Admittit tae the Union2 Januar 1788 (4t)
Caipital
(an lairgest ceety)
Atlanta
Lairgest ceetycaipital
Lairgest metroMetro Atlanta
Govrenment
 • GovrenorBrian Kemp (R)
 • Lieutenant GovernorGeoff Duncan (R)
LegislaturGeorgie General Assemmly
 • Upper hooseState Senate
 • Lawer hooseHoose o Representatives
JudiciarSupreme Coort o Georgie
U.S. senatorsDavid Perdue (R)
Kelly Loeffler (R)
U.S. Hoose delegation9 Republicans
5 Democrats (leet)
Area
 • Total153,909 km2 (59,425 sq mi)
 • Laund149,976 km2 (57,906 sq mi)
 • Water3,933 km2 (1,519 sq mi)  2.6%
Area rank24t
Dimensions
 • Length480 km (298 mi)
 • Width370 km (230 mi)
Elevation
180 m (600 ft)
Highest elevation1,458 m (4,784 ft)
Lowest elevation
(Atlantic Ocean[1])
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total10,617,423
 • Rank8t
 • Density65.4/km2 (165/sq mi)
 • Density rank18t
 • Median hooseaud income
$56183[3]
 • Income rank
33rd
Demonym(s)Georgian
Leid
 • Offeecial leidInglis
 • Spoken leidInglis
Spaingie (7.42%)
Ither (2.82%)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
USPS abbreviation
GA
ISO 3166 codeUS-GA
Trad. abbreviationGa.
Latitude30.356–34.985° N
Longitude80.840–85.605° W
Websitewww.georgia.gov

Georgie (Listeni/ˈɔːrə/ JOR-juh) is a state in the sootheastren Unitit States. It begoud as a Breetish colony in 1733, the last o the oreeginal Thirteen Colonies.[4] Named efter King George II o Great Breetain,[5] the Province o Georgie covered the aurie frae Sooth Carolina doun tae Spaingie Florida an New Fraunce alang Louisiana (New Fraunce), an aa mairchin tae the wast taewart the Mississippi River. Georgie wis the fowert state tae ratifee the Unitit States Constitution, on Januar 2, 1788.[6] In 1802-1804, wastren Georgie wis spleet tae the Mississippi Territory, that later spleet tae form Alabama wi pairt o umwhile Wast Florida in 1819. Georgie declared its secession frae the Union on Januar 19, 1861, an wis ane o the oreeginal seiven Confederate states.[6] It wis the last state tae be restored tae the Union, on Julie 15, 1870.[6] Georgie is the 24t lairgest an the 8t maist populous o the 50 Unitit States. Frae 2007 tae 2008, 14 o Georgie's coonties ranked amang the naition's 100 fastest-growin, seicont anerly tae Texas.[7] Georgie is kent as the Peach State an the Empire State of the South.[6] Atlanta is the state's caipital, its maist populous ceety, an haes been named a global ceety.

Georgie is mairched tae the sooth bi Florida, tae the east bi the Atlantic Ocean an Sooth Carolina, tae the wast bi Alabama, an tae the north bi Tennessee an North Carolina. The state's northrenmaist pairt is in the Blue Rig Moontains, pairt o the Appalachian Moontains system. The Piedmont extends throu the central pairt o the state frae the fithills o the Blue Rig tae the Faw Line, whaur the rivers cascade doun in elevation tae the coastal plain o the state's soothren pairt. Georgie's heichest point is Brasstown Bald at 4,784 feet (1,458 m) abuin sea level; the lawest is the Atlantic Ocean. O the states entirely east o the Mississippi River, Georgie is the lairgest in laund aurie.[8]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived frae the original on 22 Julie 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  2. Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  3. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  4. "Georgia History Overview – The History Channel". The History Channel. Retrieved 20 Februar 2012.
  5. "Georgia at the Online Etymology Dictionary". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 20 Februar 2012.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "New Georgia Encyclopaedia". The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20 Februar 2012.
  7. "Coweta is the 41st fastest growing county in United States". The Times-Herald. Archived frae the original on December 13, 2009. Retrieved May 22, 2010. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  8. TIGER database (1 Januar 2010). "State Area Measurements and Internal Point Coordinates". Census.gov. United States Census. Retrieved 23 Apryle 2016.

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