In the southern region of United States of America lies a scenic state, which is perfect for holiday retreat- Alabama. Also known as “Heart of Dixie”, Alabama stretches 135,765 km² or 52,419 sq mi. It houses with a total population of almost 4.6 million ranking it to the 23rd position as the most populous state in the country. The state is bounded to the north by Tennessee, to the east by Georgia, to the south by Florida and Gulf of Mexico and to the west by Mississippi. The state got its name from Alabama River wherein European explorers name the place as “Alibamu” after the local Indian tribe. The northeast section of Alabama is mountainous compared to southern tip.
Montgomery is the capital of the state and the largest city by population is Birmingham whilst the largest metropolis in terms of land area is Huntsville. The oldest city in Alabama is Mobile. Alabama is also dubbed as the “Heart of Dixie”, in which Dixie is a nickname used for Southern United States.
On the latest reports, African American dominates the largest ancestry group in Alabama with 26.06%, followed by American (17.0%), Irish (7.7%) and Scottish-Irish with 2.0%. Majority of the people in Alabama are Protestants, Baptists and Methodists. In the area of Mobile, a large percentage of the population is Catholics.
Alabama also homes vast museums, quaint nature wonders and beautiful beaches. With the wonderful views surrounding Alabama, this state will surely entice you to stay for good. The temperate climate of Alabama is perfect to chill in the tranquil seas of Gulf of Mexico. Attractions found in Alabama such as Russel Cave National Monument, an amazing site of caves that were occupied since 6000 BC to 1650 AD and Mound State Monument are one of the numerous interesting tourist spots that awaits you.