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Alabama USA

Alabama is a Southern state, which became part of the USA in 1819 after periods of French, English and Spanish rule.

Alabama State Capitol, Montgomery
Alabama USA

It was a Confederate stronghold in the Civil War (1861-5) and was for long a centre of resistance to black civil rights. It was a cotton-growing state, but cotton is no longer a main crop and today the chief farm products are chickens, cattle, soya beans, peanuts and maize.





Coal is mined; it fuels the iron and steel industry in the city of Birmingham. Oil and natural gas are also produced. MONTGOMERY is capital of the state, which covers 133 667 km2 (51 609 sq miles). Montgomery USA Capital of Alabama, in the centre of the state about 220 km (135 miles) from the Gulf of Mexico. The city is a business and market centre, which once handled large amounts of cotton. New industries such as fertilizer manufacture have been attracted because of reliable sources of hydroelectric power.














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