|Nick Name||Empire State of the South, Peach State|
|Motto||Wisdom, justice and moderation|
|Location & Region||33.76290 N, 084.42259 W||South|
|Statehood||January 02, 1788||4th State|
|Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, Macon|
|Bordering States||Alabama - Florida - North Carolina - South Carolina - Tennessee Coastline: 100 mi.|
|Bordering States||Louisiana - Mississippi - Missouri - Oklahoma - Tennessee - Texas|
|Number of Counties||159 counties|
|Fulton||816,006||529 sq mi.|
|Time Zone||Eastern Standard Time|
Georgia Climate and Weather
enjoys a consistent and typically mild southern climate. Seldom (with
the exception of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the north) does snow fall,
much less accumulate.
Summers are pleasant, though hot and humid, with statewide highs averaging in the mid-80s.
Winter brings colder temperatures with daily highs in the mid-40s. Warmer conditions exist along the coastal areas.
July 24, 1953 - Louisville
January 27, 1940 - CCC Camp F-16
|Avg Temp: High - Low||92.2 degrees||32.6 degrees|
Georgia Highest, Lowest, and Mean Elevations (Feet)
|Highest Point||Brasstown Bald||4,784|
|Lowest Point||Atlantic Ocean||Sea level|
Georgia Land Area (Square Miles)
|Geographic Center||18 miles SE of Macon|
|Forested Land Area3||65.9%|
(Length - Width)
|300 miles||230 miles|
(U.S. Census, April 1, 2000)
1. Dry land and land temporarily or partially covered by water, such as marshland, swamps, etc.; streams and canals under one-eighth statute mile wide; and lakes, reservoirs, and ponds under 40 acres.
2. Permanent inland water surface, such as lakes, reservoirs, and ponds having an area of 40 acres or more; streams, sloughs, estuaries, and canals one-eighth statute mile or more in width; deeply indented embayments and sounds, and other coastal waters behind or sheltered by headlands or islands separated by less than 1 nautical mile of water, and islands under 40 acres in area. Excludes areas of oceans, bays, sounds, etc. lying within U.S. jurisdiction but not defined as inland water.