Georgie (U.S. state)

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 Keeng 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.

State o Georgie
Banner o Georgie State seal o Georgie
Flag Seal
Nickname(s): Peach State;
Empire State o the Sooth
Motto(s): Wisdom, Juistice, Moderation
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Georgie heichlichtit
Offeecial leidInglis
Lairgest ceetycapital
Lairgest metroAtlanta metro aurie
AurieRanked 24t
 • Tot59,425 sq mi
(153,909 km2)
 • Width230 miles (370 km)
 • Lenth298 miles (480 km)
 • % watter2.6
 • Latitude30.356 – 34.985° N
 • Longitude80.840 – 85.605° W
PopulationRanked 9t
 • Tot9,815,210 (2011 est)[1]
 • Density165/sq mi  (65.4/km2)
Ranked 18t
 • Median hoosehauld income$50,861 (23rd)
 • Heichest pyntBrasstown Bald[2][3]
4,784 ft (1458 m)
 • Mean600 ft  (180 m)
 • Lawest pyntAtlantic Ocean[2]
sea level
Afore statehuidProvince o Georgie
Admission to Union2 Januar 1788 (4t)
GovrenorNathan Deal (R)
Lieutenant GovernorCasey Cagle (R)
LegislaturGeneral Assembly
 • Upper hooseState Senate
 • Lawer hooseHoose o Representatives
U.S. SenatorsSaxby Chambliss (R)
Johnny Isakson (R)
U.S. Hoose delegation8 Republicans, 5 Democrats (leet)
Time zoneEastren: UTC -5/-4
AbbreviationsGA, Ga.

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]


  1. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" (CSV). U.S. Census Bureau. December 23, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
  3. Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  4. "Georgia History Overview – The History Channel". The History Channel. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  5. "Georgia at the Online Etymology Dictionary". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "New Georgia Encyclopaedia". The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  7. "Coweta is the 41st fastest growing county in United States". The Times-Herald. Archived frae the oreeginal on December 13, 2009. Retrieved May 22, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. TIGER database (January 1, 2010). "State Area Measurements and Internal Point Coordinates". United States Census. Retrieved April 23, 2016.

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