Alabama is a state in the southeastern region of the United States; it is bordered by the states of Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama has coastline at the Gulf of Mexico, in the extreme southern edge of the state. It has an area of 52419.2 mi², and its capital city is Montgomery. The largest city by population is Birmingham, while the largest city by land area is Huntsville. The population of Alabama was 4,903,185 on July 1, 2019. Alabama is nicknamed the "Yellowhammer State", and is also known as the "Heart of Dixie" and the "Cotton State".
The average annual temperature is 64°F. Generally, Alabama has very hot summers and mild winters. Alabama is fifth when it comes to biodiversity in the US with numerous of freshwater turtles, snails, and mussels. The main crops are cotton, peanuts, soybeans, and corn. Alabama is historically rooted in the iron and steel industry of Birmingham, the development of which was facilitated by accessible deposits of iron ore, coal, and limestone.
Alabama is rich in rural cultural traditions. The state is home to various attractions, natural features, parks and events. Major art museums are found in Huntsville, Montgomery, Mobile, and Birmingham. Distinctive festivals are celebrated in various places, like Mobile’s Mardi Gras (in February), also the state maintains many parks and several large public lakes. Waterskiing, boating, and stock-car racing rank among the most popular recreational activities among Alabamians.
Check below a list of all the cities in the state of Alabama, classified according to their number of inhabitants. You can click on the area you want to know more about, or look for it using the search bar: