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Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States of America. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama ranks 30th in total land area and ranks second in the size of its inland waterways. The state ranks 23rd in population with almost 4.6 million residents in 2006.

From the American Civil War until World War II, Alabama, like many Southern states, suffered economic hardship, in part because of continued dependence on agriculture. Despite the growth of major industries and urban centers, white rural interests dominated the state legislature until the 1960s, while urban interests and African Americans were under-represented. Following World War II, Alabama experienced growth as the economy of the state transitioned from agriculture to diversified interests in heavy manufacturing, mineral extraction, education, and technology. In addition, the establishment or expansion of multiple military installations, primarily those of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, added to state jobs.

Alabama is unofficially nicknamed the Yellowhammer State, after the state bird. Alabama is also known as the “Heart of Dixie”. The state tree is the Longleaf Pine, the state flower is the Camellia. The capital of Alabama is Montgomery. The largest city by population is Birmingham. The largest city by total land area is Huntsville. The oldest city is Mobile, founded by French colonists.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Class Action Economic and Property Damages Settlement

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Occupy Mobile

Occupy Mobile Modest crowd turns out for Occupy Mobile rally By Kim Lanier MOBILE, Alabama — About 40 to 50 people of all ages turned out in front of Mobile Government Plaza on Saturday morning as Occupy Mobile held a … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Alabama Oil Spill Aftermath Coalition

Alabama Oil Spill Aftermath Coalition Gulf Shores says Shrimp Fest not place for BP protest By Guy Busby GULF SHORES, Alabama — Frustration over the BP PLC response to the 2010 oil spill is understandable, but a festival with 300,000 … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Tropical Storm Lee Alabama Tar Balls

Tropical Storm Lee Alabama Tar Balls Tar balls on Alabama beaches linked to Gulf of Mexico oil spill Tests show the wave of tar balls that hit Alabama’s beaches after Tropical Storm Lee was from last year’s BP oil spill … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Deepwater Horizon Well Leaking Oil

Deepwater Horizon Well Leaking Oil Scientists: Oil fouling Gulf matches Deepwater Horizon well By Ben Raines MOBILE, Alabama — Scientific analysis has confirmed that oil bubbling up above BP’s sealed Deepwater Horizon well in recent days is a chemical match for … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Storm Season Tar Mats

Storm Season Tar Mats As crews remove one giant oil glob, more tar mats could be exposed during storm season By David Ferrara GULF SHORES, Alabama — During hurricane season, with storms thrashing about, the Gulf of Mexico is like a … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Alabama Orange Beach Zeke’s Landing Marina

Alabama Orange Beach Zeke’s Landing Marina Fishing after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico The fishing in the Gulf of Mexico has been phenomenal lately, but what about the future? by ED GODFREY ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — “It’s … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Alabama Baldwin County Condos

Alabama Baldwin County Condos Baldwin County real estate sales are just beachy By Dawn Kent Vacationers are returning to Alabama’s beaches this summer, and more of them are making real estate investments there, a year after the Gulf oil spill … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Alabama Gulf Shores Plantation

Alabama Gulf Shores Plantation Gulf Shores Plantation Selected in Business Alabama Magazine Survey Gulf Shores Plantation was recently selected as one of Alabama’s Top Hotels in a survey of readers of Business Alabama magazine. The survey, published in the May … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Alabama Wild Seafood

Alabama Wild Seafood Alabama Wild Seafood to promote all Alabama seafood producers By Russ Henderson BAYOU LA BATRE, Alabama — One word can contain all the fish in the sea. The 6-year-old marketing effort “Alabama Wild Shrimp” is being renamed … Continue reading

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