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A Guide to Alabama

Forget what you think you know about Alabama. We’re much more than just championship football and excellent food. Alabama boasts a geography that spans all different sorts—one of the most varied in the nation, in fact. From mountains and valleys to beaches and riverbanks, there’s a wealth of natural beauty on display when you need to get away.

When it comes to cities, Alabama has 13 Metropolitan Statistical Areas that serve as home to prospering businesses, prestigious colleges and universities, award-winning hospitals, and a handful of wildly popular minor league baseball teams. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got it in Alabama.

But it’s the people here that truly make our state a great one. As the 23rd-most populous state in the U.S., we’re proud that 20 million people from across the world visit our state every year. But our lifeblood is our citizens—a culturally diverse group that knows how to get the job done when it’s time to work and enjoys life to the fullest

  • Information provided by the Alabama Department of Commerce.

Total population - 4,822,023

Columbus, GA-AL310,531
Daphne - Fairhope - Foley190,790
Florence - Muscle Shoals146,988
Auburn - Opelika147,257
Anniston - Oxford - Jacksonville117,296

Total Area - 52,423 square miles

  • Highest Point: 2,407 feet above sea level
  • 1,673 square miles of water
  • 1,300 miles of navigable waterways
  • 35,469 square miles of forest (71%)
  • 53 miles of coastline
  • Accessible minerals: limestone, salt, quartz, and iron ore
  • 6 Interstates - totaling 1,126 miles
  • 19 U.S. Highways totaling 3,852.85 miles
  • 4 Class I Railroads totaling more than 2,500 miles of rail
  • 90 Public Airports
  • 5 Cargo Airports
  • 9th largest deepwater seaport in U.S. - Port of Mobile

  • 282 miles to Nashville (from Montgomery)
  • 750 miles to Chicago (from Montgomery)
  • 815 miles to Detroit (from Montgomery)
  • 161 miles to Atlanta (from Montgomery)
  • 406 miles to Charlotte (from Montgomery)
  • 648 miles to Dallas (from Montgomery)


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