Georgia Fun Facts by brooksroberts45

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									                               Georgia Fun Facts:

-Georgia became a colony on February 12, 1732.

-Georgia became a state on January 2, 1788

-State Capitol is Atlanta

-State motto is “Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation"

-Total Pop. Is 8,168,453 (as of 2000) [Georgia is the tenth most populous state in the USA]

-Nicknames include Empire State of the South, Peach State, ect.

-Total Area is 59,441 square miles [Georgia is the 24th biggest state in the USA]

-Miles of coastline include

-Highest point is Brasstown Bald [4,784 feet (1,458 m) above sea level]

-Lowest point is the Atlantic Ocean

-# of counties: 159

-# of electoral votes: 13 [as of 2000]

-# of representatives: 13

-# of senators: 2

-Governor is Sonny Perdue

-Lt. Governor is Casey Cagle

								
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