is a state located in the southeastern United States
. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies
Named after King George II of Great Britain
Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution
, on January 2, 1788.
It declared its secession from the Union on January 19, 1861, and was one of the original seven Confederate states
It was the last state to be restored to the Union, on July 15, 1870.
Georgia is the 24th most extensive
and the 8th most populous
of the 50 United States
. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia's counties
ranked among the nation's 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas.
Georgia is known as the Peach State
and the Empire State of the South
is the state's capital and its most populous city.
Georgia is bordered on the south by Florida
; on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina
; on the west by Alabama
; and on the north by Tennessee
. The northern part of the state is in the Blue Ridge Mountains
, a mountain range
in the Appalachian Mountain
system. The central Piedmont
extends from the foothills
to the fall line
, where the rivers cascade down in elevation to the continental coastal plain
of the southern part of the state. The highest point in Georgia is Brasstown Bald
, 4,784 feet (1,458 m); the lowest point is the Atlantic Ocean
. Georgia is the most extensive state east of theMississippi River
in terms of land area, although it is the fourth most extensive (after Michigan
, Florida, and Wisconsin
) in total area, including expanses of water that are part of state territory.
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