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Federated state of the Southeastern USA, 133,915 km², 4,599,030
residents (2006 estimate), 34 inhabitants / km²,
capital: Montgomery. Borders: Tennessee (N), Georgia (E), Florida (S), Gulf of
Mexico (SW), Mississippi (W).
The mainly flat territory rises NE in the last southern buttresses of
the Appalachians and is crossed by numerous rivers, including the
Mobile, Tennessee, Chattahoochee, Conecuh and Pea. The humid subtropical
climate, with long and hot summers, short and mild winters and abundant rains
(over 1200 mm per year), allows an average production season of 240 days a
year. Important is agriculture, which mainly gives cotton (Alabama is also
called Cotton State), cultivated in the fertile and well-watered soils
of the Black Belt(region in the SW of the state) and in the valley of
the Tennessee river, then corn, peanuts, sugar cane, sweet potatoes, peaches,
apples and melons. The dense forests, which cover 2/3 of the territory, are made
up largely of pine, fir, beech and oak trees and feed the local wood and paper
industries. The cattle breeding is mainly widespread in the Black Belt,
the pig breeding in the south-east Alabama, where there are numerous plants for
the processing and conservation of the meat; the poultry sector is also
relevant. The subsoil is rich in coal, extracted in the Appalachian region, iron
(Pyne and Vance), bauxite, oil, natural asphalt, rock salt and limestone. In
addition to the above, the main industries are metallurgical ones (cast iron and
steel in Birmingham and Gadsden, aluminum in Sheffield, magnesium in Selma),
chemicals (Birmingham and Mobile), textiles (Huntsville), food, cement and
rubber. Various hydroelectric plants are operating on Tennessee. For
communications, the State uses 124,340 km of roads, 9455 km of railways and
navigable rivers (Tennessee, Tombigbee, Chattahoochee); main airports are those
of Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile: the latter location, located on the bay of
the same name, is also the only seaport in the state. The most important cities,
besides the capital, are Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa and Gadsden.
Explored by the Spanish in the sixteenth century, the current state of
Alabama was a French colony (1702-63) and then an English colony
(1763-83). Moving to the United States, it became the 22nd member state of the
Union in 1819. Dominated by a racist and slave-run oligarchy, Alabama came into
conflict with Washington mainly over the issue of slavery. At the time of the
Secession war played a leading role; in 1863 it was invaded and devastated,
after having opposed a desperate resistance to the federal troops. Re-admitted
to the Union in 1868, however, he continued to practice racial discrimination:
in 1901 a constitutional reform practically deprived blacks of the right to
vote. Even in more recent times, Alabama has fiercely resisted efforts by the
federal government to integrate blacks into civil rights; the racial problem
worsened when the Supreme Court declared segregation in schools (1954) and
public transport (1956) illegal, culminating in the serious incidents of 1961
and 1964, when in Selma the national guard opened fire on a procession of
demonstrators led by ML King. Although racism against the black population has
suffered significant defeats since then, Alabama remains one of the US states
where the most tenacious resistances to complete racial integration survive.
City (197,014 residents in 1998) and capital of the State of Alabama (USA),
230 km SW of Atlanta, 50 m above sea level on the left of the Alabama River,
navigable. Located at the intersection of important road and railway lines, it
is an active agricultural (cotton) and livestock (dairy) market, home to the
food, mechanical, chemical (fertilizers), textile and glass
industries. Airport. § Established in 1819 by the union of the cities of Alabama
Town, New Philadelphia and East Alabama, Montgomery has been the state capital
since 1846. In 1861, at the outbreak of the Secession war, it was chosen as the
first capital of the Confederation of American States; it was occupied by Union
forces in 1865.
City (252,997 residents in 1998; 894,702 residents the metropolitan area in
1997) of the State of Alabama (USA), in the Jones valley, at the extreme
southern slopes of the Appalachians. Founded in 1871, it developed after 1910
thanks to the iron and coal deposits of the surrounding region. The availability
of abundant labor favored the rise of large iron and steel complexes and
textile, chemical, electromechanical, mechanical (aircraft), food, wood and
paper industries. Important road and rail junction, served by two airports,
Birmingham is the most populous city in the state. It is a university campus.
City (47,600 residents; 94,100 residents the metropolitan area) of
the State of Alabama (USA), 95 km NE of Birmingham, on the Coosa River. Located
in a region rich in iron, coal and manganese, it is home to iron and steel,
mechanical, chemical, textile, rubber, wood and paper industries.
City (170,424 residents; 330,153 residents the metropolitan area in 1996)
of the State of Alabama (USA), 135 km NNE of Birmingham. It is home to
mechanical, electronic, textile, tanning industries and for the production of
rockets and materials for space companies.
City (23,800 residents) of the State of Alabama (USA), 70 km W
of Montgomery, on the right of the Alabama River. Agricultural market (cotton,
tobacco, fruit, vegetables) and livestock with mechanical, chemical, textile,
wood, tobacco and clothing industries. University. Airport.
City (202,581 residents; 518,975 residents The metropolitan area in 1996) of
the State of Alabama (USA), at the mouth of the homonymous river in the bay of
Mobile (gulf of Mexico). Second city and main port of the state, with an annual
traffic of 23,200,000 tons of goods (import of bauxite, iron ore, rubber, food
products; export of cotton, cereals, timber, coal, steel), it is home to
industries mechanical, shipbuilding, steel, metallurgical (aluminum), paper,
wood, chemical, petrochemical, food, clothing and cement industries. University
of Southern Alabama (1963). Airport.
Founded by the French in 1711, it passed to Great Britain (1763), Spain
(1779) and finally to the USA in 1813. During the Secession War in the Bay of
Mobile a naval battle took place between Confederates and Unionists (5 August
1864); the latter, despite having reported a victory, failed to conquer the
City (77,000 residents) of the State of Alabama (USA), 80 km SW
of Birmingham, on the Black Warrior River. Agricultural and livestock market
with paper, textile (cotton), food, rubber and wood industries. It is home to
the University of Alabama (1831). Airport.