Alabama State Travel Guide

North America

According to abbreviationfinder, the state of Alabama is located in the southeastern United States and covers 135,765 km², of which 131,426 km² is land. Alabama stretches from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the north (with its highest point being Cheaha Mountain’s 734 m peak) across the fertile, black soil of the Black Belt to the swampy Gulf Coast Plain.

“The largest river is the 500-kilometer-long Alabama, which cuts through the state from the northeast to the southwest.”

The state borders Tennessee to the north, Mississippi to the west, Georgia to the east, and Florida to the south. The largest river is the 500 kilometer long Alabama, which cuts through the state from the northeast to the southwest. Other major rivers include the Mobile, the Tensaw, the Tombigbee, the Chattahoochee, the Coosa (PICTURE BELOW), the Tallapoosa, and the Tennessee. Alabama also has large lakes, such as Martin Lake and Lewis Smith Lake. The state is divided into four regions, namely: Mountains, Metropolitan, Gulf and River Heritage. The state has approximately 4.5 million inhabitants.

Climate in Alabama

Alabama has a humid, subtropical climate. The state has long, hot summers and mild winters where it rarely snows. The best time to go here is in spring or autumn. From April to November, temperatures are around 28°C. Characteristic of Alabama is that the weather can change very quickly from warm and sunny to cold and chilly. And also take into account possible hurricanes or tornadoes: in the states of Mississippi and Alabama, about 24 occur per year. The last time Alabama was rocked was the devastating Hurricane Katrina that claimed thousands of lives.

The name Alabama

Alabama is named after an Indian tribe that lived here in ancient times. Over time, the name has been written in different ways by the Spanish, French and British, who ruled here for a long time. Some examples: Alebamon, Alibama, Alibamon and Allibamou. ‘Alba’ stands for thick or mass vegetation which means a lot of vegetation, and Amo stands for to clear, to collect, to gather up which means to collect. In short: a collection of lots of vegetation and Alabama is also one of the greenest states in the US.

Main cities in Alabama

Birmingham: Alabama’s largest city (PHOTO BELOW). In addition to the Civil Rights Museum, this old industrial city also has the Birmingham Museum of Art with a diverse collection of art, including the largest Wedgwood collection in existence. The public library, located at Lin Park, is well worth a visit. The city is also home to some beautiful churches, with colorful stained glass windows.

Montgomery (PICTURE BELOW): Has been the capital of Alabama since 1846 and has a beautiful civil rights monument. Martin Luther King Church is also located in this city, but the State Capitol is also located on the same square, which was a source of racism for years.

Mobile (PHOTO BELOW): According to countryaah, this city is also called The Azalea Capital of the World: more than fifty varieties of azaleas grow and bloom here. The first plant was imported from France in 1754. Mobile is also known for Mardi Gras, which has been celebrated here since 1704. This party is a kind of variation on carnival. The feast, like carnival, is celebrated on the last days before the start of Lent, forty days before Easter.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Place in the United States
Location of Tuscaloosa in Alabama
Location of Alabama in the US
County Tuscaloosa County
Type of place City
State Alabama
Coordinates 33° 12′ N, 87° 32′ W
Surface 185.92 km²
– country 159.83 km²
– water 26.09 km²
(601 inhabitant/km²)
Height 85 m
ZIP code(s) 35401-35407, 35485-35487
FIPS code 77256
Street scene in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Tuscaloosa is a city in the US state of Alabama. The city, located on the Black Warrior River, had a population of 77,906 at the 2000 census. Tuscaloosa is named after a chieftain of the Choctaw tribe of the same name.

Tuscaloosa was the state capital of Alabama between 1826 and 1846, and the University of Alabama was established there in 1831. After Montgomery was made capital of Alabama, the population declined sharply. Some damage was done to Tuscaloosa during the American Civil War.

Nearby places


  • Brookwood (20 km)
  • coaling (18 km)
  • Coker (14 km)
  • Holt (5 km)
  • Moundville (25 km)
  • Northport (5 miles)
  • Vance (29 km)


  • Robert Van de Graaff (1901-1967), physicist
  • Dinah Washington (1924-1963), blues, R&B and jazz singer
  • Otis Davis (1932), basketball player and athlete
  • Debra Marshall (1960), actress, wrestler and manager
  • Angel Martino (1967), swimmer
  • Sherman Irby (1968), jazz musician and arranger
  • Deontay Wilder (1985), boxer

National park in Alabama

Er zijn zes Nationale Parken in Alabama: Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, Russell Cave National Monument, Little River Canyon National Preserve (FOTO ONDER), Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail en Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.