Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Alabama

































Alabama, which means ‘tribal town’ in the Creek Indian language, offers mountains, lakes, caverns, woodland and beaches. Montgomery was the first capital of the Confederacy, and the First White House of the Confederacy, home to Jefferson Davis, first President of the provisional Government. Alabama played a key role in the American civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr first preached at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in Montgomery, a National Historic Landmark, and sites commemorating the struggle can be found across the State.
Mobile is a major seaport. The city is famed for its diverse architecture resulting from English, French and Spanish rule, notably in the Church Street Historic District. Alabama was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 but much of the infrastructure and attractions have been repaired and are open to visitors.




  • Population

4.56 million (official estimate 2005).

  • Population Density

33.6 per sq km.

  • Capital

Montgomery.

  • Time

Central (GMT - 6). Daylight Saving Time is observed.



  • Nickname

The Heart of Dixie.



  • Date of admission to the Union

14 Dec 1819.





Troy, United States

TroyFest is an arts and crafts festival held on the main square in downtown Troy. A variety of exhibitors with differing styles, all of them local artists,...



Weather

Hot and humid in summer months. Mild in winter months and cooler in the mountains. Temperatures range from a January high of 10°C (50°F) and a low of 0°C (32°F) to a July high of 33°C (90°F) and a low of 21°C (70°F).
Lightweight cotton clothes and rainwear. Warmclothing for evenings in the spring and autumn, during the winterseason and in mountain areas.


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