- U.S. State: Georgia
- Abbreviation: GA
- Joined the USA: January 2nd, 1788 (4th State)
- Located: Southeastern United States
- Capital City: Atlanta, GA
- Most Populated City: Atlanta, GA
30 Georgia Facts for Kids
- Georgia is a state in the United States of America.
- Georgia is in the southeastern region of the United States.
- Georgia became a U.S. state on Wednesday, January 2nd, 1788.
- Georgia was the 4th state to join the United States.
- The U.S. state of Georgia covers 59,425 square miles.
- Georgia is the 24th largest state by area in the United States.
- In 2019, the population of Georgia was estimated to be 10,620,000 residents by the U.S. Census Bureau.
- In 2019, Georgia was the 8th most populated state in the United States.
- A person who is from or lives in Georgia is called a Georgian.
- The capital city of Georgia is Atlanta.
- The five most populated cities in Georgia are Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon and Savannah.
- The largest city by population in Georgia is Atlanta.
- The largest metropolitan area in Georgia is Metro Atlanta.
- The U.S. state of Georgia has 159 counties.
- Georgia has the second most counties of all the states in the United States.
- The most populated county in Georgia is Fulton County with 1,064,00 residents (2019, U.S. Census Bureau).
- The largest county by area in Georgia is Ware County with 903 square miles.
- The highest elevation point in Georgia is Brasstown Bald Mountain at 4,874 feet above sea level.
- The lowest elevation point in Georgia is the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean which is at sea level.
- The average precipitation (rain and snow) in Georgia is 50.22 inches
- Georgia is the 7th wettest state by precipitation (rain and snow) in the United States.
- The warmest temperature ever recorded in Georgia was 112 °F on August 20th, 1983.
- The coldest temperature ever recorded in Georgia was -17 °F on January 27th, 1940.
- A few natural disasters that can affect Georgia are heat waves, hurricanes, lightning and thunderstorms.
- Georgia is in one time zone, Eastern Time Zone (ET).
- The USPS abbreviation for Georgia is GA.
- The motto for the U.S. state of Georgia is “wisdom, justice, and moderation”.
- The official state flower of Georgia is the Cherokee rose (Rosa laevigata).
- The official state tree of Georgia is the live oak (Quercus).
- The official state bird of Georgia is the brown thrasher (Toxostoma rufum).
Pictures of Georgia
A picture of the flag of the U.S. state of Georgia.
A picture of Atlanta, GA the state capital of Georgia.
A picture of the beautiful Stone Mountain in Georgia.
Additional Resources on Georgia
- About Georgia – Learn more about the U.S. state of Georgia on the History Channel website.
- History of Georgia – Discover the history of Georgia on the My Florida website.
- Facts About Georgia – Find more facts and stats about Georgia on the Galileo Online Library website.
- Georgia – Wikipedia – Read the Wikipedia entry on Georgia, USA.