Georgia Facts for Kids

A Map of the U.S. state Georgia
  • 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

  1. Georgia is a state in the United States of America.
  2. Georgia is in the southeastern region of the United States.
  3. Georgia became a U.S. state on Wednesday, January 2nd, 1788.
  4. Georgia was the 4th state to join the United States.
  5. The U.S. state of Georgia covers 59,425 square miles.
  6. Georgia is the 24th largest state by area in the United States.
  7. In 2019, the population of Georgia was estimated to be 10,620,000 residents by the U.S. Census Bureau.
  8. In 2019, Georgia was the 8th most populated state in the United States.
  9. A person who is from or lives in Georgia is called a Georgian.
  10. The capital city of Georgia is Atlanta.
  11. The five most populated cities in Georgia are Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon and Savannah.
  12. The largest city by population in Georgia is Atlanta.
  13. The largest metropolitan area in Georgia is Metro Atlanta.
  14. The U.S. state of Georgia has 159 counties.
  15. Georgia has the second most counties of all the states in the United States.
  16. The most populated county in Georgia is Fulton County with 1,064,00 residents (2019, U.S. Census Bureau).
  17. The largest county by area in Georgia is Ware County with 903 square miles.
  18. The highest elevation point in Georgia is Brasstown Bald Mountain at 4,874 feet above sea level.
  19. The lowest elevation point in Georgia is the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean which is at sea level.
  20. The average precipitation (rain and snow) in Georgia is 50.22 inches
  21. Georgia is the 7th wettest state by precipitation (rain and snow) in the United States.
  22. The warmest temperature ever recorded in Georgia was 112 °F on August 20th, 1983.
  23. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Georgia was -17 °F on January 27th, 1940.
  24. A few natural disasters that can affect Georgia are heat waves, hurricanes, lightning and thunderstorms.
  25. Georgia is in one time zone, Eastern Time Zone (ET).
  26. The USPS abbreviation for Georgia is GA.
  27. The motto for the U.S. state of Georgia is “wisdom, justice, and moderation”.
  28. The official state flower of Georgia is the Cherokee rose (Rosa laevigata).
  29. The official state tree of Georgia is the live oak (Quercus).
  30. The official state bird of Georgia is the brown thrasher (Toxostoma rufum).

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