Alabama is divided into two regions: the north of the state is mountainous as it is formed from the southern tip of Appalachia; the southeast constituted by the coastal plain of the Gulf of Mexico. Numerous artificial lakes – Lake Gunstersville in particular – have been created along the main rivers – Tennessee, Mobile, Alabama Rivet, Tombigbee and Chattahoochee. Forests (pines, oaks, cypresses) cover 65 p. 100 of the territory. The climate is moderate, hot and very humid, suitable for hurricanes, particularly during the summer months.

Long dependent on cotton culture, Alabama’s economy has diversified; today it is dominated by industry and services. Hydroelectric energy and mineral resources are very abundant: coal in the South Appalachians, in oil and natural gas on the coastal plain, iron ore, bauxite, and white marble.

Agriculture

Agriculture and forestry, however, remain important economic sectors, Alabama, which in fact are located in the Black Belt (“black belt”), a region from plains rich to black lands long dedicated to cotton monoculture. Cattle breeding, peanuts, tobacco, soy, crops under greenhouses are today the primary activities of the primary sector.

Industries

The industries are varied, deriving essentially from the treatment and transformation of the first agricultural (agri-food), forestry (papers) and minerals (steel, aluminum, heavy chemical) materials, the textile (confection) and the mechanical construction that completes this fabric activities. Alabama also hosts a NASA center in Huntsville. Tourism rests, on the one hand, on the Appalachian natural spaces and, on the other hand, on historic sites that commemorate the struggle against the Indians – Horseshoe Bend National Military Park – and the Sécession war – Fort Morgan and Fort Sheaths in Mobile Bay.

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Major Cities in Alabama

Birmingham

Birmingham, a city ​​in Alabama, USA. It has about 238,000 residents, or about 964,000 residents including the suburbs. Iron industry, steel industry and electrical engineering industry are important industries in the city. Birmingham was founded in 1871.

Mobile

Mobile is a port city in the state of Alabama in the United States. The city has about 412,000 residents, including all suburbs. Mobile has a paper industry, aluminum industry and chemical industry and a large air base. The city was founded in 1711.

Montgomery

Montgomery, city ​​and capital of the state of Alabama in the United States. It has about 202,000 residents. Montgomery is a market town for cotton, cattle and timber in addition to having a number of furniture and fertilizer industries. The city also has a university. He is known from civil rights conflicts in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Private Schools in Alabama by County