Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. The largest city by population is Birmingham, which has long been the most industrialized city, and largest city by total land area is Huntsville. The oldest city is Mobile, founded by French colonists in 1702 as the capital of French Louisiana.
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- Don't you cry for me; I come from a Alabama with a banjo on my knee.
- Stephen Foster, "Oh! Susanna" (1848), Cincinnati: W.C. Peters & Co.
- Encyclopedic article on Alabama at Wikipedia