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Ratification or Admission:  January 2, 1788 (4th)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1977
State Abbreviation:  GA
State Capital:  Atlanta
Largest City - Population:  Atlanta
Origin of the Name:  Named in honor of King George II of England
State Motto:  “Wisdom, Justice and Moderation”
State Nickname:  Peach State
State Song:  “Georgia On My Mind” | Lyrics: Stuart Gorrell | Music: Hoagy Carmichael
State Animal:  White-Tailed Deer
State Bird:  Brown Thrasher
State Fish:  Largemouth Bass
State Flower:  Cherokee Rose
State Fruit:  Peach
State Gemstone:  Quartz
State Insect:  Honeybee
State Mineral:  Staurolite
State Tree:  Southern Live Oak
State Flag:  It has three red and white stripes and the state coat of arms on a blue field in the upper left corner. Thirteen stars surrounding the seal denotes Georgia’s position as one of the original thirteen colonies. On the seal three pillars supporting an arch represent the three branches of government; legislative, judicial and executive. A man with sword drawn is defending the Constitution, whose principles are wisdom, justice and moderation.


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