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Land Area Ranked 30th
• Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km2)
• Land 50,744 sq mi (131,426 km2)
• Water 1,675 sq mi (4,338 km2) 3.2%
• Length 330 mi (531 km)
• Width 190 mi (305 km)
• Latitude 30°11′ N to 35° N
• Longitude 84°53′ W to 88°28′ W

Before statehood Alabama Territory

Admitted to the Union December 14, 1819 (22nd)

Metes & Bounds

The boundaries of this state are established and declared to be as follows, that is to say:

Beginning at the point where the thirty-first degree of north latitude crosses the Perdido river; thence east, to the western boundary line of the State of Georgia; thence along said line to the southern boundary line of the State of Tennessee; thence west, along the southern boundary line of the State of Tennessee, crossing the Tennessee river, and on to the second intersection of said river by said line; thence up said river to the mouth of Big Bear creek; thence by a direct line to the northwest corner of Washington county, in this state, as originally formed; thence southwardly, along the line of the State of Mississippi, to the Gulf of Mexico; thence eastwardly, including all islands within six leagues of the shore, to the Perdido river; thence up the said river to the  beginning; provided, that the limits and jurisdiction of this state shall extend to and include any other land and territory hereafter acquired, by contract or agreement with other states or otherwise, although such land and territory are not included within the boundaries hereinbefore designated.

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