Alabama was the 22nd state in the USA; it became a state on December 14, 1819. - State Capital is Montgomery. - nickname is the Heart of Dixie.
The official state flag of Alabama is called the "crimson cross of St. Andrew's," - a red cross on a white background. - this flag was adopted in 1895, and was patterned from the Confederate Battle Flag. -this flag can be any type of rectangle (even a square) but the crimson bars must be six inches wide.