three climatic divisions are the lower coastal plain,
largely subtropical and strongly influenced by the Gulf
of Mexico; the northern plateau, marked by occasional
snowfall in winter; and the Black Belt and upper coastal
plain, lying between the two extremes.
is a Native American language, spoken by the
Alabama-Coushatta tribe of Texas. It was once spoken by
the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town of Oklahoma, but there
are no more Alabama speakers in Oklahoma. It is a
Muskogean language, and is believed to have been related
to the Muklasa and Tuskegee languages, which are no
The United States dollar, denoted by USD or the symbol
$, is the official currency used in the United States.
Commonly referred to as the "American dollar," the
currency is divided into 100 cents (symbol ¢).
Alabama ranked 23rd in population among
the 50 states with an estimated total of 4,486,508 in
2002, an increase of 0.9% since 2000. Between 1990 and
2000, Alabama's population grew from 4,040,587 to
4,447,100, an increase of 10.1%. The population is
projected to reach 4,631,000 by 2005 and 5,200,000 by
Montgomery is the capital, second most
populous city, and the fourth most populous
metropolitan area in the Southern US state of Alabama,
and is the county seat of Montgomery County.