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The capital of Georgia is Atlanta.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Georgia: GA
Typical abbreviation for Georgia: Ga.
The pronunciation of Georgia:
When the people of Georgia refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The state of Georgia is in the Eastern Time (EST/EDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Nicknames for Georgia: "The Peach State"; "Empire of the South"; "The Goober State"
State Motto: "Wisdom, Justice and Moderation"
State Bird: Brown Thrasher (toxostoma rufum)
State Tree: Live Oak (quercus virginiana)
State Flower: Cherokee Rose (rosa laevigata)
State Song: "Georgia On My Mind"
Statehood: Georgia became the 4th state on Jan 2, 1786. Georgia was the 5th state to secede from the Union (on Jan 19, 1861) and following the Civil War, was the last Confederate state to be re-admitted (on July 15, 1870).
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