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South Alabama is a term used to describe various parts of southern Alabama. Its usage does not however reflect a strictly defined geographic region. The most general description of the area would be all Alabama counties south of the Black Belt. Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Camellia State, The Heart of Dixie¹, Yellowhammer State Other U.S. States Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Governor Bob Riley (R) Senators Richard Shelby (R) Jeff Sessions (R) Official languages English Area 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² (30th)  - Land 50,750 mi²/131... In many martial arts, each practitioners level is marked by the colour of the belt. ...


However, the largest population center of Mobile, Alabama, often makes the argument that South Alabama refers only to the extreme southernmost parts of Alabama. This is reflected in the name of the University of South Alabama, located in Mobile. Jump to: navigation, search Nickname: The Azalea City Location in Alabama Founded Incorporated 1702 1814  County Mobile County Mayor Sam Jones Area  - Total  - Water 412. ... The University of South Alabama is an American public, doctoral-level university located in Mobile, Alabama. ...


Following that usage, South Alabama is properly applied only to the two counties which border the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay: Baldwin County and Mobile County. The area is characterized by extensive wetlands, but also by long, sandy beaches which are very conducive to tourism. Many deluxe golf courses have been developed in the area in recent decades. Location in the state of Alabama Formed December 21, 1809 Seat Bay Minette Area  - Total  - Water 5,250 km² (2,027 mi²) 1,115 km² (431 mi²) 21. ... Mobile County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... A subtropical wetland in Florida, USA, with an endangered American Crocodile. ... Jump to: navigation, search A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Beaches make popular tourist resorts. ... Jump to: navigation, search Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is a sport where individual players or teams hit a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...


Because Mobile and Baldwin Counties tend to use South Alabama with exclusivity, other parts of southern Alabama, particularly the Florida-border counties from Escambia County over to Houston County often humorously prefer to be called Lower Alabama if a regional name must be given. Traditionally, the south central and southeastern parts of the state have less in common with the Mobile area than they have in common with Southwest Georgia and the Black Belt region. Alternative names include South Central Alabama, Southeast Alabama, and the Wiregrass. Lower Alabama is a term used to describe the southernmost part of Alabama. ...


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Alabama @ SouthEastRoads.com - Alabama 213 (955 words)
Northbound on Alabama 213 at Alabama 158 near the Interstate 65 interchange.
The southern terminus of Alabama 213 at U.S. 45 in northwest Prichard.
Alabama 213 is known as Shelton Beach Road at this point, and continuing straight takes one onto the Shelton Beach Road Extension, a two lane highway to U.S. 98 in Mobile.
Alabama @ SouthEastRoads.com - Interstate 359 (684 words)
The highway is cosigned with U.S. 11 and Alabama 69 for the entire length, with transitions to surface streets at each end.
U.S. 11 and Alabama 69 overlap for the entire 2.30 miles of the six to eight lane freeway.
U.S. 11 southbound departs Interstate 359 and Alabama 69 for an overlap with U.S. 43 south.
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