Alabama Abbreviation

What is the abbreviation for Alabama state?

AL is the 2 letter abbreviation for Alabama, the 24th largest state in the United States of America. Alabama is a state located in southeastern part of U.S.A, bordering Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. Montgomery is the capital city of Alabama. Major cities include Birmingham (Population: 212472), Montgomery (Population: 200613), Mobile (Population: 194299), Huntsville (Population: 190593), Tuscaloosa (Population: 98343), Hoover (Population: 84859), Dothan (Population: 68578), Auburn (Population: 62070), Decatur (Population: 55448), Madison (Population: 46973), Florence (Population: 40037), and Phenix City (Population: 37581).

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Alabama State Profile

  • Capital: Montgomery
  • Admitted to USA: December 14, 1819
  • Area: 135,765 km2
  • Population: 4,903,185
  • Time zone: UTC−06:00
  • Calling code: 205, 251, 256, 334
  • ISO 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation:  AL
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The state of Alabama, which is part of the more conservative “southern states”, was probably named after an Indian tribe. Alabama was founded in 1819 as the 22nd state of the United States. The state covers an area of ​​135,765 km² – with around 4.7 million inhabitants. Its capital is Montgomery with around 200,000 inhabitants in the urban area proper. Alabama borders Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Mississippi to the west, and Florida to the southeast. The Appalachian Mountains are in northwest Alabama, otherwise the country is rather flat and very woody. In the south is the Gulf of Mexico, into which the Mobile River flows.

At the beginning of the 19th century, the cultivation of cotton dominated economically. This is also the reason for the state’s nickname “Cotton State”. Cotton is still an important product today, but other agricultural products such as maize, peanuts, sugar cane and soybeans are now grown on many of the areas previously used for cotton. In the second half of the 20th century, in particular, the state experienced strong industrialization, particularly in the areas of fertilizer production, ammunition production and aluminum processing. Alabama is still known as the “Heart of Dixie”. Its capital, Montgomery, was the first capital of the Confederacy in the American Civil War. Tourists can visit many historic buildings and gardens in Alabama, reminiscent of the “Old South”, the heyday of the south. But the musical tradition of Alabama is also featured in artists such as Hank Williams and Nat King Cole, and the song “Sweet Home Alabama”, which describes the pleasant side of the south, may well be known to the band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Popular destinations are the seaside resorts and beaches on the coasts of Dauphin Island, Golf Shore and Mobile Bay.

On April 27, 2011, one of the most destructive tornadoes raced across Alabama and other states. The city of Tucaloosa on the Black Warrier River was particularly hard hit. In the city, an area with a width of over a kilometer and a length of around 10 km was almost razed to the ground. In total, over 300 and over 200 people died in Alabama.

The state’s motto is We dare to defend our rights.

Cities and larger towns

Montgomery is the second largest city in the state of Alabama and its capital with approximately 200,000 inhabitants. The city, founded in 1819, is named after Richard Montgomery, a general of the War of Independence, and is located in the south of the state on the banks of the Alabama River. Although the city is relatively young, it has experienced a lot in its history. For example, the city was the first capital of the Confederate States during the Civil War. In her recent history, the civil rights activist Rosa Parks, with her refusal to vacate a bus seat, is particularly noteworthy. With the help of Martin Luther King, this led to further actions by the civil rights movement in 1955. Nowadays Montgomery offers a highly recommended Shakespeare Festival, which shows Shakespeare plays from November to July.

The city of Birmingham with its approximately 230,000 inhabitants is the largest city in Alabama. The very young city, founded in 1871, is located in northern Alabama. The city, or the metropolitan region with approximately 1.1 million inhabitants, is the cultural and economic center of the state. Important branches of the city are the cotton, electrical and chemical industries. The city’s strong industry earned it the name “Pittsburgh of the South”. Another city name was “Bombingham”, alluding to the extremely violent past in the 1950s and 1960s, in which “racial unrest” claimed several lives with the Ku Klux Klan bombings. However, today Birmingham is a peaceful and surprisingly green city.

Huntsville, with approximately 175,000 residents, is located in northern Alabama on the banks of the Tennessee River. The city was founded in 1809 under the name Twickenham. In 1811, however, it was renamed Huntsville after its founder John Hunt. The city is best known for the Marshall Space Flight Center. The roots of this facility go back to the 1950s, in which Wernher von Braun and his colleagues played a key role in the US missile program.

The city of Mobile, in the state’s southwest on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, has approximately 190,000 residents, making it the third largest city in Alabama. The city is located at the mouth of the Mobile River in the Gulf of Mexico. The city, founded in 1702, was the first capital of the French Louisiana territory and is therefore the oldest city in Alabama. Because of its port, Mobile is the economically most important city on the coast. However, this also harbors dangers, such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 showed. Numerous houses were destroyed by the strong winds and floods. Compared to other cities in the coastal region, the damage in Mobile was rather low. Mobile is also the city with the longest tradition of Madi Gras, which has been celebrated here for over 300 years.

The city of Selma with its approximately 20,000 inhabitants is best known for the marches from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. These were the high point of the civil rights movement Demonstrators of the first march attacked by police with batons and tear gas.

Alabama Abbreviations

List of Alabama Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations about Alabama are AL which stands for Alabama. In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Alabama, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

AL: Alabama


Acronym Meaning
AL Alabama
ALA Alabama
AF Alabama & Florida Railway Company
A3ES Alabama 3
A3 Alabama 3
AAFP Alabama Academy of Family Physicians
AAID Alabama Academy of Irish Dance
ALAO Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology
AAS Alabama Academy of Science
AAAA Alabama Accumulated Adjustment Account
AAPC Alabama Advanced Practice Council
AATA Alabama Aerospace Teachers’ Association
AAES Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station
AAII Alabama Aircraft Industries, Inc.
AFLR Alabama and Florida Railroad
AGCR Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway
AAA Alabama Apartment Association
AAPC Alabama Association for the Physically Challenged
AAEOPP Alabama Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel
AAESA Alabama Association of Elementary School Administrators
AAHP Alabama Association of Health Plans
AAMA Alabama Association of Municipal Attorneys
ALANA Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists
AAPI Alabama Association of Paralegals, Inc.
AAP Alabama Association of Pathologists
AAR Alabama Association of Realtors
AARS Alabama Association of Rescue Squads, Inc.
AASB Alabama Association of School Boards
AASP Alabama Association of School Psychologists
AAD Alabama Association of the Deaf
AAVFD Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments
AAMA Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association
ABCIA Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association
ABRC Alabama Bird Records Committee
ABWA Alabama Blue Water Adventures
ABNORMAL Alabama Board of Nursing
ABN Alabama Board of Nursing
ABI Alabama Bureau of Investigation
ABIN Alabama Business Incubation Network
ACTA Alabama Cable Telecommunications Association
ACMA Alabama Cast Metals Association
ACA Alabama Cattlemen’s Association
ACPA Alabama Cemetery Preservation Alliance
ACATT Alabama Center for Advanced Technology and Training
ACFI Alabama Center for Foreign Investment
ACCF Alabama Child Caring Foundation
ACMHR Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights
ALCAP Alabama Citizen Action Program
ACAR Alabama Coalition Against Rape
ACAA Alabama Coastal Area Act
ACFA Alabama Coastal Fisherman’s Association
ACBA Alabama College Bookstore Association
ACLP Alabama College Loan Program
ACHE Alabama Commission on Higher Education
ACRA Alabama Concerned Riders Association
ACT Alabama Contemporary Theater
ACES Alabama Cooperative Extension Service
ACES Alabama Cooperative Extension System
ACTES Alabama Council for Technology and Education
ACTE Alabama Council for Technology and Education
ACB Alabama Council of the Blind
ACHR Alabama Council on Human Relations
ALCA Alabama Counseling Association
ACOSS Alabama Course of Study: Science
ACRO Alabama Court Referral Officer
ACUA Alabama Credit Union Administration
ACSA Alabama Crushed Stone Association
ADBMA Alabama Deaf-Blind Multihandicapped Association
ADSFR Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
ADHP Alabama Dental Hygiene Program
ADOC Alabama Department of Corrections
ADECA Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
ADEM Alabama Department of Environmental Management
ADFS Alabama Department of Forensic Science
ADHP Alabama Department of Public Health
ADPH Alabama Department of Public Health
ADRS Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
ADORS Alabama Department of Revenue
ADSS Alabama Department of Senior Services
ADVA Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs
ALDA Alabama Dietetic Association
ADPN Alabama Digital Preservation Network
ADAC Alabama Disabilities Action Coalition
ADAP Alabama Disability Advocacy Program
ALDDS Alabama Disability Determination Service
ADWFF Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries
AEA Alabama Education Association
AERA Alabama Education Retirees Association, Inc.
AETC Alabama Educational Technology Conference
AEC Alabama Electric Cooperative, Inc.
AESBL Alabama Electronic Security Board of Licensure
AEMA Alabama Emergency Management Agency
AERO Alabama Emergency Medical Services Region One
AERC Alabama Emergency Response Commission
AERN Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network
AFLC Alabama Family Law Center
AFT Alabama Family Ties
AFF Alabama Farmers Federation
AFA Alabama Firefighters Association
AFA Alabama Forestry Association
AFDA Alabama Funeral Directors Association
AGIS Alabama Geographic Information Systems
AGA Alabama Golf Association
AGS Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company
AGT Alabama Great Southern Railroad Corporation
AHSF Alabama High School Football
AHSGE Alabama High School Graduation Exam
AHC Alabama Horse Council
AHO Alabama Hospice Organization
AIIA Alabama Independent Insurance Agents, Inc.
AISA Alabama Independent School Association
AIB Alabama Industries for the Blind
AIM Alabama Industry & Manufacturers Association
AIN Alabama Information Network
AITA Alabama Information Technology Association
AIP Alabama Innocence Project
AIDB Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
AIME Alabama Institute for Manufacturing Excellence
AIS Alabama Institutional Serial Number
AITC Alabama International Trade Center
AJBF Alabama Jazz and Blues Federation
AKF Alabama Kidney Foundation
ALI Alabama Law Institute
ALGTI Alabama Local Government Training Institute
AMHI Alabama Manufactured Housing Institute
AMEN Alabama Micro Enterprise Network
AMSTC Alabama Microelectronics Science and Technology Center
AMA Alabama Military Academy
AMX Alabama Motor eXpress
AMLA Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
AMEA Alabama Municipal Electric Authority
AMEA Alabama Music Educators Association
AMTA Alabama Music Teachers Association
ANAS Alabama Newspaper Advertising Service
ANA Alabama Nurserymen’s Association
AOHA Alabama Oncology Hematology Associates
AOC-2 Alabama Open Carry
ALOC Alabama Open Carry
AOC Alabama Open Carry
AOHA Alabama Open Horseman’s Association
AOS Alabama Ornithological Society
AOMA Alabama Osteopathic Medical Association
APPENDIX Alabama Partnership for Progress
APP Alabama Partnership for Progress
APPA Alabama Peanut Producers Association
APPAS Alabama Peanut Producers Association
APDA Alabama Pediatric Dental Associates & Orthodontics
APDA Alabama Pediatric Dental Association
APA Alabama Pharmacy Association
APTA Alabama Physical Therapy Association
APC Alabama Poison Center
API Alabama Polytechnic Institute
APCO Alabama Power Company
APC Alabama Power Company
APA Alabama Press Association
APC Alabama Productivity Center
APA Alabama Psychological Association
APLS Alabama Public Library Service
APSC Alabama Public Service Commission
APARTMENT Alabama Public Television
APT Alabama Public Television
AQAF Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation
ARN Alabama Radio Network
AR Alabama Railroad
ARMT Alabama Reading and Math Test
AREC Alabama Real Estate Commission
ARPA Alabama Recreation and Parks Association
ARA Alabama Retail Association
ARNC Alabama River Newsprint Company
ARBA Alabama Road Builders Association
ARWA Alabama Rural Water Association
ASPA Alabama Scholastic Press Association
ASFA Alabama School of Fine Arts
ASMS Alabama School of Mathematics and Science
ASTA Alabama Science Teachers Association
ASTLC Alabama Science Teaching and Learning Center
ASC Alabama Securities Commission
ASIA Alabama Self-Insurers Association
ASF Alabama Shakespeare Festival
ASDAR Alabama Society Daughters of the American Revolution
ASHE Alabama Society for Healthcare Engineering
ASRC Alabama Society for Respiratory Care
ASCPA Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants
ASPA Alabama Society of Physician Assistants
ASPLS Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors
ASTB Alabama Society of Traditional Bowmen
ASCC Alabama Southern Community College
ABS Alabama Southern Railroad
ASB Alabama State Bar
ASDC Alabama State Data Center
ASDF Alabama State Defense Force
ASNA Alabama State Nurses Association
ASPA Alabama State Port Authority
ASPTF Alabama State Publications Task Force
ASSF Alabama State Site File
ASSA Alabama State Society of Anesthesiologists
ASU Alabama State University
ASAP Alabama Substance Abuse Program
ASC Alabama Supercomputer Center
ASAN Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network
ASO Alabama Symphony Orchestra
ATFA Alabama Treasure Forest Association
ATA Alabama Turfgrass Association
AVMF Alabama Veterans Memorial Foundation
AVMA Alabama Veterinary Medical Association
AVL Alabama Virtual Library
AVALA Alabama Voters Against Lawsuit Abuse
AWIC Alabama Water Improvement Commission
AWWA Alabama Water Watch Association
AWA Alabama Waterfowl Association
AWKS Alabama White Knights
AWK Alabama White Knights
AWRC Alabama Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
AWRS Alabama Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
AWIA Alabama Workforce Investment Area
AWS Alabama Writers Symposium
AYB Alabama Youth Ballet
AYSO Alabama Youth Soccer Organization
ACT Alabama–Coosa–Tallapoosa River Basin Compact
AMRAT Alabama-Mississippi Rapid Assessment Team
AMTA Alabama-Mississippi Telecommunications Association
ACA Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama
ACETA Association of College English Teachers of Alabama
ACCA Association of County Commissions of Alabama
ACEA Association of County Engineers of Alabama
ADAA Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama
BHRA Basset Hound Rescue of Alabama
BBAA Bed & Breakfast Association of Alabama
BAA Biotechnology Association of Alabama
CACB Central Alabama Christian Builders
CACC Central Alabama Community College
CACC Central Alabama Cornhole Club
CAEC Central Alabama Electric Cooperative
CAFHC Central Alabama Fair Housing Center
CAMS Central Alabama Miata Society
CAVHCS Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System
CCA Christian Coalition of Alabama
CBAA Community Bankers Association of Alabama
CLAS Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools
67S Disorderly Person (Alabama public safety radio code)
EAARC East Alabama Amateur Radio Club
EAMC East Alabama Medical Center
EARIC East Alabama Regional In-Service Center
EAPS Eastern Alabama Paranormal Society
EARY Eastern Alabama Railway
EDAA Economic Development Association of Alabama
EDPA Economic Development Partnership of Alabama
EEAA Environmental Education Association of Alabama
FHCNA Fair Housing Center of Northern Alabama
GSA Geological Survey of Alabama
GAC Greater Alabama Council
HICA Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama
IAA Islamic Academy of Alabama
JASA Japan-America Society of Alabama
LLAA Law Libraries Association of Alabama
LA Lower Alabama
MASA Medical Association of the State of Alabama
MAFLA Mississippi, Alabama and Florida
NFAL National Forests in Alabama
NGAAL National Guard Association of Alabama
NAAL Network of Alabama Academic Libraries
NABT North Alabama Birding Trail
NABA North Alabama Boaters Association
NAFF North Alabama Fishing Forum
NAFA North Alabama Freethought Association
NAMC North Alabama Mission Council
NANPA North Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association
NAPI North Alabama Planetarium Initiative
NARM North Alabama Railroad Museum, Inc
NARF North Alabama Regional Furs
NASCA North Alabama Saddle Club Association
NASC North Alabama Shell Club
NASL North Alabama Soccer League
NASC North Alabama Sports Center
NATE North Alabama Teacher Exchange
NATA North Alabama Tourist Association
NAVWC North Alabama Volkswagen Club
NAWF North Alabama Whitewater Festival
NAIA Northern Alabama Investigator’s Association
PCMA Petroleum and Convenience Marketers of Alabama
PPA Planned Parenthood of Alabama
PARCA Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama
PRCA Public Relations Council of Alabama
RSA Retirement Systems of Alabama
SSA School Superintendents of Alabama
SSOA Shooting Stars Over Alabama
SABA South Alabama Beekeepers Association
SASA South Alabama Soccer Association
SCADC South Central Alabama Development Commission
SAMC Southeast Alabama Medical Center
SHA Sweet Home Alabama
TAG Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia Railway Company
TASD Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks
TMMAL Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Inc
TMMA Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama
UKRAINE University of Alabama
ALU University of Alabama
UAB University of Alabama at Birmingham
UAT University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
UAH University of Alabama in Huntsville
UNA University of North Alabama
USA University of South Alabama
USAMC University of South Alabama College
USAF University of South Alabama Foundation
USAMC University of South Alabama Medical Center
UWA University of West Alabama
UCLA Upper Corner of Lower Alabama
VOANA Volunteers of America, North Alabama
WAAM West Alabama Aero Modelers
WAAR West Alabama Animal Rescue
WAFB West Alabama Food Bank
WALC West Alabama Learning Coalition
WAQG West Alabama Quilters Guild
WASA West Alabama Soccer Association
WRA Western Railway of Alabama

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