Elevations rise to 1,800 feet (550 metres) in the more rugged eastern portions.
The Great Appalachian Valley forms another marked division to the east.
Alabama, constituent state of the United States of America, admitted to the union in 1819 as the 22nd state.
Alabama forms a roughly rectangular shape on the map, elongated in a north-south direction.
Pine trees predominate, and live oaks are also found statewide, adding character to the streets of the older towns and cities.Occasionally the temperature may rise to 100 °F (38 °C) in the summer, whereas frosts occur with more frequency; snow may sometimes fall in the northern counties.