Georgia was the 4th state in the USA; - it became a state on January 2, 1788. - State Capital is Atlanta. - Nickname is Empire State of the South, Peach State.
Georgia's newest flag was designed in May, 2003 - it has three horizontal stripes, red, white, and red, with a blue square in the canton position (the upper left area of the flag). - In the blue square is a circle of 13 white, five-pointed stars around the seal of the state of Georgia (pictured in yellow). - The Georgia state seal pictures three pillars (symbolizing the three branches of government in the USA: - the Legislative, the Executive and the Judicial) under an arch (symbolizing the Constitution), - the year 1776 (the date of the Declaration of Independence), - banners reading "CONSTITUTION," "JUSTICE," "WISDOM," and "MODERATION." - under the pillars are the words (in white), "IN GOD WE TRUST."