Fun Facts About Georgia
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- Georgia leads the nation in the production of paper and board, tufted textile products, and processed chicken.
- Georgia is the largest producer of peanuts in the US and produces twice as many peanuts as the next leading state.
- Georgia, through its pine forests, produces ½ of the world's resin and turpentine and 74.4% of the US supply.
- Georgia's state flower is the Cherokee Rose, and the state bird is the Brown Thrasher.
- Georgia's nicknames include "The Empire State of the South," "The Goober State," and "The Peach State."
- Georgia's highest point is Brasstown Bald at 4,784 feet above sea level.
- Georgia's Aquarium is the world's largest indoor aquarium with more than 8 million gallons of water, 100,000 animals, and 500 species.
- Georgia serves as the home to CNN, the federal Centers for Disease Control, and Coca-Cola.
- Georgia last hosted a national group of testing professionals when the PACT conference (a joint effort of MPACT, SETA, and TACTP) met in Atlanta in 1998; it was at that meeting that the idea of the National College Testing Association took shape.