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The State of Georgia is located in the Southern region of the United States of America. Bordered by Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, and the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia occupies a total area of 59,424.77 square miles. With a population of 9.5 million, Georgia is 9th among the most populous states in the US. As per the 2005 estimates, women comprised 50.5% of the population, and 9.6% of its population are over the age of 65. Georgia has a high literacy rate with 78.6% of the people above the age of 25 being high school graduates, and 24.3% of them earning a bachelor’s degree.
Georgia’s economy is largely dependent on agriculture, trade and service sectors, and manufacturing. Earlier known for its production of cotton, Georgia is now the largest producer of peanuts in the nation. Tobacco and corn are also grown there in large quantities. The largest share of farm income comes from the livestock and poultry products. Tourism also plays an important role in the economy. Places such as the Sea Islands, Warm Springs, Okefenokee Swamp, and Chattahoochee and Oconee national forests draw crowds each year.
Manufacturing of textiles and related products are significant to the state. These manufacturers are centered around the areas of Rome, Macon, Columbus, and Augusta. Georgia also has flourishing foods, paper products, transportation equipments, chemicals, and automobile manufacturing industries. Due to the heavy pine forestation in the state, Georgia supplies a significant amount of the nation’s pulpwood and lumber. There are also rich deposits of minerals, iron ore, clays, gravel, stone, and kaolin.
According to data published in January 2009, the civilian workforce of the State totals 4,819.6 thousand people. About 8.6% are currently unemployed. The major industries contributing to the state's employment are Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (21%), Professional & Business Services (13%), Education & Health Services (11%), Leisure & Hospitality (9%), and Government (17%).
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