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What is the Abbreviation for Alabama?
The two digit state code or abbreviation of Alabama known as the "Heart of Dixie" is AL. Alabama has 67 counties, and the capital of the State is Montgomery.


The two digit state code or abbreviation of Alabama is determined by taking the First Two Letters of the State's name.  The two letter, no-period state abbreviation of AL is recommended by the U.S. Postal Service and should always be used where a ZIP code follows. The purpose of introducing the AL State Abbreviation for Alabama was to make room for ZIP codes in the mailing addresses. There was no attempt to standardize the format of the state abbreviations which is why they are usually memorized.

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AP State Abbreviation for Alabama (AL)
The AP State Abbreviations, the old State Abbreviations, are still in use. The AP State Abbreviation for Alabama is:


The Associated Press (AP) style of abbreviation, the old style, is still used by journalists and business people. As some two digit state codes are determined from the first and last letter of the old abbreviation they are important to those learning about State Abbreviations.

Alabama - (AL) - Ala.

Map showing location of Alabama in USA

Where is Alabama? (AL)

The State of Alabama is located in the south east United States on the Gulf of Mexico.


Abbreviation of Alabama - Two Digit State Code Rules
There is no standard format to the State Abbreviations. It's therefore not surprising that you needed to know "What is the Abbreviation for Alabama?  The rules to determine the state acronym, or abbreviation is by the 'First Two Letters', the 'First and Last Letter', the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' and those determined by the 'First and Last Letter of the Old Abbreviation'.

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Alabama Abbreviation (AL)

Alabama Abbreviation - AL
Initials determined by the 'First Two Letters'
Facts about AP style
Alabama - (AL) - Ala.
What state is AL? Abbr of states
Interesting facts about the two digit state code
Old state initials, letters and acronym
Two letter state abbreviation of Alabama (AL)

Alabama Abbreviation (AL)

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