Georgia is a state in the southeastern United States. It began as a British colony in 1733, the last and southernmost of the original Thirteen Colonies to be established. Named after King George II of Great Britain, the Province of Georgia covered the area from South Carolina down to Spanish Florida and Louisiana (New France), also bordering to the west towards the Mississippi River. Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on 2 January 1788. In 1802-1804, western Georgia was split to the Mississippi Territory, which later split to form Alabama with part of former West Florida in 1819. Georgia declared its secession from the United States on 19 January 1861, and was one of the original seven Confederate states. It was the last state to be readmitted, on 15 July 1870. Georgia is the 24th largest and the 8th most populous of the 50 states. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia's counties ranked among the nation's 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas. Georgia is known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Atlanta is the state's capital and most populous city.
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2014: Overall rank: 22, fiscal policy rank: 14, regulatory policy rank: 14, personal freedom rank: 43, economic freedom rank: 12
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Macon Georgia Ron Paul Street Corners, 25 Sep 2007
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