The state flag,
adopted in 2003, features an image from one side of the state
seal. Under the image are the words In God We Trust and
surrounding it are 13 stars representing the original 13 states.
The image from the seal is that of an arch supported by three
pillars. The arch symbolizes the U.S. Constitution, and the
pillars represent the executive, legislative, and judicial
branches of government. The state seal was adopted in 1914.
Georgia has the largest land area of any state of the United
States east of the Mississippi River. Its large size and thriving
industries have given it one of its nicknames, the Empire State of
the South. Atlanta is Georgia's capital and largest city. It is
also the state's chief industrial and transportation center.