|1.||Ala, Abbreviation: AL a state of the southeastern US, on the Gulf of Mexico: consists of coastal and W lowlands crossed by the Tombigbee, Black Warrior, and Alabama Rivers, with parts of the Tennessee Valley and Cumberland Plateau in the north; noted for producing cotton and white marble. Capital: Montgomery. Pop: 4 500 752 (2003 est). Area: 131 333 sq km (50 708 sq miles)|
|2.||a river in Alabama, flowing southwest to the Mobile and Tensaw Rivers. Length: 507 km (315 miles)|
|1.||Bernard Law, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, nicknamed Monty. 1887--1976, British field marshal. As commander of the 8th Army in North Africa, he launched the offensive, beginning with the victory at El Alamein (1942), that drove Rommel's forces back to Tunis. He also commanded the ground forces in the invasion of Normandy (1944) and accepted Germany's surrender at Lüneburg Heath (May 7, 1945)|
|2.||L(ucy) M(aud). 1874--1942, Canadian writer; her novels include Anne of Green Gables (1908) and its sequels.|
State in the southeastern United States bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Its capital is Montgomery, and its largest city is Birmingham.
Note: One of the Confederate states during the Civil War.