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About Talladega, Alabama

Talladega ( /?tæl??d???/) is a city in Talladega County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 16,735. The city is the county seat of Talladega County . Talladega is approximately 50 miles east of Birmingham, Alabama.The city is home to the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind and the Talladega Municipal Airport, a public general aviation airport. The Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega College and the International Motorsports Hall of Fame are located nearby.Talladega is a Muscogee (Creek) Native American word derived from TVLVTEKE. The source of this name is Creek 'talwa' [dot over the "a"], town, and 'atigi' [another dot over the "a"], border -- 'Border Town' -- a town indicating its location on the boundary between the lands of the Creek tribe and those of the Natchez. While the town's name is /?tæl??d???/ by local inhabitants, the racetrack's name is /?tæl??de???/ by auto racing fans.

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Talladega Facts

  • Population Total: 16735
  • Square Miles: 23.9
  • Area Code: 256
  • Elevation: 558
  • Postal Codes: 35160-35161
  • Timezone: Central (North America)
  • Website: http://www.talladega.com/