Montgomery, Alabama

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Montgomery, Alabama
Alabama State Capitol
Coordinates: 32°21′42″N 86°16′45″W / 32.36167°N 86.27917°W / 32.36167; -86.27917Coordinates: 32°21′42″N 86°16′45″W / 32.36167°N 86.27917°W / 32.36167; -86.27917
Country United States
State Alabama
County Montgomery
Incorporated December 3 1819
Government
 • Mayor Bobby Bright
Area
 • City 156.19 sq mi (404.53 km2)
 • Land 155.38 sq mi (402.43 km2)
 • Water 0.81 sq mi (2.09 km2)
Population (2006)[1]
 • City 201,998
 • Density 1,281.31/sq mi (499.34/km2)
 • Metro 469,268
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Montgomery is the capital city of the state of Alabama in the United States. In 2000 201,568 people lived there.[2]

History[change | change source]

Montgomery was started on December 3, 1819 by the merging of New Philadelphia and East Alabama Town.[3] The city became a county seat in 1822. On January 28, 1846, the state capital was moved from Tuscaloosa to Montgomery.[4]

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