Montgomery, Alabama

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Montgomery, Alabama
City
City of Montgomery
Alabama State Capitol
Alabama State Capitol
Flag of Montgomery, Alabama
Flag
Montgomery County Alabama Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Montgomery Highlighted.svg
Country  United States
State  Alabama
County Montgomery
Incorporated December 3 1819
Government
 • Mayor Bobby Bright
Area
 • City 404.53 km2 (156.19 sq mi)
 • Land 402.43 km2 (155.38 sq mi)
 • Water 2.09 km2 (0.81 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 • City 201,998
 • Density 499.34/km2 (1,281.31/sq mi)
 • Metro 469,268
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website http://www.montgomeryal.gov

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

History[change | change source]

Montgomery was started on December 3, 1819 by merging 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] For a few months in 1861 Montgomery was the capital of the Confederate States of America.

Notable natives and residents[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Alabama, Listed Alphabetically: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006" (CSV). 2007 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. June 28 2007. Retrieved June 28, 2007.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ""Montgomery city, Alabama - Fact Sheet"". "American Fact Finder". Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  3. Lewis, Herbert J. (August 31, 2007), "Montgomery County", [[Encyclopedia of Alabama]], retrieved 2009-01-31  URL–wikilink conflict (help)
  4. Neeley, Mary Ann Oglesby (November 6, 2008), "Montgomery", [[Encyclopedia of Alabama]], retrieved 2009-05-02  URL–wikilink conflict (help)

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