Montgomery, Alabama

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Montgomery, Alabama
City of Montgomery
Alabama State Capitol
Alabama State Capitol
Flag of Montgomery, Alabama
Montgomery County Alabama Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Montgomery Highlighted.svg
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
 • Mayor Bobby Bright
 • 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)

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]

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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.

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