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: Coordinates: 32°21′42″N 86°16′45″W / 32.36167°N 86.27917°W / 32.36167; -86.27917
Country United States
State Alabama
IncorporatedDecember 3 1819
 • MayorBobby Bright
 • City404.53 km2 (156.19 sq mi)
 • Land402.43 km2 (155.38 sq mi)
 • Water2.09 km2 (0.81 sq mi)
 • City201,998
 • Density499.34/km2 (1,281.31/sq mi)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)

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,making it the second-most populated city in Alabama after Birmingham which has 197,000.[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.
  2. ""Montgomery city, Alabama - Fact Sheet"". American Fact Finder. Archived from the original on 2009-02-21. Retrieved 2008-05-05.
  3. Lewis, Herbert J. (August 31, 2007), "Montgomery County", Encyclopedia of Alabama, archived from the original on 2010-06-21, retrieved 2009-01-31
  4. Neeley, Mary Ann Oglesby (November 6, 2008), "Montgomery", Encyclopedia of Alabama, archived from the original on 2015-01-23, retrieved 2009-05-02

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