Montgomery, Alabama

city in and county seat of Montgomery County, Alabama, United States and Alabama federated state capital

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]

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 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 residentsEdit


  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: |year= (help)
  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 URL–wikilink conflict (help)
  4. Neeley, Mary Ann Oglesby (November 6, 2008), "Montgomery", [[Encyclopedia of Alabama]], archived from the original on 2015-01-23, retrieved 2009-05-02 URL–wikilink conflict (help)

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