What Is the Capital of Alabama?


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The capital of Alabama is Montgomery. The city was incorporated in 1819 and became the state capital in 1846, displacing Tuscaloosa. The city covers an area of 156.19 square miles.

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What Is the Capital of Alabama?
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As of 2013, the city of Montgomery had a population of 201,332 people, making it the 111th largest city in the nation. During the Civil War, Montgomery was named the capital of the Confederate States of America. Notable events that occurred in the city include the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery. Major roads leading to Montgomery include Interstate 65 and Interstate 85. The city flower is the rose, and the city bird is the cardinal.

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