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United States Capitol in Washington D.C., USA. The capitol is the seat of the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. The United States Capitol served as a template for many state capitols or state house buildings in the 50 US States.
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State Capitals

The United States is a federation of 50 states, each of the U.S. states, as well as the five principal territories of the United States have their own capital. Not every capital is the cultural and economical center of its state or the most populous city, but every capital is the seat of government for the state.

The government of a state consists of three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. In every state, the executive branch is headed by a governor who is directly elected by the people. Other members of the executive branch are also directly elected, including the lieutenant governor, the attorney general, the secretary of state.

All state governments have a bicameral legislature (with the exception of Nebraska), made up of two chambers: a smaller upper house (Senate) and a larger lower house (the Assembly or the House of Representatives). These two chambers are responsible for state laws, they can make laws and change laws.

The judicial branches of a state are usually led by the state supreme court.

From Albany to Washington, on this page you will find all capital cities of the US States with population figures of the city population (2015 est.)

Click on a capital name and have a look at the cities from space, for each city there is a satellite view with 45-degree view and a searchable map, additionally you will find more information about the capital city and links to official sites.

State links lead to a page with more information and a state map.

The list of state capitals is sortable. Click on the rubric heading and sort it by capital city name, state name, the date since when the city is state capital and by population.

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State Capital Cities USA
  Capital City State Capital
since
Population
(2015 est.)
Notes/Trivia
Flag of Albany, New-York state Albany New York 1797 98,500 'The Other New York'
Flag of Annapolis, Maryland Annapolis Maryland 1694 39,500 Temporary capital of the United States (Nov. 1783 to Aug. 1784)
Atlanta, Georgia Flag Atlanta Georgia 1868 464,000 Home to Coca Cola.
Augusta, Maine Flag Augusta Maine 1832 18,500 Easternmost US state capital.
Austin, Texas Flag Austin Texas 1839 932,000 The southernmost state capital and capital of the largest state within contiguous USA.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Flag Baton Rouge Louisiana 1880 228,600 Hub of all things Louisiana.
Bismarck, North Dakota Flag Bismarck North Dakota 1883 71,200 Bismarck holds the world record for the most snow angels made simultaneously.
Boise City, Idaho Flag Boise City Idaho 1865 218,300 Idaho's largest city.
Boston, Massachusetts Flag Boston Massachusetts 1630 667,000 Largest city in New England Region.
Carson City, Nevada Flag Carson City Nevada 1861 54,500 The most unknown US capital.
  Charleston, West Virginia Seal Charleston West Virginia 1885 49,800 West Virginia's largest city.
  Cheyenne, Wyoming Seal Cheyenne Wyoming 1869 63,000 Wyoming's most populous city.
Columbia, South Carolina Flag Columbia South Carolina 1786 133,800 Largest city in the state of South Carolina.
Columbus, Ohio Flag Columbus Ohio 1816 850,000 Largest city in Ohio.
Concord, New Hampshire Flag Concord New Hampshire 1808 42,600 Third largest city in New Hampshire.
Denver, Colorado Flag Denver Colorado 1867 682,500 The “Mile High City”. Denver lies at an altitude of 5,280 feet (1 mi; 1609 m) above sea level.
Des Moines, Iowa Flag Des Moines Iowa 1857 210,300 Largest city and cultural center of Iowa.
Dover, Delaware Flag Dover Delaware 1777 37,500 Longest-serving capital in terms of statehood.
 Frankfort, Kentucky Seal Frankfort Kentucky 1792 27,800 Burial site of Daniel Boone.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Flag Harrisburg Pennsylvania 1812 49,000 The only US capital with a nuclear power plant in the backyard.
Hartford, Connecticut Flag Hartford Connecticut 1875 124,000 Insurance Capital of the World (nickname)
Helena, Montana Flag Helena Montana 1875 30,600 Queen City of the Rockies
Honolulu, Hawaii Flag Honolulu Hawaii 1845 352,000 Westernmost U.S. state capital and the only US state capital south of Miami.
Indianapolis, Indiana Flag Indianapolis Indiana 1825 853,000 Indy, Indiana's largest city.
Jackson, Mississippi Flag Jackson Mississippi 1821 170,600 Largest city in Mississippi, named after the seventh US President Andrew Jackson.
Jefferson City, Missouri Flag Jefferson City Missouri 1826 43,100 Named after the third US President Thomas Jefferson.
Juneau, Alaska Flag Juneau Alaska 1906 32,700 The only U.S. capital that cannot be reached by road. It is also the largest capital by land area.
Lansing, Michigan Flag Lansing Michigan 1847 115,000 The only U.S. state capital within a county, that is not also the county seat.
Lincoln, Nebraska Flag Lincoln Nebraska 1867 277,300 The city is named after the 16th US President Abraham Lincoln.
Little Rock, Arkansas Flag Little Rock Arkansas 1821 198,000 Most populous city of Arkansas
Madison, Wisconsin Flag Madison Wisconsin 1838 249,000 Named after the fourth US President James Madison.
Montgomery, Alabama Flag Montgomery Alabama 1846 200,600 Second largest city in Alabama.
 Montpelier, Vermont Seal Montpelier Vermont 1805 7,600 Smallest state capital in the US by population.
Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee Flag Nashville-Davidson Tennessee 1826 654,600 Second largest city in Tennessee. Nickname: Music City.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Flag Oklahoma City Oklahoma 1910 631,300 Largest city in Oklahoma.
Flag of the State of Washington Olympia Washington 1853 50,300 Northernmost state capital in the contiguous United States.
Phoenix, Arizona Flag Phoenix Arizona 1889 1,563,000 Most populous US state capital.
Pierre, South Dakota Flag Pierre South Dakota 1889 14,000 Second least populous state capital.
Providence, Rhode Island Flag Providence Rhode Island 1900 179,200 Capital of the smallest US state by area.
Raleigh, North Carolina Flag Raleigh North Carolina 1792 451,000 Raleigh was planned and built specifically to serve as a state capital.
Richmond, Virginia Flag Richmond Virginia 1780 220,300 Capital of the South. Richmond served as the capital of the Confederate States of America.
Sacramento, California Flag Sacramento California 1854 490,700 Oldest incorporated city in California.
St. Paul, Minnesota Flag St. Paul Minnesota 1849 300,800 Second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Minnesota
Salem, Oregon Flag Salem Oregon 1855 164,500 Westernmost state capital in the contiguous United States.
Salt Lake City, Utah Flag Salt Lake City Utah 1858 192,600 City was founded by Latter-day Saints.
Santa Fe, New Mexico Flag Santa Fe New Mexico 1610 84,100 Highest state capital in the United States, and its oldest.
Springfield, Illinois Flag Springfield Illinois 1837 116,500 Largest city in central Illinois. And no, it's not the home town of the Simpson family.
Tallahassee, Florida Flag Tallahassee Florida 1824 190,000 Due to its location in the north west of Florida, Tallahassee experiences all four seasons.
Topeka, Kansas Flag Topeka Kansas 1856 127,000 5th largest city in Kansas.
Trenton, New Jersey Flag Trenton New Jersey 1784 84,000 The city is home to the second-oldest state house still in use.
Washington, D.C. Flag Washington, D.C. District of Columbia 1791 672,000 The U.S. capital district is not part of any state, the seat of the U.S. federal government in Washington, D.C. is coextensive with the District of Columbia (D.C.)
 
Territories of the United States
  Capital City Territory   Population (2015 est.) Notes
  Pago Pago American Samoa   11,500 The village of Fagatogo within Pago Pago is the territory's official seat of government.
  Hagåtña (Agaña) Guam   1,050  
  Saipan (island) Northern Mariana Islands   52,000  
  San Juan Puerto Rico   440,000  
  Charlotte Amalie US Virgin Islands   18,500 One of the busiest ports of call for cruise ships in the Caribbean.
 
Population source: US Census.gov - State & County QuickFacts, retrieved 4 July 2016.     Bookmark/share this page
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