The capital of the United States of America has been Washington D.C since 1800. Also each of the fifty states of USA and its five main territories has its own capital.
The United States has an area of 9,160,000 km2 and a current population of 327 millions of people. This gives it a population density of 35.70 inhabitants per km2.
The following table lists each of the 50 US states with their respective capitals and their year.
|State||Capital||Date of Status|
|New Mexico||Santa Fe||1912|
|Utah||Salt Lake City||1896|
In 33 states of the country, the capital is not the most populous city. Just as only two of the capitals (Trenton and Carson City) are on the border with another state. While Juneau shares a border with the Canadian Province of British Columbia.
Unrecognized National capitals.
There was a group of nations within the United States that were never officially recognized as independent sovereign entities.
Before joining the United States as the fourteenth state, it was an independent republic called the “Republic of Vermont.” In which two cities served as the capital of such republic:
- Westminster, 1777
- Windsor, 1777-1791
Once it officially became a federal state of the United States, its capital changed to Montpelier.
Confederate States of America
The Confederate States of America had two capitals. The first founded on February 4, 1861 in Montgomery. And another after being transferred to Richmond on May 29, 1861.
- Montgomery, Alabama: February 4, 1861 – May 29, 1861
- Richmond, Virginia: May 29, 1861 – April 3, 1865.
It was an autonomous secessionist territory created shortly after the end of the American Revolution. The state of Franklin later became part of the state of Tennessee. It existed for only four years.
- Jonesborough, 1784
- Greeneville, 1785
It was a Native American state that was short-lived in Florida. It existed from 1799 to 1803. It had only one capital.
- Miccosukee, 1799 – 1803
West Florida Republic
A short-lived republic consisting of parts of Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama.
- St. Francisville, 1810