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Montgomery /mɒntˈɡʌməri/ is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Named for Richard Montgomery, it is located on the Alabama River, in the Gulf Coastal Plain. As of the 2013 Census, Montgomery has a population of 201,332. It is the second-largest city in Alabama, after Birmingham, the 115th largest in the United States. The Montgomery Metropolitan Statistical Area had a 2010 estimated population of 374,536. It is the fourth-largest in the state and 136th among United States metropolitan areas. The city was incorporated in 1819 as a merger of two towns situated along the Alabama River. It became the state capital in 1846, representing the shift of power to the south-central area with the growth of cotton as a commodity crop of the Black Belt and the rise of Mobile as a mercantile port on the Gulf Coast. In February 1861, Montgomery was selected as the first capital of the Confederate States of America, until the seat of government moved to Richmond, Virginia, in May of that year. During the mid-20th century, Montgomery was a major center of events and protests in the Civil Rights Movement, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Selma to Montgomery marches. In addition to housing many Alabama government agencies, Montgomery has a large military presence due to Maxwell Air Force Base; public universities Alabama State University, Troy University (Montgomery campus), and Auburn University at Montgomery; private colleges/universities Faulkner University and Huntingdon College; high-tech manufacturing, including Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama; and cultural attractions such as the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Two ships of the United States Navy have been named after the city, including USS Montgomery. Montgomery has won several national awards: Best Historic City by USA Today, All-America City in 2014 by the National Civic League, "Top City For Job Growth" in 2014 by ziprecruiter.com, and the 'happiest city in Alabama.' Montgomery has also been recognized nationally for its downtown revitalization and new urbanism projects. It was one of the first cities in the nation to implement Smart Code Zoning.

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Montgomery is the capital city of the state of Alabama. Montgomery sees a lot of military activity due to the presence of Maxwell Air Force Base. Places to visit in Montgomery include many of its parks, churches, landmark buildings and museums. Some of the most famous ones are; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Civil Rights Memorial, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Montgomery Zoo, Blount Cultural Park, Alabama State Capitol, Rosa Parks Library and Museum, and Old Alabama Town. Montgomery has a vast parkland which has various community centres, golf courses, playgrounds, and stadiums where visitors can spend a day playing with friends and family. Some of the events and festivals happening in Montgomery are Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Alabama National Fair.

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Facts and Stats for Montgomery*

  • Pollution Statistics in Montgomery

    Know the pollution level of Montgomery before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 29.17 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 27.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Montgomery: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Montgomery for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Montgomery.

    • Burglary and Theft 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 68.75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 78.13 (High)
    • Attacks 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 71.88 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 71.88 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 21.88 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 65.63 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 84.38 (Very High)
  • Living in Montgomery - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 35.66 (Low)
    • Climate Index 87.78 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 44.06 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 22.33 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 22.22 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Montgomery

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Montgomery

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.97 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.5 USD

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