Montgomery is the inspiring capital of Alabama. The city was incorporated in 1819 and it became the state’s capital in 1846. It is located on the Alabama River and is part of the Gulf Coastal Plain. Montgomery has a population of over 200,000 people and is the state’s second largest city.
Montgomery is known for commodity crops such as cotton, peanuts, and soybeans. Its location on the Alabama River and railroads make it a distribution hub for multiple industries. Its economy includes large sectors of healthcare, business, government, and manufacturing. Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base employs well over 10,000 people.
There are 1600 acres of parkland in Montgomery. There are community centers, a skate park, golf courses, Cramton Bowl Stadium and Multiplex, tennis courts, playgrounds, baseball/softball fields, soccer fields, and a riverboat.
Montgomery’s culture includes a vibrant art scene. The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is in East Montgomery. Montgomery Zoo, the Hank Williams Museum, and the Museum of Alabama attract many visitors. The Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents year-round performances. The Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts houses the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, the Alabama Dance Theatre, and the Montgomery Ballet, as well as, other performances. Montgomery is, also, home to the Montgomery Biscuits baseball team. A LPGA golf event and sporting events at colleges and universities attract many individuals.
Alabama State University, University of Alabama, Auburn University of Montgomery, Faulkner University, and Huntingdon College have substantial student enrollment. There are also two-year colleges in Montgomery. Maxwell Air Force Base includes the Air University for military personnel education.
Montgomery has a humid subtropical climate. Winters are short and mild, springs and autumns are warm, and summers are long, hot, and humid. It rains throughout the year. Thunderstorms are common and tornadoes do occur.
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