Here"s alist of allthe state capitals and largest cities in the United States. The list includes some fun facts about each capital. Here"s a national fun fact: New York City was the first capital of the United States once the Constitution was ratified.

State capitals are often centrally located in a state. Having one location to govern from can facilitate the processes of providing government functions and rules. As you can see below, the largest city is sometimes the capital city, but not always.

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1. Alabama


State Capital: Montgomery Largest City: Birmingham

Montgomery is the site of many landmark civil rights events, like the Montgomery bus boycotts throughout 1955 and 1956 and the Selma-to-Montgomery March for voting rights in 1965.

The nation?s oldest baseball field, Rickwood Field, which opened in 1910, is located in Birmingham.

2. Alaska

State Capital: Juneau Largest City: Anchorage

If you"re thinking of going on a road trip directly to Juneau, note you can"t drive intothe city.You can only fly or ferry in.

Forty-one percent of the state"s population lives in Anchorage.

3. Arizona

State Capital: Phoenix Largest City: Phoenix

Phoenix is the most populous state capital with approximately 1.5 million people living there.According to the National Climatic Data Center, the sun shines on Phoenix for 85 percent of its daylight hours.

4. Arkansas

State Capital: Little Rock Largest City: Little Rock

Little Rock became the capital of the territory of Arkansas in 1821. The name ?little rock? comes from the French explorer Bernard de la Harpe. In 1722, he saw rock formations jutting out from the Ouachita Mountains and named one groupthe big rock and the other the little rock.

5. California

State Capital: Sacramento Largest City: Los Angeles

Sacramento is California"s sixth capital since 1854.

You can visit the memorial of Senator Capitol Kitty, a stray cat that lived at the state capital for 13 years.

Los Angeles has more than 3.9 million residents.

6. Colorado

State Capital: Denver Largest City: Denver

Denver became the territorial capital in 1867. Denver is 155 square miles and has a population of 663,862.Denver is exactly one mile above sea level, giving it the nickname, the Mile High City.

7. Connecticut

State Capital: Hartford Largest City: Bridgeport

Hartford became the sole capital of Connecticut in 1875. Originally, both New Haven and Hartford were capital cities, starting in 1701.

Bridgeport Harbor is one of three deep-water ports in the state. Bridgeport has just over 145,000 residents.

8. Delaware

State Capital: Dover Largest City: Wilmington

In Dover, the old statehouse on the green (built in part in 1722 as the county courthouse) has been the capitol building since 1777.

Wilmington is located halfway between New York City and Washington, D.C. and has just over 71,000 residents.

9. Florida

State Capital: Tallahassee Largest City: Jacksonville

Tallahassee became the capital of Florida in 1823. The founder of Famous Amos Cookies, Wally Amos, was born and raised in Tallahassee.

Jacksonville is the largest city by area in the continental United States with over 840 square miles.

10. Georgia

State Capital: Atlanta Largest City: Atlanta

In 1877, Atlanta became the capital of Georgia, succeeding Milledgeville, which was the state?s fourth capital. Approximately 17 Fortune 500 companies (including Coca-Cola) call Atlanta home.

11. Hawaii

State Capital: Honolulu Largest City: Honolulu

Honolulu has the only royal palace in the U.S. TheIolani Palacewas the official residence for the Hawaiian monarchs who lived on the estate before Queen Lili"uokalani was overthrown in 1891.According to the 2010 Census, Honolulu has more than 337,000 residents.

12. Idaho

State Capital: Boise Largest City: Boise

Boise became the capital of the territory of Idaho in 1864. Approximately228,900 people live there. In Boise, it"s a law that "Residents may not fish from a giraffe?s back."

13. Illinois

State Capital: Springfield Largest City: Chicago

President AbrahamLincoln spentmuch of his life in Springfield and youcan visit his housethere.

Chicago was a small town when Springfield became the state capital in 1834 and now it boasts 2.7 million residents.

14. Indiana

State Capital: Indianapolis Largest City: Indianapolis

Indianapolis became the state capital in 1825. Currently, it has more than 864,000 residents. Did you know that in Indiana, it"s illegal to collect rags on Sundays? It"s also illegal to ride over 10 miles per hour on your horse.

15. Iowa

State Capital: Des Moines Largest City: Des Moines

Des Moines became the capital in 1857 -- the previous capital was Iowa City. Des Moines suffered several floods in the 1950s, and despite flood control measures constructed on the Des Moines River, was again inundated in 1993.

16. Kansas

State Capital: Topeka Largest City: Wichita

Topeka has served as Kansas?s capital since it became a state in 1861. The Topeka Train Robbersis the city"s official baseball team. The mascot"s name is MacBurgular.

Wichita has almost 390,000 residents.

17. Kentucky

State Capital: Frankfort Largest City: Louisville

In 1792, the year Kentucky became the 15th state, Frankfort became its capital. Frankfort native, George Graham Vest, is best known for coining the phrase "dog is a man"s best friend."

The Louisville Metro population is 1.2 million.

18. Louisiana

State Capital: Baton Rouge Largest City: New Orleans

The capital of Louisiana moved around quite a bit. New Orleans had the title twice before the titlesettled on Baton Rouge in 1879.

New Orleans has a population of more than 384,000 residents.

19. Maine

State Capital: Augusta Largest City: Portland

Augusta was named the state capital in 1827. Woodrow Wilson grew up in Augusta and you can still visit his boyhood home today.

Portland?s population is just under 67,000 residents.

20. Maryland

State Capital: Annapolis Largest City: Baltimore

From November 26, 1783, to August 13, 1784, Annapolis was the location of the nation?s capital. The statehouse where George Washington resigned as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in 1783 (and where the treaty that ended the Revolutionary War was ratified in 1784) still stands in Annapolis.

Baltimore has a population of nearly 622,000 residents.

21. Massachusetts

State Capital: Boston Largest City: Boston

There was once a flood of molasses in Boston thatkilled21 people. Some claim that parts of Boston"s North End still smelllike molasses on a hot day.

22. Michigan

State Capital: Lansing Largest City: Detroit

Lansing is the only state capital that isnot the county seat.

Detroit had a population of just over 1 million residents in 1990 and now has just over 680,000 residents.

23. Minnesota

State Capital:St. Paul Largest City: Minneapolis

In 1849, St. Paul was named the capital of the Minnesota territory.

Minneapolis is one of the top 50 largest cities in the country, with 407,207 residents. The capitol building, completed in 1904 and designed by CassGilbert, was also modeled after St. Peter"s Basilicain Rome.

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24. Mississippi

State Capital: Jackson Largest City: Jackson

Jackson was named after President Andrew Jackson and was chosen as the capital in 1821. Jackson has a population of approximately 169,000 residents. The first Republican party convention was held in Jackson on July 6, 1854.