Friday, May 10, 2013

Fact of the Day: Albany New York

Despite being one of the greatest known cities of the world, New York City is not the capital of New York state. That honor belongs to Albany, New York. Albany is roughly 22 times smaller in area than New York City, and has only a population of roughly 97,000 versus New York City's eight million. 

21 comments:

MEcoy said...

wel home come it was known morethan the capital

Pilar Domínguez said...

Wow, I didn´t know this. Very interesting, Adam. Kisses:)

DWei said...

I wonder what there's to do in Albany...

Bob Bushell said...

Well, fancy that.

Margaret D said...

Really!

Unknown said...

Knew it, as I live close by

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Never knew that

Karen Baldwin said...

Albany looks smaller than Toledo, where I used to live. Can a city be smaller?

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

And very few people probably know this.

Emmylou said...

LOL...did not know this, and Albany is pretty close to us too!

Dana said...

I live in New York, so yep, I knew this one. :)

DEZMOND said...

I thought NY had more than eight million.

Unknown said...

wow,,high population

Adam said...

depends on what type of population is counted. Metro population counts are always off the charts.

jaybird said...

Albany is a cool city. I like it there!

Pat Hatt said...

I thought it was NY for the longest while, but heard this last year, go figure.

Fundy Blue said...

I'll bet if you asked 8,000,000 random people what the capitol of New York state is, they'd say NYC! How funny! Central City was a serious contender for the capitol of Colorado, but Denver won out!

Unknown said...

oh! never know that
i wonder what's the reason behind the little capital

Theresa Mahoney said...

I did know this thanks to having to learn all of the capitals in school. I would much rather visit NYC though!

Linda said...

Cool fact.

Teddi said...

i always wondered why it was the capital instead of nyc.