Only 5% Of Americans Can Tell Which Of These Cities Is NOT A State Capital! Can You?

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Abi Luftig

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We all learned the state capitals in elementary school, but very few of us still remember them. Instead, we tend to remember the major cities, which are not always the capital. If given four major cities, can you pick which one is not a state capital?

Which Midwest city is not a capital?

Chicago is not the capital of Illinois, Springfield is. However, Chicago is the largest city in the state, while the capital is only 6th largest.

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Which Pacific region city is not a capital?

Anchorage has the highest population of any city in Alaska, despite not being the capital. Its population is nearly 10 times higher than the capital city's, Juneau.

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Which city in New England is not a capital?

Bangor is not the capital city of Maine. The capital of Maine is Augusta.

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Which Southeastern city is not a capital?

Memphis is the most populated city in Tennessee and all of the East South Central region, but it is not a capital city. The capital of Tennessee is Nashville.

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Which Mountain region city is not a capital?

Las Vegas might be the most popular city in Nevada, but it is not the capital. That honor belongs to Carson City.

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Which South Atlantic city is not a capital?

Despite having the largest population in the state, Jacksonville is not the capital of Florida, Tallahassee is. And yes, Jacksonville has a higher population than Miami.

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Which Mountain region city is not a capital?

Jasper is the second-largest city in Wyoming, but it is not the capital. The capital of Wyoming is Cheyenne, which is also the largest city.

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Which Southwest city is not a capital?

Despite its popularity, Dallas is not a capital. The capital of Texas is Austin.

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Which Mountain region city is not a capital?

Billings is the largest city in Montana, but it is not the capital; the capital of Montana is Helena.

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Which Pacific city is not a capital?

Portland is the largest city in Oregon. While it may be the hipster capital of the country, it is not the capital city of the state; Salem is.

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Which central Southwest city is not a capital?

The Big Easy is the largest city in Louisiana and is home to the state Supreme Court. However, Baton Rouge is the capital, not New Orleans.

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Which Pacific city is not a capital?

Los Angeles is the largest and most populated city in California. However, Sacramento is the capital.

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Which New England city is not a capital?

Bridgeport is the largest city in Connecticut, but it is not the capital. New Haven is the capital city, with approximately 25,000 fewer residents than Bridgeport.

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Which Midwestern city is not a capital?

Dayton is the 6th largest city in Ohio; Columbus, the capital city, is the largest.

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Which Midwestern city is not a capital?

Wichita is the largest city in Kansas; the capital city of Topeka is 5th largest.

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Which New England city is not a capital?

The capital of New Hampshire is Concord. It is the third largest city in the state, Manchester and Nashua being larger.

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Which Midwestern city is not a capital?

Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa; the capital, Des Moines, is the largest.

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Which Midwestern city is not a capital?

Little Rock is both the capital city of and the largest city in Arkansas. Fort Smith is the second biggest city and has almost half the population size.

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Which New England city is not a capital?

Burlington is the largest city in Vermont; it has nearly six times the population of Montpelier, the capital.

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Which Atlantic city is not a capital?

Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware; the capital city of Dover has a population half the size.

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Which East South Central city is not a capital?

Birmingham just barely wins for the largest city in Alabama. It has roughly 15,000 more residents than the capital and 2nd largest city, Montgomery.

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Which Pacific city is not a capital?

Seattle is the biggest city in Washington. The capital city of Olympia comes in at a surprising 24th place.

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Which Atlanic city is not a capital?

Baltimore is by far the largest city in Maryland, with a population of over 600,000. The capital of Annapolis comes in 7th with less than 40,000.

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Which East South Central region city is not a capital?

Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky. The capital city of Frankfort comes in surprisingly in 14th place.

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Which East South Central region city is not a capital?

Jackson is both the capital and the largest city in Mississippi. The second largest city is Gulfport.

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Which West South Central region city is not a capital?

Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma. Its namesake, Oklahoma City, is both the largest and the capital.

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Which Mid-Atlantic city is not a capital?

Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania. The capital of Harrisburg is the 15th largest.

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Which Mid-Atlantic city is not a capital?

The Big Apple is by far the biggest city in New York with a population of over 8 million. The capital city of Albany has less than 100,000.

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Which Mid-Atlantic city is not a capital?

Newark is the largest city in New Jersey; it has nearly 3 times as many residents as the capital of Trenton.

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Which Midwest city is not a capital?

Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri; the capital city of Jefferson City is the 15th largest.

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Which Midwestern city is not a capital?

Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota. It has approximately 50,000 more residents than the capital city of Bismarck.

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Which Mountain region city is not a capital?

Provo is the third largest city in Utah. Salt Lake City is both the largest city and the capital.

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Which Southeast city is not a capital?

Despite its prevalence and pull as a tourist attraction, Savannah is only the 5th largest city in Georgia. Atlanta is both the largest city and the capital.

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Which Midwestern city is not a capital?

Detroit is the largest city in Michigan. It has over 600,000 more residents than the capital city of Lansing.

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Which Midwest city is not a capital?

Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin, and has almost 400,000 more residents than Madison. However, Madison has bragging rights as capital.

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