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Top 10 Least Populous U.S. State Capitals

Can you name the 10 state capitals that have the lowest population?
By city proper population, 2022
Quiz by zoedad
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Last updated: June 5, 2023
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First submittedApril 30, 2017
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Population
City
8,023
Montpelier
13,969
Pierre
19,066
Augusta
28,391
Frankfort
31,685
Juneau
Population
City
33,885
Helena
38,594
Dover
40,648
Annapolis
42,528
Jefferson City
44,503
Concord
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Level 56
May 28, 2020
Congrats on your first feature Zoedad!
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Level 82
May 28, 2020
At last! Congratulations! You deserve it. I admire your perseverance, and so do my friends from the discord server.
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Level 75
May 28, 2020
Congratulations!!!!!! With over 1,600 quizzes, it was well earned.
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Level 69
Jun 7, 2020
No kidding – 1600+?!?! Congrats, zoedad! Glad you kept at it. This one made me think!
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Level 69
Jun 7, 2020
Fun fact to know and love: While the capital of Vermont is named after Montpellier, France and therefore seems like it should be pronounced all French & fancy-like – Mawn'-peel(i)-YAY – it’s actually just pronounced “Mont-PEELier”.

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Level 89
Jul 23, 2020
Just like Ver-say-els (Versailles) and Kay-ro (Cairo). We English speakers are excellent at butchering pronunciations of other languages.
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Level 75
Jul 25, 2020
Many of us in the Cairo, IL area pronounce it "Care'-oh" instead of Cay-ro. Nearby is New Madrid, pronounce Mad'-rid, not Muh-drid', and Hayti, pronounced Hay'-tie.
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Level 67
May 14, 2021
We're just good at pronouncing things phonetically when they are not our words.
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Level 78
Jul 23, 2020
It makes my skin crawl to see the French long e rendered as "ay".
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Level 85
Jul 17, 2020
"Pierre" is pronounced "peer" should you ever go there.
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Level 66
Jul 23, 2020
And Helena is HEL en uh. I have been wanting the NHL to expand to those cities so we can have the Pierre Pressure and the Helena Handbaskets.
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Level 79
Jul 23, 2020
I knew that because it's derived from French.
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Level 50
Jul 27, 2022
But in French, it's not pronounced "peer." XD
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Level 82
Jul 23, 2020
Missed Augusta, Frankfort, Helena, Jefferson City, and Concord... not great. But at least for once Annapolis was a right answer.
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Level 63
Jul 23, 2020
Carson City, NV is less populated than many of those listed.
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Level 65
Dec 23, 2020
Carson City is more populated than all those on the list
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Level 59
Feb 8, 2021
Carson City has 57k as of 2020.
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Level 71
Jul 23, 2020
Interesting, all the data I saw shows the population at about 55,000 for Carson City, Nevada. The population in the 1960s would put them near the lowest on the list.
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Level 55
Dec 23, 2020
I was a bit too hesitant to try dover.
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Level 51
Nov 2, 2021
it feels like it should be bigger
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Level 66
Jan 6, 2023
The lack of Olympia surprised me.
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Level 66
Aug 10, 2023
It's population is around 56K now.
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Level 67
Aug 12, 2023
Just missed Dover
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Level 67
Aug 12, 2023
I assumed Cheyenne would be on here just cuz but I guess it has over 60k, surprising considering it's Wyoming