Asked in History of the United StatesWashington DC
History of the United States
What were the two capital cities before Washington DC?
What were the two US capital cities before Washington DC?
Which two cities became US capitals before Washington DC became the permanent capital?
Asked in Washington DC
What was the two states that were capitals of the america before Washington D.C.?
Why is it important to compare London and Washington?
What two cities were the capitals of the US before Washington DC?
Asked in Illinois
What two cities were capital of Illinois before springfield?
What south american nation has two capital cities?
Should Melbourne be the capital city of Australia?
Asked in Australia, Demographics
What are two of the biggest cities in the country of Australia?
Why is Canberra named the Australian capital territory?
Canberra is not named the Australian Capital Territory. Canberra is Australia's federal capital, and it lies within the territory of the ACT, or Australian Capital Territory. The NSW government ceded land for the new Australian Capital Territory to the Commonwealth Government, and the Australian Capital Territory was founded on 1 January 1911. Australia's capital could not be either of the two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, as the two cities had been rivals since before the goldrush days. It was therefore decided that the nation's capital should be situated between the two cities. A location was chosen which was 248km from Sydney and 483km from Melbourne, within easy access of both cities.