11 Cities That Are "Unofficial" State Capitals

Sometimes the state capital is exactly what you think it is. Oklahoma? Oklahoma City. Boom. That makes sense. But then sometimes you get thrown off. For instance, New York City is not the capital of New York. But it should be. Here we lay out the case for 11 alternate state capitals, as well as our reasons why.

1 of 11 11. New York City, New York

NYC is the largest city in the country, and one of the largest on the planet. It's a massive hub for commerce and the arts, and yet it's technically a "second city" to Albany. Albany! Look, New York is basically the capital of the world. You know it, I know it, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys know it. Are you really going to argue with Jay-Z?

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