Mobile, Alabama

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City of Mobile
Mobile skyline 2007
Mobile skyline 2007
Flag of City of Mobile
Official seal of City of Mobile
Nickname(s): The Port City or Azalea City or The City of Six Flags
Mobile County Alabama Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Mobile Highlighted.svg
Coordinates: 30°41′40″N 88°02′35″W / 30.69444°N 88.04306°W / 30.69444; -88.04306Coordinates: 30°41′40″N 88°02′35″W / 30.69444°N 88.04306°W / 30.69444; -88.04306
Country US
State Alabama
County Mobile
Founded 1702
Incorporated 1814
 • Mayor Sam Jones
 • City 412.9 km2 (159.4 sq mi)
 • Land 305.3 km2 (117.9 sq mi)
 • Water 107.6 km2 (41.5 sq mi)
Elevation(lowest)[1] 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2000)[2][3]
 • City 198,915
 • Metro 399,843
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 251
FIPS code 01-50000
GNIS feature ID 0155153

Mobile (how to say: /moʊˈbiːl/) (pronunciation) is the third most populous city in the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Mobile County.[4] The population within the city limits was 198,915 as of the 2000 census. It is at the head of Mobile Bay. Mobile is the principal municipality of the Mobile Metropolitan Statistical Area, a region of 399,843 residents which is composed solely of Mobile County and is the second largest MSA in the state.[3] Mobile is included in the Mobile-Daphne-Fairhope Combined Statistical Area with a total population of 540,258, the second largest CSA in the state.[5]

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