Nashville, Tennessee

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Nashville, Tennessee
Metropolitan Government of
Nashville and Davidson County
From top to bottom, left to right: Nashville skyline, the Parthenon, Nissan Stadium, Ryman Auditorium, Tennessee State Capitol, Vanderbilt University's The Wyatt Center, First Horizon Park, Bridgestone Arena
From top to bottom, left to right: Nashville skyline, the Parthenon, Nissan Stadium, Ryman Auditorium, Tennessee State Capitol, Vanderbilt University's The Wyatt Center, First Horizon Park, Bridgestone Arena
Flag of Nashville, Tennessee
Flag
Official seal of Nashville, Tennessee
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Music City, Athens of the South
Location within Tennessee
Location within Tennessee
Nashville is located in the United States
Nashville
Nashville
Location within the United States
Nashville is located in North America
Nashville
Nashville
Location within North America
Coordinates: 36°10′00″N 86°47′00″W / 36.16667°N 86.78333°W / 36.16667; -86.78333Coordinates: 36°10′00″N 86°47′00″W / 36.16667°N 86.78333°W / 36.16667; -86.78333
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyDavidson
Founded1779
Incorporated1806
Named forFrancis Nash
Government
 • MayorJohn Cooper (D)
 • Vice MayorJim Shulman[1]
Area
 • Consolidated525.94 sq mi (1,362.2 km2)
 • Land504.03 sq mi (1,305.4 km2)
 • Water21.91 sq mi (56.7 km2)
Elevation
597 ft (182 m)
Population
 (2018)[a][3][4][5]
 • Consolidated692,587
 • Density1,300/sq mi (510/km2)
 • Metro
1,930,961
 • Balance
669,053
Demonym(s)Nashvillian
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
37201-37250
Area code(s)615 and 629
GNIS feature ID1652484
Interstateslink = Interstate 24 link = Interstate 40 in Tennessee link = Interstate 65 in Tennessee link = Interstate 440 (Tennessee)
Other main roadwaysUS 31, US 31W, US 31E, US 31 Alt., US 41, US 41 Alt., US 70, US 70S, US 431, SR 155
WaterwaysCumberland River
Public transitNashville MTA
Regional railMusic City Star
Websitewww.nashville.gov

Nashville is the capital and largest city in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is on the Cumberland River in Davidson County. Nashville is the home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and many major record labels.

Nashville has 569,891 people in it (according to the 2000 census). A resident of Nashville is called a Nashvillian.

Government and politics[change | change source]

The City of Nashville and Davidson County joined in 1963 as a way for Nashville to fight the problems of urban sprawl. The joint metropolitan government offers services such as police, firefighting, electricity, running water, and waste water disposal.

Sports teams[change | change source]

Nashville sports teams include:

References[change | change source]

  1. Garrison, Joey (September 6, 2018). "Jim Shulman elected Nashville vice mayor in lopsided runoff election". The Tennessean. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  2. "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 – County – County Subdivision and Place: 2010 Census Summary File 1". U.S. Census Bureau. 2010. Archived from the original on February 28, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
  3. "State & County QuickFacts – Davidson County, Tennessee". U.S. Census Bureau. April 18, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  4. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018". U.S. Census Bureau. April 2019. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  5. "State & County QuickFacts – Nashville-Davidson (balance)". U.S. Census Bureau. May 23, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2019.

Notes

  1. Consolidated refers to the population of Davidson County; Balance refers to the population of Nashville excluding other incorporated cities within the Nashville-Davidson boundary.

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