Nashville, Tennessee

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Nashville, Tennessee
City of Nashville and County of Davidson
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
Official seal of Nashville, Tennessee
Nickname(s): 
Music City, Country Music Capital, Athens of the South
Interactive map of Nashville
Coordinates: 36°09′44″N 86°46′28″W / 36.16222°N 86.77444°W / 36.16222; -86.77444Coordinates: 36°09′44″N 86°46′28″W / 36.16222°N 86.77444°W / 36.16222; -86.77444
Country United States
State Tennessee
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
 • Consolidated715,884
 • Rank21st in the United States
1st in Tennessee
 • Density1,367.87/sq mi (528.15/km2)
 • Metro1,989,519 (36th)
 • Balance
689,447
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)
U.S. routesUS 31.svg US 31W.svg US 31E.svg US 31A.svg US 41.svg US 41A.svg US 70.svg US 70S.svg US 431.svg
State routesTennessee 12.svg Secondary Tennessee 45.svg Tennessee 100.svg Tennessee 155.svg Secondary Tennessee 171.svg Secondary Tennessee 174.svg Secondary Tennessee 251.svg Secondary Tennessee 253.svg Tennessee 254.svg Secondary Tennessee 255.svg Secondary Tennessee 265.svg Tennessee 386.svg
WaterwaysCumberland River
Public transitNashville MTA
Regional railMusic City Star
AirportNashville International Airport
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.

History[change | change source]

On March 3, 2020, a tornado tracked west to east, just north of the downtown Nashville area, killing at least 25 people and leaving tens of thousands without electricity.[6]

On December 25, 2020, a suicide bombing happened in the city.[7]

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. "QuickFacts: Davidson County, Tennessee". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  4. "QuickFacts: Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance), Tennessee". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  5. "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  6. Gee, Brandon; Timothy Bella; Kim Bellware; Matthew Cappucci (March 3, 2020). "Tornadoes kill at least 19 people, leave trail of destruction in and around Nashville". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  7. Sutton, Caroline (December 25, 2020). "Christmas Day bombing damages much of Nashville's 2nd Ave". WTVF-TV. Retrieved December 25, 2020.

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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