Nashville, Tennessee

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Nashville, Tennessee
Capital and largest city
City of Nashville
Skyline of Nashville, Tennessee
Nickname(s): 
Music City
Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee
Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee
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CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountiesDavidson County
Founded:1779
Incorporated:1806
Government
 • MayorKarl Dean (D)
Area
 • Capital and largest city526.1 sq mi (1,362.5 km2)
 • Land502.2 sq mi (1,300.8 km2)
 • Water23.9 sq mi (61.8 km2)
Elevation
597 ft (182 m)
Population
(2005)[1][2][3]
 • Capital and largest city607,413 (consolidated)
552,120 (balance)
 • Density1,154.5/sq mi (445.8/km2)
 • Metro
1,498,836
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
37201–37250
Area code(s)615
Websitehttp://www.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. U.S. Census Bureau: Accepted Challenges to Vintage 2005 Population Estimates
  2. O'Neal, Lee Ann (January 18, 2007). "Nashville's population greater than estimated, census officials say". The Tennessean.
  3. 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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