Nashville metropolitan area

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The Mid-State
Nashville-Davidson-Mufreesboro-Franklin, TN MSA
Nashville skyline from Fort Negley 2018.jpg
Nashville-Davidson-Mufreesboro-Franklin Metropolitan Statistical Area
Nashville-Davidson-Mufreesboro-Franklin Metropolitan Statistical Area
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of Tennessee.svg Tennessee
Largest cityFlag of Nashville, Tennessee.png Nashville
Principal cities - Murfreesboro
 - Franklin
Area
 • Total7,484 sq mi (19,380 km2)
Highest elevation
Short Mountain
2,092 ft (638 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,989,519 (36th)
 • Density258/sq mi (100/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central Time Zone (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code(s)615, 629
Websitewww.visitmusiccity.com

The Nashville metropolitan area (officially, the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area) is a metropolitan statistical area centered around Nashville, Tennessee, the capital and largest city in Tennessee, in the United States. With a population of nearly 2 million, it is the most populous metropolitan area in Tennessee. It is also the largest metropolitan area in Tennessee, in terms of land area.