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Flag of City of Mobile
Flag
Official seal of City of Mobile
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Mobile County Alabama Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Mobile Highlighted.svg
Coordinates: Coordinates: 30°41′40″N 88°02′35″W / 30.69444°N 88.04306°W / 30.69444; -88.04306
CountryUS
StateAlabama
CountyMobile
Founded1702
Incorporated1814
Government
 • MayorSam Jones
Area
 • City412.9 km2 (159.4 sq mi)
 • Land305.3 km2 (117.9 sq mi)
 • Water107.6 km2 (41.5 sq mi)
Elevation
(lowest)[1]
3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (2000)[2][3]
 • City198,915
 • Metro
399,843
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code01-50000
GNIS feature ID0155153
Websitehttp://www.cityofmobile.org

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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