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City of Mobile
Mobile skyline 2007


Nickname(s): The Port City or Azalea City or The City of Six Flags
Coordinates: 30°41′40″N 88°02′35″W / 30.69444°N 88.04306°W / 30.69444; -88.04306Coordinates: 30°41′40″N 88°02′35″W / 30.69444°N 88.04306°W / 30.69444; -88.04306
Country US
State Alabama
County Mobile
Founded 1702
Incorporated 1814
 • Mayor Sam Jones
 • City 412.9 km2 (159.4 sq mi)
 • Land 305.3 km2 (117.9 sq mi)
 • Water 107.6 km2 (41.5 sq mi)
Elevation(lowest)[1] 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2000)[2][3]
 • City 198,915
 • Metro 399,843
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 251
FIPS code 01-50000
GNIS feature ID 0155153

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. 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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