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Metropolitan Government of
Nashville and Davidson County
Flag of Nashville, Tennessee
Official seal of Nashville, Tennessee
Location within Tennessee
Location within Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°10′00″N 86°47′00″W / 36.16667°N 86.78333°W / 36.16667; -86.78333Coordinates: 36°10′00″N 86°47′00″W / 36.16667°N 86.78333°W / 36.16667; -86.78333
CountryUnited States
Named forFrancis Nash
 • MayorJohn Cooper (D)
 • Vice MayorJim Shulman[1]
 • Consolidated525.94 sq mi (1,362.2 km2)
 • Land504.03 sq mi (1,305.4 km2)
 • Water21.91 sq mi (56.7 km2)
597 ft (182 m)
 • Consolidated692,587
 • Density1,316.856/sq mi (508.441/km2)
 • Metro
 • Balance
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
GNIS feature ID1652484
Interstateslink                      = Interstate 24 link                      = Interstate 40 in Tennessee link                      = Interstate 65 in Tennessee link                      = Interstate 440 (Tennessee)
Other main roadwaysUS 31, US 31W, US 31E, US 31 Alt., US 41, US 41 Alt., US 70, US 70S, US 431, SR 155
WaterwaysCumberland River
Public transitNashville MTA
Regional railMusic City Star

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

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.


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

Nashville sports teams include:


  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. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 
  3. "State & County QuickFacts – Davidson County, Tennessee". U.S. Census Bureau. April 18, 2019.,US/PST045217. Retrieved July 12, 2019. 
  4. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018". U.S. Census Bureau. April 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2019. 
  5. "State & County QuickFacts – Nashville-Davidson (balance)". U.S. Census Bureau. May 23, 2019.,davidsoncountytennessee,US/PST045217. Retrieved July 12, 2019. 
  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". 
  7. Sutton, Caroline (December 25, 2020). "Christmas Day bombing damages much of Nashville's 2nd Ave" (in en). WTVF-TV. Retrieved December 25, 2020. 


  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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