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Metropolitan Government of
Nashville and Davidson County
Flag of Nashville, Tennessee
Flag
Official seal of Nashville, Tennessee
Seal
Nickname(s): 
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
StateTennessee
CountyDavidson
Founded1779
Incorporated1806
Named forFrancis Nash
Government
 • MayorJohn Cooper (D)
 • Vice MayorJim Shulman[1]
Area
 • Consolidated525.94 sq mi (1,362.2 km2)
 • Land504.03 sq mi (1,305.4 km2)
 • Water21.91 sq mi (56.7 km2)
Elevation
597 ft (182 m)
Population
 (2018)[a][3][4][5]
 • Consolidated692,587
 • Density1,316.856/sq mi (508.441/km2)
 • Metro
1,930,961
 • Balance
669,053
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
37201-37250
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
Websitewww.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

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

Nashville sports teams include:

References

Notes

  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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