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|Metropolitan Government of|
Nashville and Davidson County
Location within Tennessee
|Named for||Francis Nash|
|• Mayor||John Cooper (D)|
|• Vice Mayor||Jim Shulman|
|• Consolidated||525.94 sq mi (1,362.2 km2)|
|• Land||504.03 sq mi (1,305.4 km2)|
|• Water||21.91 sq mi (56.7 km2)|
|Elevation||597 ft (182 m)|
|• Density||1,316.856/sq mi (508.441/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1652484|
|Other main roadways||US 31, US 31W, US 31E, US 31 Alt., US 41, US 41 Alt., US 70, US 70S, US 431, SR 155|
|Public transit||Nashville MTA|
|Regional rail||Music 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.
Nashville sports teams include:
- Tennessee Titans - football
- Nashville Predators - ice hockey
- Nashville Sounds - baseball
- Nashville SC - soccer
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- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 – County – County Subdivision and Place: 2010 Census Summary File 1". U.S. Census Bureau. 2010. https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/GCTPH1.CY10/0500000US47037. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
- "State & County QuickFacts – Davidson County, Tennessee". U.S. Census Bureau. April 18, 2019. https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/davidsoncountytennessee,US/PST045217. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
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- Sutton, Caroline (December 25, 2020). "Christmas Day bombing damages much of Nashville's 2nd Ave" (in en). WTVF-TV. https://www.newschannel5.com/news/explosion-reported-downtown-nashville-police-investigating. Retrieved December 25, 2020.
- Consolidated refers to the population of Davidson County; Balance refers to the population of Nashville excluding other incorporated cities within the Nashville-Davidson boundary.