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Nashville, Tennessee
Nickname(s): Music City
Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°10′00″N 86°47′00″W / 36.1666667°N 86.7833333°W / 36.1666667; -86.7833333Coordinates: 36°10′00″N 86°47′00″W / 36.1666667°N 86.7833333°W / 36.1666667; -86.7833333
Country United States
State Tennessee
Counties Davidson County
Founded: 1779
Incorporated: 1806
 • Mayor Karl Dean (D)
 • City 526.1 sq mi (1,362.5 km2)
 • Land 502.2 sq mi (1,300.8 km2)
 • Water 23.9 sq mi (61.8 km2)
Elevation 597 ft (182 m)
Population (2005)[1][2][3]
 • City 607,413 (consolidated)
552,120 (balance)
 • Density 1,154.5/sq mi (445.8/km2)
 • Metro 1,498,836
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 37201–37250
Area code(s) 615

Nashville is the capital city of 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), making it the second biggest city in Tennessee after Memphis. 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:


  1. U.S. Census Bureau: Accepted Challenges to Vintage 2005 Population Estimates
  2. O'Neal, Lee Ann (January 18, 2007). "Nashville’s population greater than estimated, census officials say". The Tennessean.
  3. 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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