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City of Tampa

Nickname(s): "Cigar City", "The Big Guava"
Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°56′50″N 82°27′31″W / 27.94722°N 82.45861°W / 27.94722; -82.45861Coordinates: 27°56′50″N 82°27′31″W / 27.94722°N 82.45861°W / 27.94722; -82.45861
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Hillsborough
 • Mayor Bob Buckhorn (D)
 • City 170.6 sq mi (441.9 km2)
 • Land 112.1 sq mi (290.3 km2)
 • Water 58.5 sq mi (151.6 km2)
Elevation 48 ft (14.6 m)
Population (2008)
 • City 332,888
 • Density 2,969.6/sq mi (1,146.7/km2)
 • Urban 2.7 million
 • Metro 4 million
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 813
FIPS code 12-71000[1]
GNIS feature ID 0292005[2]

Tampa is a city in Florida, a state of the United States. It has a population of about 340,000 people as of 2008. Tampa is the 53rd largest city in the USA.


Tampa is the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Storm.

People from Tampa