Chattanooga, Tennessee

city in and county seat of Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States

Chattanooga is the fourth-largest city in Tennessee, a state in the United States of America. Cities larger than it are Nashville - the capital and largest city of the state; Memphis; and Knoxville. Chattanooga is in the southeast of Tennessee.

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Chattanooga from Lookout Mountain
Chattanooga from Lookout Mountain
Flag of Chattanooga, Tennessee
Official seal of Chattanooga, Tennessee
Nickname(s): 
Scenic City (official), River City
Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee
Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°2′44″N 85°16′2″W / 35.04556°N 85.26722°W / 35.04556; -85.26722
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountiesHamilton, Marion
Government
 • MayorAndy Berke
Area
 • City143.2 sq mi (370.8 km2)
 • Land135.2 sq mi (352.2 km2)
 • Water8.0 sq mi (20.6 km2)
Elevation
676 ft (206 m)
Population
 (2006)
 • City168,293 (city proper)
 • Metro
496,704
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code423
FIPS code47-14000[1]
GNIS feature ID1307240[2]
Websitehttp://www.chattanooga.gov

The first people to live in the Chattanooga area were Native American Indians with sites dating back to the Upper Paleolithic period. The city became a transport hub, which made it a target in the American Civil War.

Geography and climate change

The United States Census Bureau say that the city has a total area of 143.2 square miles (370.8 km²). This is made up of 135.2 square miles (350.2 km²) of land, and 8.0 square miles (20.6 km²) of water (5.56% of the total area).

The most well known natural feature near Chattanooga is the Tennessee River and the surrounding highlands. The city is between the southwestern Ridge-and-valley Appalachians and the foot of Walden's Ridge.

References change

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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