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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 Memphis - the largest; Nashville - the capital of the state; and Knoxville. Chattanooga is in the southeast of Tennessee.

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Chattanooga from Lookout Mountain
Chattanooga from Lookout Mountain
Nickname(s): 
Scenic City (official), River City
Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee
Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee
Coordinates: 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 code(s)423
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.

Geography and climateEdit

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.\

ReferencesEdit

  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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