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.
Capital and largest city
|City of Nashville|
|• Mayor||Karl Dean (D)|
|• Capital and largest 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)|
|• Capital and largest city||607,413 (consolidated)|
|• Density||1,154.5/sq mi (445.8/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Nashville has 569,891 people in it (according to the 2000 census). A resident of Nashville is called a Nashvillian.
Government and politicsEdit
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:
- U.S. Census Bureau: Accepted Challenges to Vintage 2005 Population Estimates
- O'Neal, Lee Ann (January 18, 2007). "Nashville's population greater than estimated, census officials say". The Tennessean.
- 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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