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.
|City of Nashville and County of Davidson|
Music City, Country Music Capital, Athens of the South
|Named for||Francis Nash|
|• Mayor||John Cooper (D)|
|• Vice Mayor||Jim Shulman|
|• Consolidated||525.94 sq mi (1,362.2 km2)|
|• Land||504.03 sq mi (1,305.4 km2)|
|• Water||21.91 sq mi (56.7 km2)|
|Elevation||597 ft (182 m)|
|• Rank||21st in the United States|
1st in Tennessee
|• Density||1,367.87/sq mi (528.15/km2)|
|• Metro||1,989,519 (36th)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||615 and 629|
|GNIS feature ID||1652484|
|Public transit||Nashville MTA|
|Regional rail||Music City Star|
|Airport||Nashville International Airport|
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:
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- 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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