Nashville, Tennessee

consolidated city-county in Davidson County, Tennsessee, United States, and the state capital of Tennsessee

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.

Nashville, Tennessee
Capital and largest city
City of Nashville
Nashville collage 2009.jpg
Music City
Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee
Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee
Coordinates: Coordinates: 36°10′00″N 86°47′00″W / 36.16667°N 86.78333°W / 36.16667; -86.78333
CountryUnited States
CountiesDavidson County
 • MayorKarl Dean (D)
 • Capital and largest city526.1 sq mi (1,362.5 km2)
 • Land502.2 sq mi (1,300.8 km2)
 • Water23.9 sq mi (61.8 km2)
597 ft (182 m)
 • Capital and largest city607,413 (consolidated)
552,120 (balance)
 • Density1,154.5/sq mi (445.8/km2)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)615

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.

Sports teamsEdit

Nashville sports teams include:


  1. U.S. Census Bureau: Accepted Challenges to Vintage 2005 Population Estimates
  2. O'Neal, Lee Ann (January 18, 2007). "Nashville's population greater than estimated, census officials say". The Tennessean.
  3. Consolidated refers to the population of Davidson County, Balance refers to the population of Nashville excluding other incorporated cities within the Nashville-Davidson boundary

Other websitesEdit