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Nashville, Tennessee
Consolidated ceety–coonty
Metropolitan Govrenment o
Nashville an Davidson Coonty
Frae tap left: 2nt Avenue, Kirkland Haw at Vanderbilt Varsity, the Parthenon, the Nashville skyline, LP Field, Dolly Parton performin at the Grand Ole Opry, an Ryman Auditorium
Nickname(s): Muisic Ceety, Athens o the Sooth
Nashville, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee
Location in Davidson Coonty an the state o Tennessee.
Coordinates: 36°10′00″N 86°47′00″W / 36.16667°N 86.78333°W / 36.16667; -86.78333
Kintra Unitit States
State Tennessee
Coonty Davidson
Foondit 1779
Incorporatit 1806
Named for Francis Nash
Government
 • Mayor Karl Dean (D)
Area[1]
 • Consolidatit 527.9 sq mi (1,367 km2)
 • Land 504.0 sq mi (1,305 km2)
 • Water 23.9 sq mi (62 km2)
Elevation 597 ft (182 m)
Population (2010)[2][3][4][5]
 • Consolidatit 626,681
 • Density 1,200/sq mi (460/km2)
 • Metro 1,589,934
 • Balance 601,222
Demonym Nashvillians
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 37201-37250
Area code(s) 615
Interstates I-40, I-24, I-65, an I-440
Watterweys Cumberland River
Airports Nashville Internaitional Airport
Public transit Nashville MTA
Regional rail Muisic Ceety Starn
Website nashville.gov

Nashville (/ˈnæʃvɪl/) is the caipital o the U.S. state o Tennessee an the coonty seat o Davidson Coonty.[6] It is locatit on the Cumberland River in the north-central pairt o the state. The ceety is a center for the muisic, health care, publishin, bankin an transportation industries, an is home tae a lairge nummer o colleges an varsities. Reflectin the ceety's poseetion in state govrenment, Nashville is home tae the Tennessee Supreme Coort's coorthoose for Middle Tennessee. It is maist notably kent as a center o the muisic industry, earnin it the nickname "Muisic Ceety".

Nashville haes a consolidated ceety–coonty govrenment which includes sax smawer municipalities in a twa-tier seestem. As o the 2010 census the population o the ceety o Nashville, nae includin the semi-independent municipalities, stood at 601,222.[4] The population o Davidson Coonty as a whole, includin aw municipalities, wis 626,681.[2] Nashville is the seicont lairgest ceety in Tennessee, efter Memphis, an the fowerth lairgest ceety in the Sootheastren Unitit States. The 2010 population o the entire 13-coonty Nashville metropolitan aurie wis 1,589,934,[7] makin it the lairgest Metropolitan Statistical Aurie in the state. The 2010 population o the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Columbie combined statistical aurie, a lairger trade aurie, wis 1,670,890.[8]

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Nashville haes a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa),[9] wi generally cuil tae moderately cauld winters, an het, humid simmers. Monthly averages range frae 38.1 °F (3.4 °C) in Januar tae 79.9 °F (26.6 °C) in Julie, wi a diurnal temperature variation o 18.5 to 23 °F (10.3 to 12.8 °C). In the winter months, snawfaw daes occur in Nashville but is usually nae hivy. Average annual snawfaw is aboot 5.8 inches (15 cm), fawin maistly in Januar an Februar an occasionally Mairch an December.[10] The lairgest snaw event syne 2000 wis on Januar 16, 2003, when Nashville received 7 inches (18 cm) o snaw in a single storm; the lairgest on record wis 17 inches (43 cm), received on Mairch 17, 1892.[11] Rainfaw is typically greater in winter an ware while hairst is the driest. Ware an faw are generally warm but prone tae severe thunderstorms, which occasionally bring tornadoes — wi recent major events on Aprile 16, 1998; Aprile 7, 2006; Februar 5, 2008; Aprile 10, 2009; an Mey 1–2, 2010. Relative humidity in Nashville averages 83% in the mornins an 60% in the efternoons,[12] which is considered moderate for the Sootheastren Unitit States.[13] In recent decades, due tae urban development, Nashville haes developed an urban heat island (UHI); especially on cool, clear nichts, temperatures are up tae 10 °F (5.6 °C) warmer in the heart o the ceety than in rural ootlyin auries. The entire Nashville region lies within USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a.[14]

Nashville's lang wares an autumns combined wi a diverse array o trees an grasses can eften mak it uncomfortable for allergy sufferers.[15] In 2008, Nashville wis ranked as the 18t-worst ware allergy ceety in the U.S. bi the Asthma an Allergy Foondation o Americae.[16]

The cauldest temperature ever recordit in Nashville wis −17 °F (−27 °C) on Januar 21, 1985, an the heichest wis 109 °F (43 °C) on Juin 29, 2012.[17]

Climate data for Nashville (Nashville Int'l), 1981–2010 normals
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record heich °F (°C) 78
(26)
84
(29)
89
(32)
91
(33)
96
(36)
109
(43)
107
(42)
106
(41)
105
(41)
94
(34)
85
(29)
79
(26)
109
(43)
Average heich °F (°C) 47.4
(8.6)
52.2
(11.2)
61.5
(16.4)
71.0
(21.7)
78.6
(25.9)
86.4
(30.2)
89.8
(32.1)
89.4
(31.9)
82.8
(28.2)
72.1
(22.3)
60.7
(15.9)
50.0
(10.0)
70.2
(21.2)
Average laich °F (°C) 28.9
(−1.7)
32.1
(0.1)
39.5
(4.2)
48.0
(8.9)
57.3
(14.1)
66.0
(18.9)
70.1
(21.2)
68.9
(20.5)
61.2
(16.2)
49.4
(9.7)
39.9
(4.4)
31.8
(−0.1)
49.4
(9.7)
Record laich °F (°C) −17
(−27)
−13
(−25)
2
(−17)
23
(−5)
34
(1)
42
(6)
51
(11)
47
(8)
36
(2)
26
(−3)
−1
(−18)
−10
(−23)
−17
(−27)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.75
(95.3)
3.94
(100.1)
4.11
(104.4)
4.00
(101.6)
5.50
(139.7)
4.14
(105.2)
3.63
(92.2)
3.16
(80.3)
3.41
(86.6)
3.04
(77.2)
4.31
(109.5)
4.23
(107.4)
47.22
(1,199.4)
Snawfall inches (cm) 2.4
(6.1)
2.1
(5.3)
.8
(2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
.5
(1.3)
5.8
(14.7)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 10.3 10.3 10.7 10.8 11.7 10.0 10.2 8.4 7.5 8.0 9.8 11.2 118.9
Avg. snawy days (≥ 0.1 in) 2.1 2.1 .6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .9 5.7
Percent possible sunshine 41 47 52 59 60 65 63 63 62 62 50 42 56
Source: NOAA,[10][18] Weather.com (records)[19]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Nashville is an active participant in the Sister Ceeties program an haes relationships wi the followin touns:[20]

Candidates
Internaitional Friendship Ceety
Municipality Unitit in Friendship

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Geographic Identifiers: Davidson County, Tennessee". Census.gov. 2010. Retrieved August 3, 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "State & County QuickFacts – Davidson County, Tennessee". Census.gov. January 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  3. "Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009" (XLS). Census.gov. March 2010. Archived from the original on January 2, 2011. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "State & County QuickFacts – Nashville-Davidson (balance)". Census.gov. January 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  5. Consolidated refers to the population of Davidson County; Balance refers to the population of Nashville excluding other incorporated cities within the Nashville-Davidson boundary.
  6. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. "Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 – United States – Metropolitan Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico more information 2010 Census National Summary File of Redistricting Data". 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. April 14, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2011. 
  8. U.S. Combined Statistical Areas, 2010
  9. "Nashville Weather". NashvilleFlights.com. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 "NowData – NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved December 21, 2011. 
  11. "Snowstorms Producing at Least 6" at Nashville". NOAA.gov. November 17, 2009. Retrieved December 30, 2009. 
  12. "Nashville Relative Humidity". Cityrating.com. Retrieved August 4, 2008. 
  13. Gale Research (2006). Cities of the United States 1 (5th ed.). Detroit: Thomson-Gale. p. 511. ISBN 0-7876-7369-2. 
  14. http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/
  15. Buchanan, Joy (March 21, 2007). "Nashville's an allergy leader, but it's not alone". The Tennessean. Retrieved March 21, 2007. 
  16. "Spring Allergy Capitals 2008" (PDF). AAFA.org. Retrieved April 29, 2008. 
  17. "Calendar of Significant Weather Events in Middle Tennessee". NOAA.gov. August 3, 2009. Retrieved September 22, 2009. 
  18. "Average Percent Sunshine through 2009". NOAA.gov. National Climatic Data Center. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  19. "Monthly Averages for Nashville, TN". Weather.com. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  20. "Sister Cities of Nashville". SCNashville.org. Retrieved August 3, 2011. 

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