Memphis, Tennessee

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Memphis, Tennessee
Ceety
Dountoun Memphis skyline
Dountoun Memphis skyline
Banner o Memphis, Tennessee
Banner
Nickname(s): 
The River Ceety, The Bluff Ceety
Location in Shelby Coonty an the state o Tennessee
Location in Shelby Coonty an the state o Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee is locatit in the US
Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
Location in the Unitit States
Coordinates: 35°07′03″N 89°58′16″W / 35.11750°N 89.97111°W / 35.11750; -89.97111Coordinates: 35°07′03″N 89°58′16″W / 35.11750°N 89.97111°W / 35.11750; -89.97111
KintraUnitit States
StateTennessee
CoontyShelby
Foondit1819
Incorporated1826
Named forMemphis, Egyp
Govrenment
 • MayorA C Wharton
Area
 • Ceety839.2 km2 (324.0 sq mi)
 • Land816.0 km2 (315.1 sq mi)
 • Water23.2 km2 (9.0 sq mi)
Elevation
103 m (337 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Ceety672,567 (20t)
 • Metro
1,316,100
 • Demonym
Memphian
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
37501, 37544, 38002, 38016, 38018, 38028, 38088, 38101, 38103–38109, 38111–38120, 38122, 38124–38128, 38130–38139, 38141, 38145, 38147–38148, 38150–38152, 38157, 38159, 38161, 38163, 38166–38168, 38173–38175, 38177, 38181–38182, 38184, 38186–38188, 38190, 38193–38194, 38197
Aurie code(s)901
FIPS code47-48000[2]
GNIS featur ID1326388[3]
Wabsteidwww.memphistn.gov

Memphis is a ceety in the soothwastren corner o the U.S. state o Tennessee, an the coonty seat o Shelby Coonty. The ceety is locatit on the 4t Chickasaw Bluff, sooth o the confluence o the Wolf an Mississippi rivers.

Memphis haed a population of 672,277 in 2011 makin it the lairgest ceety in the state o Tennessee, the lairgest ceety on the Mississippi River, the third lairgest in the Sootheastren Unitit States, an the 20t lairgest in the Unitit States. The greater Memphis metropolitan aurie, includin adjacent coonties in Mississippi an Arkansas, haed a 2010 population o 1,316,100.[4] This maks Memphis the seicont lairgest metropolitan aurie in Tennessee, surpassed anly bi metropolitan Nashville, which haes owertaken Memphis in recent years. Memphis is the youngest o Tennessee's major ceeties. A resident o Memphis is referred tae as a Memphian, an the Memphis region is kent, particularly tae media ootlets, as "Memphis & The Mid-Sooth".

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