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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, Tennessee
Dountoun Memphis skyline
Dountoun Memphis skyline
Banner o Memphis, Tennessee
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
Kintra Unitit States
State Tennessee
Coonty Shelby
Foondit 1819
Incorporated 1826
Named for Memphis, Egyp
 • Mayor A C Wharton
 • Ceety 839.2 km2 (324.0 sq mi)
 • Laund 816.0 km2 (315.1 sq mi)
 • Watter 23.2 km2 (9.0 sq mi)
Elevation 103 m (337 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Ceety 672,567 (20t)
 • Metro 1,316,100
 • Demonym Memphian
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Simmer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
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 code 47-48000[2]
GNIS featur ID 1326388[3]

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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