Nashville, Tennessee

caipital o Tennessee

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 centre for the muisic, heal 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 centre o the muisic industry, earnin it the nickname "Muisic Ceety".

Nashville, Tennessee
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
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
Eik-name(s): 
Muisic Ceety, Athens o the Sooth
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Coordinates: 36°10′00″N 86°47′00″W / 36.16667°N 86.78333°W / 36.16667; -86.78333Coordinates: 36°10′00″N 86°47′00″W / 36.16667°N 86.78333°W / 36.16667; -86.78333
KintraUnitit States
StateTennessee
CoontyDavidson
Foondit1779
Incorporatit1806
Named forFrancis Nash
Govrenment
 • MayorKarl Dean (D)
Area
 • Consolidatit1,367 km2 (527.9 sq mi)
 • Laund1,305 km2 (504.0 sq mi)
 • Water62 km2 (23.9 sq mi)
Elevation
182 m (597 ft)
Population
 (2010)[2][3][4][5]
 • Consolidatit626,681
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,589,934
 • Balance
601222
Demonym(s)Nashvillians
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
37201-37250
Area code(s)615
InterstatesI-40, I-24, I-65, an I-440
WatterweysCumberland River
AirportsNashville Internaitional Airport
Public transitNashville MTA
Regional railMuisic Ceety Starn
Websitewww.nashville.gov

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 tred aurie, wis 1,670,890.[8]

ClimateEedit

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 tae 23 °F (10.3 tae 12.8 °C). In the winter months, snawfaw daes occur in Nashville but is uisually 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, whan 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 teepically 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 cuil, clear nichts, temperatures are up tae 10 °F (5.6 °C) warmer in the hert 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 gresses 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 law °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 law °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)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.75
(95)
3.94
(100)
4.11
(104)
4.00
(102)
5.50
(140)
4.14
(105)
3.63
(92)
3.16
(80)
3.41
(87)
3.04
(77)
4.31
(109)
4.23
(107)
47.22
(1,198)
Average snowfall 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
(0)
.5
(1.3)
5.8
(14.7)
Average 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
Average 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 ceetiesEedit

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

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Geographic Identifiers: Davidson County, Tennessee". Census.gov. 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "State & County QuickFacts – Davidson County, Tennessee". Census.gov. Januar 2012. Retrieved 17 Februar 2012.
  3. "Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009". Census.gov. Mairch 2010. Archived frae the original (XLS) on 2 Januar 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "State & County QuickFacts – Nashville-Davidson (balance)". Census.gov. Januar 2012. Retrieved 17 Februar 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 7 Juin 2011.
  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. 14 Apryle 2011. Retrieved 14 Apryle 2011.
  8. U.S. Combined Statistical Areas, 2010
  9. "Nashville Weather". NashvilleFlights.com. Retrieved 29 Januar 2010.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "NowData – NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  11. "Snowstorms Producing at Least 6" at Nashville". NOAA.gov. 17 November 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  12. "Nashville Relative Humidity". Cityrating.com. Retrieved 4 August 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 (21 Mairch 2007). "Nashville's an allergy leader, but it's not alone". The Tennessean. Retrieved 21 Mairch 2007.
  16. "Spring Allergy Capitals 2008" (PDF). AAFA.org. Retrieved 29 Apryle 2008.
  17. "Calendar of Significant Weather Events in Middle Tennessee". NOAA.gov. 3 August 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  18. "Average Percent Sunshine through 2009". NOAA.gov. National Climatic Data Center. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  19. "Monthly Averages for Nashville, TN". Weather.com. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
  20. "Sister Cities of Nashville". SCNashville.org. Retrieved 3 August 2011.

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