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Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis Tennessee
Administration
Full nameMemphis
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyShelby
Founded1819
Incorporated1826
Government
MayorA C Wharton
Geography
Total Area313.8 sq mi (812.7 km2)
Land Area302.3 sq mi (783 km2)
Water Area15.4 sq mi (39.9 km2)
Elevation337 ft (102.7 m)
Demography
Total Population646,889 (20th) (2010)
Density (pop.)826/km2 (2140/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)1316100
DemonymMemphian
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes37501, 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
Area code901
FIPS code47-48000 
GNIS feature ID1326388 

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Memphis is a city in the western corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the county seat of Shelby County. The city is located on the 4th Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers.

Memphis had a population of 646,889 at the 2010 census, making it the biggest city in the state of Tennessee, the third largest in the Southeastern United States, and the 20th largest in the United States. The greater Memphis metropolitan area, including adjacent counties in Mississippi and Arkansas, had a 2010 population of 1,316,100. This makes Memphis the second largest metropolitan area in Tennessee, surpassed only by metropolitan Nashville, which has overtaken Memphis in recent years. Memphis is the youngest of Tennessee's major cities. A resident of Memphis is referred to as a Memphian, and the Memphis region is known, particularly to media outlets, as the "Mid-South".


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