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Huntsville, Alabama
City
City of Huntsville
Skyline from Big Spring Park
Saturn V at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Madison County Courthouse
First National Bank building
Shelby Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville
View from Monte Sano Mountain
Clockwise from top: Skyline from Big Spring Park, Madison County Courthouse, Shelby Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, view from Monte Sano Mountain, First National Bank building, U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Nickname(s): 
"Rocket City"
Motto(s): 
"Star of Alabama"
Location of Huntsville in Limestone County and Madison County, Alabama.
Location of Huntsville in Limestone County and Madison County, Alabama.
Huntsville, Alabama is located in the United States
Huntsville, Alabama
Huntsville, Alabama
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°43′48″N 86°35′6″W / 34.73000°N 86.58500°W / 34.73000; -86.58500Coordinates: 34°43′48″N 86°35′6″W / 34.73000°N 86.58500°W / 34.73000; -86.58500
Country  United States
State  Alabama
Counties Madison, Limestone, Morgan[1]
Established (Twickenham) December 23, 1809[2]
Incorporated (town) December 9, 1811[3][4]
Incorporated (city) February 24, 1860[5]
Founded by LeRoy Pope
Named for John Hunt
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
 • Mayor Tommy Battle (R)
 • Council Huntsville City Council
Area
[6]
 • City 215.73 sq mi (558.73 km2)
 • Land 214.36 sq mi (555.20 km2)
 • Water 1.36 sq mi (3.53 km2)
Elevation
600 ft (183 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • City 180,105
 • Estimate 
(2018)[7]
197,318
 • Rank US: 118th
AL: 2nd[8]
 • Density 920.49/sq mi (355.40/km2)
 • Urban
286,692 (US: 132nd)
 • Metro
455,458 (US: 118th)
Demonym(s) Huntsvillian
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
35649, 35749, 35748, 35754, 35756, 35757, 35671, 35741, 35762, 35763, 35773, 35801–35816, 35824, 35893-35899
Area codes 256, 938
FIPS code 01-37000
GNIS feature ID 0151827
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Website www.huntsvilleal.gov Edit this at Wikidata