Tampa, Florida
City
City of Tampa
Images from top, left to right: Skyline of Downtown Tampa, Amalie Arena (formerly the St. Pete Times Forum), Ybor City, Henry B. Plant Museum, Raymond James Stadium, Kumba, a roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa
Images from top, left to right: Skyline of Downtown TampaAmalie Arena (formerly the St. Pete Times Forum), Ybor CityHenry B. Plant MuseumRaymond James Stadium, Kumba, a roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa
Flag of Tampa, Florida
Flag
Official seal of Tampa, Florida
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Cigar City,[1] The Big Guava[2]
Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida
Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida
Tampa is located in Florida
Tampa
Tampa
Location in Florida
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Coordinates: 27°58′05″N 82°28′35″W
Country United States
State Florida
County Hillsborough
City Tampa
Settled1823
Incorporated(Village)January 18, 1849
Incorporated (Town)September 10, 1853 and
August 11, 1873
Incorporated (City)December 15, 1855 * and
July 15, 1887
Government
 • TypeMayor-council
 • MayorBob Buckhorn (D)
 • LegislativeTampa City Council
Area
 • City175.22 sq mi(453.81 km2)
 • Land113.42 sq mi (293.75 km2)
 • Water61.80 sq mi (160.06 km2)  35.3%
 • Urban
802.3 sq mi (2,078 km2)
 • Metro
2,554 sq mi (6,610 km2)
Elevation
48 ft (14.6 m)
Population 
 • City335,709
 • Estimate 
(2017)[6]
385,430
 • Rank52nd in the US
 • Density3,325.47/sq mi (1,283.97/km2)
 • Urban
2.4 million (17th)
 • Metro
3,068,511[4]
Demonym(s)Tampan, Tampanian[7]
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
33601–33626, 33629–33631, 33633–33635, 33637, 33646, 33647, 33650, 33655, 33660–33664, 33672–33675, 33677, 33679–33682, 33684–33689, 33694[8]
Area code(s)813
FIPS code12-71000[5]
GNIS feature ID0292005[9]
Websitewww.tampagov.net
* Original city charter revoked by Florida Legislature on October 4, 1869[10]