Nashville, Tennessee
Metropolitan Government of
Nashville and Davidson County
From top to bottom, left to right: Nashville skyline, the Parthenon, Nissan Stadium, Ryman Auditorium, Tennessee State Capitol, Vanderbilt University's The Wyatt Center, First Tennessee Park, Bridgestone Arena
From top to bottom, left to right: Nashville skyline, the ParthenonNissan StadiumRyman AuditoriumTennessee State CapitolVanderbilt University's The Wyatt Center, First Tennessee ParkBridgestone Arena
Flag of Nashville, Tennessee
Flag
Official seal of Nashville, Tennessee
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Music City, Athens of the South
Location of the consolidated city-county in the state of Tennessee.
Location of the consolidated city-county in the state ofTennessee.
Nashville is located in Tennessee
Nashville
Nashville
Location in Tennessee, United States & North America
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Coordinates: 36°10′00″N 86°47′00″W
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyDavidson
Founded1779
Incorporated1806
Named forFrancis Nash
Government
 • MayorDavid Briley[1] (D[1])
 • Vice MayorJim Shulman[2]
Area
 • Consolidated525.94 sq mi (1,362.2 km2)
 • Land504.03 sq mi (1,305.4 km2)
 • Water21.91 sq mi (56.7 km2)
Elevation
597 ft (182 m)
Population 
 • Consolidated691,243
 • Density1,300/sq mi (510/km2)
 • Metro
1,903,045
 • Balance
667,560
Demonym(s)Nashvillian
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
37201-37250
Area code(s)615 and 629
InterstatesI-40I-24I-65, and I-440
Other main roadwaysUS 31US 31WUS 31EUS 41US 70SR 155
WaterwaysCumberland River
Public transitNashville MTA
Regional railMusic City Star
Websitewww.nashville.gov