Nashville, Tennessee - Facts & Figures
Nashville is the capital of Tennessee, established in 1779 and located on the Cumberland River. Originally settled around Fort Nashborough, the town had an accessible river port, making it a popular transportation center. The railroad later added to that reputation. Today, Nashville is known as "Music City" and is home to the Country and Christian music industries. Nashville is home to multiple colleges and universities, including Tennessee State University, Belmont University and Vanderbilt University. Notable attractions include the Bluebird Cafe, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Percy Priest Lake and the Grand Ole Opry. The CMA Music Festival, Tennessee State Fair and the Iroquois Steeplechase horse race are all annual events in Nashville.
- Population: 601,122
- Industries: Construction; Accommodation and food services; Educational services; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Administrative and support and waste management services; Health care; Finance and insurance
- Area Codes: 615
- ZIP Codes: 37201, 37292
- Surrounding Cities: Metropolitan Government, TN; Berry Hill, TN; Oak Hill, TN; Belle Meade, TN; Forest Hills, TN; Lakewood, TN; Brentwood, TN; Green Hill, TN