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"Home of the Blues and
Birthplace of Rock 'n Roll"
"Bluff City"

The Tennessee state capital is Nashville.

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38103, 38104, 38105, 38106, 38107, 38108, 38109, 38111, 38112, 38113, 38114, 38116, 38117, 38118, 38119, 38120, 38122, 38125, 38126, 38127, 38128, 38131, 38132, 38133, 38135, 38141

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Memphis is approximately 650,100 (2000), 646889 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 248,573 (1990), 250344 (2010).

The amount of land area in Memphis is 663.154 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Memphis is 296.35 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 39.18 sq kilometers.
The distance from Memphis to Washington DC is 782 miles. The distance to the Tennessee state capital is 196 miles. (as the crow flies)
Memphis is positioned 35.10 degrees north of the equator and 90.00 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Memphis elevation is 331 (average) feet above sea level.
The Memphis city flower is the Crape myrtle.
The city tree is the Dogwood.
Memphis miscellany.

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Memphis location: in southwestern Tennessee, near the Mississippi River.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Memphis is moderate. the average relative humidity in Memphis: 69%
Memphis average annual rainfall is 48.6 inches per year
Memphis average annual precipitation is 49 inches per year.
Memphis average annual snowfall is 5.3 inches per year.
Memphis average temperature is 61.9 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 42.2 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 81.2 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Memphis history:

Though inhabited for hundreds of year, the area was not truly settled until the Chickasaw relinquished their lands in 1818. General/President Andrew Jackson, General James Winchester and Judge John Overton were considered the "founders" of Memphis. The city was surveyed and designed in 1819. At the time Memphis was only four blocks wide and had a population of around fifty people. Marcus Winchester, the General's son, was made the first mayor. (This excerpt is just a small part of the historical information located on this history page from the city of Memphis.)

Here is a timeline for the city's history.
The founding of Memphis: 1819
The incorporation date of Memphis: 1826

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