Where is Memphis, TN?

Memphis is located in the south-west of state of the Tennessee, United States. It is the second largest metropolitan area in the state of Tennessee.

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Where is Memphis, Tennessee
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Where is Memphis City Located?

Memphis is a city along the Mississippi River in southwestern Shelby County, Tennessee, United States. Memphi is the 2nd-most populous city in Tennessee and 25th-largest city in United States, with a population of 651,073 according to the 2019 United States Census Bureau data. It covers an area of 304.62 sq mi (788.97 km2)./

Memphis City was established in the year 1819 by John Overton, Andrew Jackson, and James Winchester. Even before its establishment, the Bluffs of Memphis lived there in a succession of Native Americans. It is located on the Mississippi River's widest point. The term ‘Memphis’ means Established and Beautiful. Memphis is the only city in the country to have won the title of cleanest city five times.

Memphis City is renowned as the "Home of the Blues & Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll" worldwide. Graceland is the most popular attraction in the city. Graceland alone is enough to entice many visitors to visit Memphis City. One of only four zoos in the country featuring giant pandas, the Memphis Zoo is quite popular. The 70-acre zoo, which boasts more than 3,500 animals representing 500 species, has been around for more than a century.

Memphis City`s International Airport, the busiest cargo airport in the world, has overtaken Hong Kong International Airport in 2021. FedEx Express' main shipping center is located in Memphis city. Memphis in May is one of the biggest festivals and a month-long festival held in Memphis City, Tennessee. The celebration, which will commemorate Ghana in 2022, recognizes a different foreign nation each year and includes a variety of activities. The Beale Street Music Festival, International Week, World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, and Great River Run are the four primary activities that attract many people to Memphis City. Some of the best places to visit in Memphis City are Graceland, Shelby Farms Park, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis Pyramid, Crosstown Concourse, Levitt Shell, Sun Studio and Overton Park.

Memphis City Facts

Sr. NoFact sheet Memphis
1Country USA
2State Tennessee
3Location South-West
4Latitude 35.07′03″N
5Longitude 89.58′16″W
6Total area839km2 ( 324 sq mi )
7Total Population652,050
8Zip Codes37501
9Area code901
10Nearby Cities Marion, Bartlett, Millington, Southhaven
11Major Tourists' Attraction The Mississippi River, The National Civil Rights Museum, The Peabody Ducks, Pink Palace Museum
12Nearest airport Memphis International Airport (about 12 miles)

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