Memphis is a city located in the southwest corner of Tennessee. The city is also known as musical city, cradle of the 'blues', and the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. The city enjoys more sunny days throughout the year as it is situated in the middle of the Sun Belt. In 1819, Memphis, TN was founded by John Overton, James Winchester, and Andrew Jackson.
The Memphis, TN has a total area of 763.4 km², out of which 723.4 km² is comprises of land and 40.0 km² is comprises of water. The meaning of the city’s name is “place of good abode” and was named after the ancient capital of Egypt on the Nile River.
The city grew as an agricultural center due to its river location and its rich delta soil. The city has humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and winters are very cold.
Spring and autumn can be varied and also unpredictable but thunder storms and strong winds, are possible during these short-lived seasons. The city also enjoys plenty of rains and also a snow of 5.7 inches a year. The weather in Memphis encourages you to spend lots of time outdoors.
Memphis, TN is governed by a mayor and thirteen council members where six of them are elected at large from throughout the city and seven are elected from the geographic districts. Dr. W. W. Herenton is the current mayor of the city.
Memphis, TN is a home to several private and public schools. University of Memphis is situated in the city. Various other educational institutions of law, medical and many others are also located within the city. The city is served by Memphis City Schools (MCS).
The city offers you a lot to see and do. Graceland is known as the most iconic landmark in Memphis, TN. The Beale Street is a favorite of both local and national blues artists who play in the many nightclubs or in Handy Park. The city offers you enormous range of wonderful hotels, restaurants, bars, and night clubs.
Hernando De Soto, Harahan, Frisco and the Memphis Arkansas Bridge are the four bridges that cross the Mississippi River from Memphis. The city is also a home to a large collection of museums. Some of them are: National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Peabody Place Museum, Children's Museum of Memphis and many more…
The city is marked by five major districts that include: Downtown, Midtown, North Memphis, South Memphis, and East Memphis. The largest festival in the city is “Memphis in May” that also comprises of four main events. The city is also an international headquarters of several corporations.
International airport in the city called Memphis International airport hadles more cargo as compared to any other airport in the world. Memphis Area Transit Authority handles public transportation in the area.
In Memphis, TN, you can find enormous performing arts organizations such as Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Memphis and many more. The city is also a home to various theaters such as: Playhouse on the Square, Circuit Playhouse, Theatre Memphis and more. Various professional sports teams are also situated in the city.