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Overview of Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States is the county seat of Hamilton Country and is the 4th largest city in the state. Memphis is the largest populated city in Tennessee. Chattanooga's total population is 168,293 residents. Chattanooga is located in the southeast part of Tennessee, along Chickamauga and Nickajack Lake. Chattanooga is surrounded by mountains and ridges between the ridge-and-valley segment of the Appalachian Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau. Chattanooga's economy is consisted of manufacturing and service industries. Major businesses that operate in the city include: Coca-Cola Bottling Company, DuPont, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, CBL & Associates, The Chattanooga Bakery and Chattem etc.

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  • Population: 168,293
  • Population Density: 1,150.5 /mi²
  • Area: 143.2 /mi²
  • Latitude: 35.045556
  • Longitude: -85.267222
  • Weather: See Forecast
  • Elevation: 676 feet
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
  • Language: English
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History of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga, TN was originally named after a small Indian hamlet, located close to Lookout Mountain's base, on the bank of Chattanooga creek. Originating from the Cherokee language, the name means, "to draw fish out of water". The first inhabitants of the Chattanooga area were Native American Indians. Their sites date back to the Upper Paleolithic period, through to the Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian (900-1650 AD), Muskogean and Cherokee (1776 - 1838 AD) eras. After end of the American Civil War, Chattanooga became a major railroad hub, industrial and manufacturing center.

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Chattanooga's Demographics

Chattanooga's total population has grown to over 168,293 residents. The cultural diversity of Chattanooga consists of 59.71 % Caucasian, 36.06 % African American, and 1.54% Asian with smaller percentages of Hispanic, Latino and Native American. The city's population density was 1, 150.5 people per square mile.

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Chattanooga's Climate

Chattanooga has a humid sub-tropical climate, with hot humid temperatures reaching up towards 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer. The winter season is usually cold with average temperatures dipping down below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Chattanooga's precipitation occurs the most in the month of March with 6.19 inches.

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Education in Chattanooga, Tennessee

The primary and secondary schools in Chattanooga are mostly funded by the government. The Hamilton County School System manages the public schools in the city and surrounding areas. There are many private and parochial secondary schools in Chattanooga, such as: Baylor School, McCallie School , Girls Preparatory School, and Notre Dame High School. In the University of Tennessee's Systems, the second largest campus is the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. The campus has a student body population of 9, 558. Chattanooga is home to the Chattanooga branch of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, which provides medical education to medical students, residents, and other medical professionals in southeast Tennessee through an affiliation with Erlanger Health System.

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Transportation around Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport provides regional and national airline services for travelers to and from Chattanooga. Atlanta, Georgia's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is 125 miles southeast of Chattanooga and the Nashville International Airport is 133 miles northwest of the city. The Chattanooga Area Transportation Authority operates 17 transit routes in the city with a free electric shuttle service. The main highways that run through Chattanooga are Interstates, 24, 75 and US-27.

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Tourism and Attractions of Chattanooga

Visit the Tennessee Aquarium, which is the second largest freshwater aquarium in the world. The Tennessee Aquarium's River Journey and Ocean Journey buildings are home to more than 12,000 animals including fish, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, penguins, butterflies and more. See Chattanooga's fashion trends at the city's local shopping and retail centers. Discover Chattanooga's amusement by going out to the theatre or a gallery of fine arts, such as the Hunter Museum of American Art. Take the family out to the Creative Discovery Museum; a hands-on children's museum dedicated to science, art, and music with an IMAX 3D Theatre inside. Grab a delicious meal at any of Chattanooga's local restaurants for that perfect dining experience. Afterwards, go on downtown to visit Chattanooga's bars and nightclubs.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Chattanooga
  • Cpllegedale
  • Haletown
  • Jasper
  • Lone Oak
  • Middle Valley
  • Ooltewah
  • Powells Crossroads
  • Ridge
  • Ridgeside
  • Sequatchie
  • Singal Mountain
  • Victoria
  • Walden
  • Whiteside
  • Whitewell

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Geography of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chatanooga has a total area of 143.2 square miles with 8.0 square miles of it is water. The city is situated between the southwestern Ridge-and-valley Appalachians and the foot of Walden's Ridge; the river separates the ridge from the western side of downtown. The Tennessee River is the most prominent natural feature around Chattanooga's highlands.

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Chattanooga's Government

Chattanooga's municipal mayor is Democrat Ron Littlefield. The city operates under a charter granted by the state legislature in 1852, as amended. As of 2005, the city is managed with a strong mayor system. The city's legislative branch is split up into nine districts, with a council member for each district selected in partisan elections.

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Chattanooga's Economy and Industry

Chattanooga's economy is mostly comprised of manufacturing and the service industries. Major businesses that operate in the city include: Coca-Cola Bottling Company, DuPont, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, CBL & Associates, The Chattanooga Bakery and Chattem etc. There are many retail shops in Chattanooga, including three shopping malls: Northgate Mall in Hixson and both Hamilton Place Mall and Eastgate Town Center in East Brainerd.

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Chattanooga's Culture and Significant Events

The Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga is home to the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera under the command of Robert Bernhardt. The Chattanooga Theatre Centre offers 15 productions each year in three separate theater programs: the Mainstage, the Circle Theater, and the Youth Theater.

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Sports in Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Media of Chattanooga

The Chattanooga Times Free Press is the only daily, local newspaper in the area. There are many local radio stations in Chattanooga with a wide variety of music formats.

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