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Davidson County, Tennessee

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Davidson County is a county in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is located in the heart of Middle Tennessee. As of the 2020 census, the population was 715,884,[2] making it the second most populous county in Tennessee. Its county seat is Nashville,[3] the state capital and largest city.

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Davidson County
Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
Davidson County Courthouse
Davidson County Courthouse
Official seal of Davidson County
Map of Tennessee highlighting Davidson County
Location within the U.S. state of Tennessee
Map of the United States highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36.17°N 86.78°W / 36.17; -86.78
CountryFlag_of_the_United_States.svg United States
StateFlag_of_Tennessee.svg Tennessee
FoundedOctober 6, 1783
Named forWilliam Lee Davidson[1]
Largest cityNashville
  Total526 sq mi (1,360 km2)
  Land504 sq mi (1,310 km2)
  Water22 sq mi (60 km2)  4.2%
703,953 Decrease
  Density1,400/sq mi (530/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
  Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districts5th, 6th, 7th

Since 1963, the city of Nashville and Davidson County have had a consolidated government called the "Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County", commonly referred to as "Metro Nashville" or "Metro".

Davidson County has the largest population in the 13-county Nashville-Davidson–MurfreesboroFranklin Metropolitan Statistical Area, the state's most populous metropolitan area. Nashville has always been one of the region's centers of commerce, industry, transportation, and culture, but it did not become the capital of Tennessee until 1827 and did not gain permanent capital status until 1843.[1]