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'''Tampa ''' is a city of [[Florida]], located on Tampa Bay, an inlet of the [[Gulf of Mexico]]. It was founded in 1824 as Fort Brooke; the 'Village of Tampa' was incorporated in 1849 and received a town charter in 1855. The name Tampa derives from the [[Cree]] ''Itimpi'', 'close to it or 'near it', though what 'it' was supposed to be near is unknown.
In the late nineteenth century Tampa prospered from a growing trade in [[phosphates]] and the manufacture of [[cigar]]s.