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Modern Tampa has a population of 382,000 and is part of a conurbation (Tampa Bay-St Petersburg-Clearwater) which has a population of around 3 million.
 
Modern Tampa has a population of 382,000 and is part of a conurbation (Tampa Bay-St Petersburg-Clearwater) which has a population of around 3 million.
  
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Revision as of 17:48, December 27, 2008

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 cigars.

Modern Tampa has a population of 382,000 and is part of a conurbation (Tampa Bay-St Petersburg-Clearwater) which has a population of around 3 million.