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Tampa is a Gulf Coast Bay city in the U.S. state of Florida. It serves as the county seat for Hillsborough County. Tampa is located on the west coast of Florida. The population of Tampa in 2000 was 303,447. According to the 2009 estimates, the city’s population had grown to 343,890, making it the 54th largest city in the United States.

The current location of Tampa was once inhabited by various indigenous cultures, most recently the Tocobaga. It was spotted by Spanish explorers in the early 16th century, but there were no permanent American or European settlements in the area until 1824, when the US Army established a frontier outpost called Fort Brooke at the site of today’s Tampa Convention Center. The village of Tampa began as a small group of pioneers who settled near the fort for protection from the Seminole population in the area.

Today, Tampa is a part of the metropolitan area most commonly referred to as the Tampa Bay Area. For U.S. Census purposes, Tampa is part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida MSA. The four-county area is composed of roughly 2.7 million residents, making it the second largest metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the state, and the fourth largest in the Southeastern United States, behind Miami, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. The Greater Tampa Bay area has just over 4 million residents and generally includes the Tampa and Sarasota metro areas. The Tampa Bay Partnership and U.S. Census data showed an average annual growth of 2.47 percent, or a gain of approximately 97,000 residents per year. Between 2000 and 2006, the Greater Tampa Bay Market experienced a combined growth rate of 14.8 percent, growing from 3.4 million to 3.9 million and hitting the 4 million people mark on April 1, 2007.

Tampa has a number of sports teams, such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL, the Tampa Bay Lightning in the National Hockey League, the Tampa Bay Rays in Major League Baseball, and the FC Tampa Bay Rowdies in North American Soccer League (2010).

In 2008, Tampa was ranked as the 5th best outdoor city by Forbes. A 2004 survey by the NYU newspaper Washington Square News ranked Tampa as a top city for “twenty-somethings.” Tampa is ranked as a “high sufficiency” world city by Loughborough University and is one category away from becoming a Gamma world city. According to Loughborough, Tampa now ranks alongside other world cities such as Phoenix, Cologne, and Osaka. In recent years Tampa has seen a notable upsurge in high-market demand from consumers, signaling more wealth concentrated in the area. Tampa has been tapped to host the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Occupy Tampa

Occupy Tampa Occupy Tampa protesters build rapport with police By KEITH MORELLI TAMPA –Protesters across the nation are demonstrating against corporate greed and big business’s collusion with government, and in some cities, friction between demonstrators and the law has resulted … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Luxury Home Magazine of Tampa Bay

Luxury Home Magazine of Tampa Bay Wonderful Redington Beach Home! Bask in the tropical breezes & delight in the sound of the surf from this wonderful, family home on an extra large lot on the Gulf of Mexico. Set among … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog GCCF Gross Negligence Fraud Fraudulent Inducement Unjust Enrichment

GCCF Gross Negligence Fraud Fraudulent Inducement Unjust Enrichment The Donovan Law Group Lawsuit Filed in State Court Against Kenneth R. Feinberg, Feinberg Rozen, LLP and Gulf Coast Claims Facility Lawsuit Filed Against Kenneth R. Feinberg, Feinberg Rozen, LLP and Gulf Coast … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Cleanup Crew Deaths

Cleanup Crew Deaths BP oil spill leaves deadly blanket on Gulf of Mexico floor By itobin53 Fears of scientists over the BP oil spill are becoming evidenced in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Contamination from sunken oil … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Tampa

Tampa   Gulf Oil Spill Dispersant Rally: Clean Gulf By Karen Stephenson Clean Gulf, an oil spill training event from October 18-20 will have advocates in attendance to peacefully rally for the ban of Corexit dispersants   Oil corporations, dispersant … Continue reading

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