Nashville is a metropolitan area with approximately one million people, and is centrally located in the eastern part of the United States with excellent travel accessibility. It can be reached by three major interstate highways, Interstates 24, 40, and 65, and the Nashville airport is serviced by most of the major domestic carriers.
Nashville is in the Central Time Zone (GMT-6), and observes Daylight Savings Time during appropriate parts of the year. The time shown at right was correct when you loaded this page; click "refresh" or "reload" if you want it updated.
Most of the city's rain is confined to the spring months, but a shower is not unusual. Average annual precipitation is 48.49 inches. Monthly average temperatures are :
Nashville is proud of its universities, as well as its first class symphony and football team. But Nashville is probably most famous as the home of The Grand Ole Opry and radio station WSM, institutions that played an enormous role in the development of country music. Because of that role, Nashville is often known as "Music City USA", and references to this can be seen everywhere. For instance, the city's biggest shopping mall is shaped like a guitar. (By the way, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is no longer located on Music Row; in May 2001 it opened in its new building downtown, at 222 5th Av. S.)
A VU Math web page, updated 18 Oct 2002 by webmaster.