Tampa is a city located in the U.S. state of Florida, on the western coast bordering the Gulf of Mexico. Tampa proper is home to over 346,000 residents, and is the anchor city of the Greater Tampa Bay Metropolitan Area, which includes four counties, two smaller metro areas and over four million people.

Tampa is a major cultural and economic center of south-central Florida, and was ranked as the 5th-best Outdoor City by Forbes Magazine. Tampa has seen a rise in its wealth and population over the past twenty years, and the city has used that to continue its expansion, growth, and self-promotion.

Tampa is the home of the Tampa Rays of Major League Baseball as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League, both of which draw major crowds and are major components of the city’s core economy.

The area that comprises Tampa Bay was first explored by the Spanish in the 16th century, but no permanent settlement would be erected in the Tampa Bay area until 1824, after U.S. acquisition. The U.S. Army established a fort in the area, known as Fort Brooke, which for reference was near the spot of today’s Tampa Convention Center.

The area drew settlers in the form of pioneers during the 1830’s and 40’s, and the city began to grow. Once railroads links Tampa to the rest of the United States in the 1880’s, the population began to boom, and the arrival of the cigar industry to Tampa – as well as the discovery of phosphate – all helped to push Tampa to grow in leaps and bounds. In 1880, there were roughly 800 residents in the small town; by 1910, over just thirty years, Tampa had a population of over 30,000. Today, it is closer to 350,000.

During the summer months Tampa experiences a rather mellow climate compared to other areas of Florida. While decidedly tropical, Tampa’s location on the Gulf of Mexico helps to cool the city down during the summer, with average highs hovering in the mid-to-upper 80’s.

Its official high has never broken triple digits – that should say something as to the extremity of the heat there. During the winter months snow is almost non-existent, making it a popular shipping area during the winter. Average highs in the winter months usually stay in the high 60’s or low 70’s, while lows tend to drop into the high 50’s or low 60’s overnight.

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