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Interesting Facts about Tampa


State: Florida

Country: United States

Tampa/St. Petersburg by the Numbers:

Population: 1,000,000

Elevation: 13 feet

Average Annual Rainfall: 46 inches

Average Annual Snowfall: 0 inches

Average January Temperature: 60 degrees F

Average July Temperature: 82 degrees F

Quick Facts:

Major Industries: Oil, Electronics, Computers, Automobile Manufacturing, Agriculture

Ethnic Mix: 58% Caucasian, 9% Hispanic, 27% African American, 2% Asian, 4% Other

Electricity: 110 volts, 60Hz, standard two pin plugs

Time Zone: GMT-5

Country Dialing Code: 1

Area Code: 812, 813

Did You Know?

The name Tampa comes from an Indian word meaning "sticks of fire." Lightening is common in this area. St. Petersburg is Takamatsu, Japan's sister city.


Tampa and St. Petersburg are located on the coast. Tampa is at the head of Tampa Bay. Florida is bordered by Georgia, Alabama, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Things to See in Tampa

  1. Downtown
  2. St. Petersburg
  3. Tampa International Airport
  4. University of Tampa
  5. Channelside
  6. Lowry Park Zoo

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