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Memphis is a city in the southwest corner of Tennessee, and the county of Shelby County. Memphis rises above the Mississippi River on the 4th Chickasaw Bluff just south of the opening of the Wolf River.
Memphis has an estimated population of 669,651, making it the largest city in the state of Tennessee, the third largest in the Southeastern United States, and the 19th largest in the United States.
The greater Memphis metropolitan area, including neighboring counties in Mississippi and Arkansas, has a population of 1,280,533. This makes Memphis the second largest metropolitan area in Tennessee.
Memphis is the youngest of Tennessee's four major cities (customarily including Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville). A resident of Memphis is referred to as a Memphian and the Memphis region is known, predominantly to media outlets, as the "Mid-South".
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