The city of Tampa, also called "Cigar City", "The Big Guava" was settled in 1823 and encompasses the following counties: Hillsborough. Tampa's government type is Mayor-council. It is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently Bob Buckhorn (D).
Tampa encompasses land area: 112.1 sq mi (290.3 km2), water area: 58.5 sq mi (151.6 km2) 34.3%. The elevation is 48 ft (14.6 m) above sea level. According to the 2010 United States Census, the local population is 335,709. This equates to a population density of 2,969.6/sq mi (1,146.7/km2). Anyone living in the city is commonly known as a "Tampanian". The local time zone is EST (UTC-5).
Local area codes are 813. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 12-71000, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at www.tampagov.net.