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Tampa is the 3rd largest city in Florida behind Jacksonville and Miami and is located in the central part of the state. The city has an estimated population of 377,000 people and covers 175 square miles. Area code 813 is notable because it includes other large cities like Riverview, Brandon, Plant City and Valrico as well. The Tampa area code is the seat of Hillsborough County and sits 84 miles from Orlando, 199 miles from Jacksonville and 282 miles from Miami.
Tampa was initially settled in 1823 after Florida joined the United States and was incorporated in 1855. The city suffered during the Civil War and the Reconstruction and didn’t begin to grow until phosphate was discovered in the area in the 1880’s and they got their first railroad line.
The cigar industry began to flourish and the city’s population increased in the 1900’s and through World War II with the establishment of the MacDill Air Force Base. The city expanded rapidly in the 50’s and 60’s. The University of South Florida was opened in 1956 and the first NFL team moved in in 1976. Now, the city is the 3rd biggest in the state of Florida and the 52nd largest in the United States.