Tampa is located on Tampa Bay in Hillsborough County. It is the largest city in the county.

Spanish efforts to colonize Tampa Bay in the 1500s resulted in disaster for all. The Calusa and Timucua Indians met the strong-arm tactics of the explorers with both trickery and might. When the Spaniards finally gave up, they'd left behind diseases that wiped out the native communities.

In 1757, Don Francisco Maria Celi returned, noting, "The natives give this bay the name Tampa," and he explored the river as far north as Hillsborough River State Park. Again Tampa was forgotten by outsiders, until 1824 when Fort Brooke was established to oversee the Seminole Indians in the area. The fort, which became a hub for the military in the Seminole Wars, both hampered and encouraged the development of Tampa as a city. The first post office was established in 1831, Tampa was designated the county seat, and the sale of land began albeit slowly.

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Artistic, cultural, and entertainment activities, events, institutions, and organizations in Tampa.
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Businesses and business organizations located in Tampa.

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Schools and other educational resources located in Tampa.
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Government and law in Tampa.
General guides and directories to Tampa.
Health and medical resources located in Tampa.

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Visual representations of Tampa, such as maps, photograph sites, live web cams, and satellite imagery.
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News and media sites specific to Tampa, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and e-zines.
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For sites on hobbies, sports and participatory recreational activities based in Tampa.
Tampa's natural environment and scientific activities specific to Tampa.
The people, history, and resources and institutions that serve the people of Tampa.
Transportation resources for those traveling to and from and within Tampa.
Area attractions and resources for those travelers, including tourist guides.

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This category is for travel services including taxi and limousine service, car rentals, travel agents and tour operators. Hotels and vacation rentals should be submitted to Travel and Tourism instead of Business and Economy.

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Weather is the state of the atmosphere at a given time and place, with respect to variables such as temperature, moisture, wind velocity, and barometric pressure.