Tampa is a major city on the Gulf Coast in the united state, this belongs to the state of Florida. Tampa is the largest city in the state of Tampa Bay and it is located near the County of Hillsborough. Tampa, the third most populous city in Florida, has a population of 399,700 in 2019, and the 48th most populated city in the United States.
After the area was established as a fortress in the early 19th century, it functioned as a military center. Tampa was formally reincorporated as a city in 1887, following the Civil War, and the cigar industry was the city’s main source of livelihood. Today, however, it is a perfect destination for tourism, healthcare, technology, and construction, and thank this the port greatly contributes to economic growth. Tampa is the second-largest city in the state, and it is the fourth-largest city in the southeastern United States. According to GDP, Tampa State has an annual population growth rate of 1.63% by 2018, and the Greater Tampa Bay area has over 4 million residents.
Thousands of years ago, in the Gulf of Tampa, Settlements were located along the coast. Archeological evidence suggests that tribes depended on the sea for resources, and information about this has been found in and near settlements along the coast, and there is little evidence of farming. The area had Spain’s connections in the early 16th century, and there were about four indigenous groups in this coastal area during that period, Spain’s migrants have been friendly with these aboriginal groups.
Tocobaga is the type that had the closest relations with Spain, and this species has a long history. Today, there are cultures and lifestyles similar to those of the Pohoy and other groups who lived near Tampa. The main reason Spain’s had close ties to this group was to obtain gold and silver and to propagate their religion. However, Spain’s did not get what they wanted, and the native refused to propagate the religion, they could not trade for long. For this reason, a struggle was waged between the natives and Spain, and Native American populations in Florida and the Tampa area were destroyed by the cunning tactics of Spain.
History of Tampa city
In the mid-18th century, the Seminole people of the American colonies lived in North Florida, and Before the American period, the Tampa Bay area had a handful of residents, and all other areas were under Spain’s control. After purchasing Florida from Spain in 1821, the United States built forts and trading posts in the new territory. Then in January 1824, the city of Tampa was founded near the Hillsborough River in the Bay of Tampa. The city of Tampa was originally an isolated town, Civilians fled the area after the Second Seminole War in Florida. Florida became the 27th state on March 3, 1845, On January 18, 1849, Tampa was officially incorporated as the Village of Tampa, In the early days, the village was inhabited by a small number of civilians and soldiers, The village of Tampa was reorganized as a “Tampa city” on December 15, 1855.
Although Tampa city was released from the Spaniards, the area was occasionally invaded. Martial law was declared in Tampa in January 1862, and Tampa’s city government ceased to operate for the duration of the war. On June 30, 1862, the gunboat USS Sagamore sailed into Tampa Bay and opened fire on Fort Brooke, and there’s little damage from the battle. Then, on October 18, 1863, during the Battle of Ballast Point, the Union Army wreaked havoc on the city. In May 1864, Union troops landed again and, they destroyed much of the fort’s facilities and confiscated the remaining military supplies, then left the desolate town after two days. The war ended in April 1865 in the Confederate defeat.
After the end of the war, various plagues came to this area. During the war, it was a poor isolated fishing village with about 1000 inhabitants, did most of the residents leave the village due to the epidemic. There was a vote to make decisions about the city, In 1869, residents voted to abolish the city of the Tampa government. The city of Tampa currently has a population of over 3 million, but by 1870 it had a population of about 800. In 1883 the Fort Brooke was demolished, and today, only two artillery pieces remain in the rubble of the fort.
Development in the city of Tampa began in the late 19th century. In 1883, phosphate deposits were discovered in the southeast of the city, As a result, the city’s industrial sector grew. Due to the availability of minerals required for fertilizers and other products in this Tampa area, the port was expanded for distribution and the Railways were established. Tampa was abandoned in the mid-19th century, by the early 20th century, Florida had become the largest city in the state. In the early days, vehicles traveled on sandy roads, but due to major changes in the Tampa area, highways and railways expanded until the destination was. With the expansion of the port, water transport also improved as ships could carry large quantities at once.
Cigar production began in Tampa in the early 20th century due to the ease of transportation and industrial expansion. The short distance from Tampa city to Cuba made it easy to import Havana tobacco by sea, and across the railroads, manufactured cigars made it easier to land in the rest of the United States market. The expansion of the city of Tampa led to a large influx of Spaniards and Cubans, and Many European visitors came to Tampa and opening businesses and shops that catered to cigar workers. Thousands of Cuban immigrants arrived in western Tampa, now a suburb of Tampa, they greatly contributed to the rapid expansion of cigar production and made Tampa the “cigar capital of the world”.
The MacDill Air force Base in Tampa played a major role in World Warr II. Prior to joining the United States during World War II, which served as the main base for Army Air Corps. At the end of the war, MacDill remained as an active military installation, while the auxiliary fields reverted to civilian control In addition, another auxiliary airport, Pete–Clearwater International Airport, was established in Tampa city. With the establishment of an independent U.S. Air Force in 1947, MacDill Field became MacDill Air Force Base.
By the middle of the 20th century, the city of Tampa was experiencing a record population growth. Tens of thousands of highways and bridges were built in the city of Tampa with the extensive growth of the Business sector, With the arrival of tourists and residents, the business sector of the city grew significantly. A large number of visitors came a year to visit Busch Gardens and Lowry Park, which were built in the city. Many of the well-known institutions that play an important role in the economic development of the city were established during this time period.
The University of South Florida was founded in 1956 to promote education in Tampa. It developed the agricultural as well as the commercial sector of the surrounding area. There was strong growth in new hospitals, churches, schools as well as subdivisions. Many business offices began moving away from the traditional downtown office building into more convenient neighborhood office plazas.
Attempts have been made to consolidate the municipal government of the city of Tampa with the county government of Hillsborough County, all of which failed. There have also been several ethnic riots between whites and blacks living in Tampa since the 1970s. This was because the United States Census Bureau classified the city’s population as black and white.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 175.3 square miles, including 113.4 square miles of land and 61.8 square miles, and the highest point in the city is only 48 feet above sea level. Tampa is Boundary by the Gulf of Tampa and Hillsborough Bay. Bay of Tampa flows into Mexico and the Hillsborough River flows into Hillsborough Bay, and the Palm River is a smaller river flowing from just east of the city into McKay Bay. The Entered Peninsula is named after the geographical area of the Tampa region.
The Tampa Bay area has a humid subtropical climate zone, and It is located on the Florida Peninsula between Tampa and the Gulf of Mexico, and the area has a temperate climate. Recently, certain palm tree species in the area, along with the rest of the state, have been and continue to be severely affected by a plant disease called Texas phoenix palm decline, and therefore, palm trees are greatly degraded. Though threatened by tropical systems almost every hurricane season, the impact of the storms on Tampa is minimal.
The Tampa area sees a slow increase in average temperatures beginning in mid-February, and spring brings mostly warm and sunny weather to the area. Rainfall in the area is expected after June, While temperatures in late spring approach summertime values. In some years, there is a cold front in the latter part of the season, Occasional snowfall and hail rain have been reported. This condition can last for several days and unseasonably cool temperatures.
The city of Tampa includes a variety of art elements. The Gasparilla Pirate Fest, a February event highlighted by a pirate invasion of the city, is held annually in Tampa, it dates back to the 18th century. The city’s cultural institutions include the Florida Aquarium, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Tampa Museum of Art, and the Ybor City State Museum. Dance, music and drama concerts are held in the city to give tourists an enjoyable experience. Football and hockey play a major role in the city, and today it has become the largest city of value in the United States.