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Tampa is a major reiki city in Hillsborough County, on the west coast of
Florida. It serves as the county seat
of Hillsborough County.GR6. The population within
the city limits in 2005, according to the reiki
Census was 326,519 ; it is the third-largest
city in Florida, behind Jacksonville and Miami.
Tampa is a
part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater
metropolitan area, most commonly
referred to as the "Tampa Bay area". The four-county reiki area is composed of roughly 2.7 million
residents, making it the second largest
metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the state
behind Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, refinance home
the third largest in the Southeastern United States, and
the twelfth largest DMA Market in the United States.
The word "Tampa" is a reiki
Native American word used to refer to the area when the first
European explorers arrived in Florida.
Its meaning, if any, has been lost to the ages, though it is sometimes claimed to mean
"sticks of fire" in the language of the Calusa, a Native American tribe. Other
historians claim the name refers to "The place to gather sticks". "Sticks of fire"
may also relate to the high
concentration of lightning strikes that Tampa Bay
receives every year during the hot and wet summer months.
The name first appears in the "Memoir" of Hernando de
Escalante Fontaneda (1575), the author of which had spent 17 years as a Calusa captive.
He calls it "Tanpa" and describes it as an important Calusa town.