Chattanooga is a city in the U.S. state of Tennessee, with a population of 176,588 in 2015. The fourth-largest city in Tennessee, it is on the Tennessee River 135 miles (217 km) southeast of Nashville, 120 miles (190 km) northeast of Huntsville, Alabama, and 148 miles (238 km) northeast of Birmingham, Alabama. Chattanooga abuts the Georgia border and there are three major interstate highways in its vicinity: I-24, I-75, and I-59.
The city lies between the Appalachian Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau, surrounded by mountains and ridges. The official nickname for Chattanooga is the Scenic City, reinforced by the city's reputation for outdoor activities. Unofficial nicknames include River City, Chatt, Nooga, Chattown, and Gig City, referencing Chattanooga's claims that it has the fastest internet service in the Western Hemisphere.
Chattanooga is internationally known for the 1941 song "Chattanooga Choo Choo" by Glenn Miller and his orchestra.
Chattanooga is home to the University of Tennessee...