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Memphis, United States

Memphis is a city in the southwest corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee.  It is well known for its cultural contributions to the identity of the American south.  Many renowned musicians grew up in and around the Memphis and Mississippi Delta area including Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, B.B. King and Isaac Hayes.

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Airport:

Memphis International Airport (MEM)

Journey Time to City Centre:

15 - 20 minutes

Time Zone:

Standard Time GMT -5; Daylight Saving Time GMT -4 (U.S. Central Time)

Currency:

US Dollar

Voltage:

110V 60Hz

Population:

670,100

Language(s):

English

Dialing Code:

1901

Weather/Climate:

Memphis has a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. Winter weather comes from the upper Great Plains or from the Gulf of Mexico, leading to drastic swings. Summer weather may come from Texas (very hot and dry) or the Gulf (hot and humid).

Major Attractions:

Mississippi River, Beale Street, National Civil Rights Museum, Peabody Ducks, Sun Studio, Pink Palace Museum, Graceland