Home to Graceland and Beale Street, Memphis has both feet entrenched in the world of music. With a population of more than 670,000, it is located in the southwestern corner of the state and stretches over 300 square miles. Serving the largest urban population in Tennessee, it is run by a mayor and 13 city council members (elected from nine districts). City government is responsible for economic development, public education, housing, public utilities, homeland security, and landmark preservation. Set atop the eastern bank of the Mississippi River and named after the ancient capital of Egypt, Memphis was founded in 1820.