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Tampa Bay is a large natural harbor and estuary along the Gulf of Mexico on the western coast of Florida, made up of Old Tampa Bay, Hillsborough Bay, McKay Bay, and New Tampa Bay. It is bounded by Manatee County on the south, Pinellas County on the west, and Hillsborough County on the east. Three prominent cities are located along the shores of the bay, Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge crosses the mouth of Tampa Bay.
The term “Tampa Bay” is also informally used as the name of the entire metropolitan area encompassing Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and several smaller cities. The Tampa Bay Area settlers were originally from Cuba and Italy. The Native Americans from this region are known as Seminoles. A town in Pinellas County, named Seminole, Florida, was subsequently named after the Native Americans who lived in the region.
News from Tampa Bay from The Tampa Tribune
Jul 22, 2014 4:21 am
The GRE, developed more than 60 years ago and a requirement at most grad schools, is the primary barrier holding back women and minority students, said USF physics professor Casey Miller.
Jul 22, 2014 4:17 am
Hardly any progress has been made in allowing the entry of smartphone-app based car services like Lyft and Uber into the Tampa market
Jul 22, 2014 3:48 am
CLEARWATER -- From the looks of Monday night's performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall, The Fray have undergone a makeover. The Denver band known for its soul-searching croons came out pumping hard and jumpin...
Jul 22, 2014 3:43 am
AUSTIN, Texas -- Gov. Rick Perry said Monday he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals that Republican state leaders say are ...
Jul 22, 2014 3:40 am
After rejecting the four finalists for new police chief, Mayor Rick Kriseman announced this morning that Clearwater Police Chief Anthony Holloway is his choice to lead the St. Petersburg Police Depart...
Jul 22, 2014 3:21 am
Police say Marterrance Albury, 4, was run over by the SUV, but a surveillance video has police questioning whether he fell from the vehicle or was wandering the street.
Jul 22, 2014 3:10 am
HRABOVE, Ukraine -- Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days aft...
Jul 22, 2014 3:08 am
After years of acrimonious lawsuits, the Channelside legal fight came to a quick resolution Monday, as the judge controlling the case approved a settlement that gives Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vi...
Jul 22, 2014 3:07 am
The Rays' lack of high-leverage arms in the bullpen has been exposed. Is it possible this unit could be the soft underbelly of the team's race for a playoff spot?
Jul 22, 2014 2:48 am
No charges have been filed as of this morning in the death of a 4-year-old boy mauled to death by his uncle's pit bulls over the weekend in Riverview.
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