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By the numbers: Tampa, Florida

Story highlights

  • Population of Tampa, Florida, is 346,037
  • Port of Tampa, one of the nation's largest seaports, is 5,000 acres in size
  • Tampa International Airport is only U.S. airport with onsite beer brewery
  • The GOP convention is Tampa's first national presidential convention

Tampa, Florida, was set to assume center stage in American politics as the GOP gathers there to nominate Mitt Romney as the party's presidential nominee. But now the city and Republicans are sharing the national spotlight with Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to make landfall along the Gulf Coast late Tuesday or Wednesday as a Category 1 hurricane.

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By the numbers, here's a look at Tampa, host city to the 2012 Republican National Convention.

346,037 -- Population of Tampa, Florida.

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Third -- Tampa's ranking among Florida's largest cities.

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    670,000 square feet -- Area of the Tampa Bay Times Forum, site of the GOP convention.

    One -- Number of times Tampa has held the GOP convention, or any national presidential convention.

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    14.49 million -- Visitors to Tampa in 2011.

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    91 -- Years since a hurricane has hit Tampa

    5,000 acres -- Size of the Port of Tampa, one of the nation's largest seaports.

    One -- Airports in the United States with an onsite beer brewery, Tampa International Airport.

    12,280 feet -- Length of the Tampa Riverwalk tourist attraction.

    237,045 -- Active, registered Republican voters in Hillsborough County, Florida, where Tampa is the county seat.

    One -- Number of times the Tampa Bay Rays have played in the World Series. They lost the series to the Philadelphia Phillies, four games to one, in 2008.

    Four -- Number of times Tampa has hosted the Super Bowl.