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Kingsport is a city located mainly in Sullivan County with some western portions in Hawkins County in the US state of Tennessee. The majority of the city lies in Sullivan County. The population was 48,205 according to the 2010 United States Census.
The name is a simplification of “King’s Port”, originally referring to the area on the Holston River known as King’s Boat Yard, the head of navigation for the Tennessee Valley. Kingsport is the largest city in the KingsportBristolBristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area , which had a population of 309,544 as of 2010. The Metropolitan Statistical Area is a component of the Johnson CityKingsportBristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area commonly known as the “Tri-Cities” region. Census data from 20062008 for the Tri-Cities Combined Statistical Area estimates a population of 496,454.
Kingsport is commonly included in what is known as the “Mountain Empire”, which spans a portion of southwest Virginia and the mountainous counties in Tennessee to the east.