Chattanooga, a city in in the U.S. state of Tennessee, is set along the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The city is therefore surrounded by various mountains and ridges. The official nickname for Chattanooga is the Scenic City, being reinforced by the city's growing national reputation as a haven for numerous outdoor activities. Several unofficial nicknames include River City, Chatt, Nooga, Chattown, and Gig City, demonstrating Chattanooga's claims that it has the fastest internet service in the Western Hemisphere.
Chattanooga is internationally known for the 1941 song, the world's first gold record, "Chattanooga Choo Choo", by Glenn Miller and his orchestra. The city is also home to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) and Chattanooga State Community College.