Bristol is located in the County of Sullivan and it is said to be the twin city of Virginia state. It lies directly across the state line of Tennessee and Virginia. It is a component of Johnson city and falls under the Combined statistical area of both the states.
Bristol has a total area of about 77 sq. kms., situated at a height of about 1677 ft. above the ground level. Bristol is known as the birthplace of country Music, and has made a significant place in country music. Media, transportaion and the education sectors are equally focussed, and make a substantial contribution for the growth of the local economy.