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Tennessee

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Location of Tennessee State


Capital: Nashville

Population: 6,456,243 (Source: 2012 U.S. Census)

Major Cities: Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville

Borders: Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): 277,036 million (2012 U.S. Department of Commerce)

Key Industries:
Agriculture including cattle, hogs, chickens, cotton, soybeans, wheat, apples, and peaches
Textiles, electrical power, automobile manufacturing, tourism, and electronic equipment

How Tennessee got its name: Tennessee comes from the name of a Cherokee Indian village named Tanasi.

Atlas of Tennessee State
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Tennessee State Symbols

State Nickname: Volunteer State

State Slogan: The Stage Is Set For You; (formerly) Sounds Good to Me (formerly) Follow Me To Tennessee; also on its license plate

State Motto: Agriculture and Commerce (1987)

State flower: Iris

State bird: Mockingbird

State fish: Smallmouth bass (sport fish), Channel catfish (state commercial fish)

State tree: Tulip Poplar

State mammal: Common Raccoon, Tennessee walking horse

State foods: Corn Meal

Becoming a State

Date admitted: Wednesday, June 1, 1796

Number admitted: 16

Prior Name: Province of North Carolina, Southwest Territory

Postal Abbreviation: TN

Tennessee State Map


The Geography of Tennessee

Total Size: 41,217 sq. miles (source: 2003 Census)

Geographical Low Point: Mississippi River at 178 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Shelby (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Geographical High Point: Clingmans Dome at 6,643 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Sevier (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Central Point: Located in Rutherford County approx. 5 miles northeast of Murfreesboro (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Counties: 95 (source: National Association of Counties)

Bodies of Water: Kentucky Lake, Norris Lake, Center Hill Lake, Douglas Lake, Tennessee River, Duck River, Cumberland River, Mississippi River

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