|State of Tennessee|
The Volunteer State
Agriculture and Commerce
|Anthem: Nine songs|
|Before statehood||Southwest Territory|
|Admitted to the Union||June 1, 1796 (16th)|
(and largest city)
|Largest metro and urban areas||Greater Nashville|
|• Governor||Bill Lee (R)|
|• Lieutenant Governor||Randy McNally (R)|
|• Upper house||Senate|
|• Lower house||House of Representatives|
|U.S. senators||Marsha Blackburn (R)|
Bill Hagerty (R)
|U.S. House delegation||7 Republicans |
2 Democrats (list)
|• Total||42,143 sq mi (109,247 km2)|
|• Land||41,217 sq mi (106,846 km2)|
|• Water||926 sq mi (2,401 km2) 2.2%|
|• Length||440 mi (710 km)|
|• Width||120 mi (195 km)|
|Elevation||900 ft (270 m)|
|Highest elevation||6,643 ft (2,025 m)|
(Mississippi River at Mississippi border)
|178 ft (54 m)|
|• Density||159.4/sq mi (61.5/km2)|
|• Density rank||20th|
|• Median household income||$52,340|
|• Income rank||42nd|
Big Bender (archaic)
Volunteer (historical significance)
|• Official language||English|
|• Spoken language||Language spoken at home|
|East Tennessee||UTC−05:00 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (EDT)|
|Middle and West||UTC−06:00 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−05:00 (CDT)|
|ISO 3166 code||US-TN|
|Latitude||34°59′ N to 36°41′ N|
|Longitude||81°39′ W to 90°19′ W|
Tennessee is a state in the United States. Its capital is Nashville, which is also the country music center of America. It is the home of the Smoky Mountains which are a famous tourist attraction. Other well known cities and towns are Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Oak Ridge, Lynchburg, Carthage, Lawrenceburg, Clarksville, Lebanon, Pigeon Forge, Murfreesboro, and Gatlinburg. Tennessee touches eight states: Kentucky and Virginia to the north; North Carolina to the east; Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi on the south; Arkansas and Missouri (by the Mississippi River) to the west. Tennessee ties Missouri as the state bordering the most other states.
Tennessee was the 16th state to join the nation, on June 1, 1796
Several professional sports teams play there, including the Tennessee Titans of the NFL, the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA, and the Nashville Predators of the NHL.
Cherokee and other Native American tribes lived in Tennessee before the arrival of Europeans. African American slaves worked on plantations in the state.
Tennessee is known for its country music and Southern cuisine.
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References[change | change source]
- ↑ McKenzie, Kevin (May 25, 2017). "Nashville overtakes Memphis as Tennessee's largest city". The Tennessean.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived from the original on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
- ↑ "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 (NST-EST2017-01)" (XLS). U.S. Census Bureau. December 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
- ↑ "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2017. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
- ↑ "Languages in Tennessee (State)". Statistical Atlas. Archived from the original on April 28, 2019. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
- ↑ "NASHVILLE RECORDING INDUSTRY". Tennesseeencyclopedia.net. Retrieved 2008-09-13.