West Tennessee

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West Tennessee
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Nickname(s): 
West TN, West Tenn.
The counties of Tennessee highlighted in red that are designated part of West Tennessee.
The counties of Tennessee highlighted in red that are designated part of West Tennessee.
Country United States
State Tennessee
Largest cityMemphis
Area
 • Land27,600 km2 (10,650 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
1,557,649
 • Density56.47/km2 (146.26/sq mi)
Demonym(s)West Tennessean

West Tennessee is one of the three Grand Divisions of the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is mostly the western part of the state.[1] The area includes 21 counties between the Tennessee and Mississippi rivers.[2] Its geography consists primarily of flat lands with rich soil and vast floodplain areas of the Mississippi River.[1][3] Of the three regions, West Tennessee is the most sharply defined geographically, and is the lowest-lying.[4] It is both the least populous and smallest by land area, of the three Grand Divisions. It's biggest city is Memphis, the state's second most populated city.

Counties[change | change source]

There are 21 counties in West Tennessee.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Tennessee | Capital, Map, Population, History, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  2. "Tennessee Blue Book 2015-2016" (PDF). sos.tn.gov. Nashville: Tennessee Secretary of State. 2015. p. 639. Retrieved June 5, 2021.
  3. "West Region". www.tn.gov. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  4. "Tennessee Culture - Tennessee History - Grand Divisions - THS". Tennessee Historical Society. 2017-03-13. Retrieved 2019-10-15.