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|State of Tennessee|
|Anthem: Nine songs|
Map of the United States with Tennessee highlighted
|Before statehood||Southwest Territory|
|Admitted to the Union||June 1, 1796 (16th)|
(and largest city)
|Largest metro||Greater Nashville|
|• Governor||Bill Lee (R)|
|• Lieutenant Governor||Randy McNally (R)|
|• Upper house||Senate|
|• Lower house||House of Representatives|
|U.S. senators||Lamar Alexander (R)|
Marsha Blackburn (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%|
|Elevation||900 ft (270 m)|
|Highest elevation||6,643 ft (2,025 m)|
|Lowest elevation||178 ft (54 m)|
|• Density||159.4/sq mi (61.5/km2)|
|• Density rank||20th|
|• Median household income||$52,340|
|• Income rank||42nd|
|• 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|
|The Flag of Tennessee.|
|Amphibian||Tennessee cave salamander|
|Fish|| Channel catfish|
|Mammal(s)|| Tennessee Walking Horse|
|Reptile||Eastern box turtle|
|Tree|| Tulip poplar|
Eastern red cedar
|Fossil||Pterotrigonia (Scabrotrigonia) thoracica|
|Gemstone||Tennessee River pearl|
|Poem||"Oh Tennessee, My Tennessee" by William Lawrence|
|Slogan(s)||"Tennessee—America at its best"|
|Tartan||Tennessee State Tartan|
|Released in 2002|
|Lists of United States state insignia|
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
- McKenzie, Kevin (May 25, 2017). "Nashville overtakes Memphis as Tennessee's largest city". The Tennessean. http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2017/05/25/nashville-overtakes-memphis-tennessees-largest-city/342624001.
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- 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. http://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/tables/2010-2017/state/totals/nst-est2017-01.xlsx. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
- "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2017. http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/median-annual-income/?currentTimeframe=0. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
- "Languages in Tennessee (State)". Statistical Atlas. https://statisticalatlas.com/state/Tennessee/Languages.
- "NASHVILLE RECORDING INDUSTRY". Tennesseeencyclopedia.net. http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=R018. Retrieved 2008-09-13.