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|State of Tennessee|
|Nickname(s): The Volunteer State|
|Motto(s): Agriculture and Commerce|
|Largest metro||Nashville Metropolitan Area|
42,143 sq mi |
|- Width||120 miles (195 km)|
|- Length||440 miles (710 km)|
|- % water||2.2|
|- Latitude||34° 59′ N to 36° 41′ N|
|- Longitude||81° 39′ W to 90° 19′ W|
|Number of people||Ranked 17th|
|- Total||6,495,978 (2013 est)|
153.9/sq mi (60.0/km2)|
|Height above sea level|
|- Highest point||
6,643 ft (2025 m)
|- Average||900 ft (270 m)|
|- Lowest point||
Mississippi River at Mississippi border|
178 ft (54 m)
|Became part of the U.S.||June 1, 1796 (16th)|
|Governor||Bill Haslam (R)|
Lamar Alexander (R)|
Bob Corker (R)
|U.S. House delegation||7 Republicans, 2 Democrats (list)|
|- East Tennessee||Eastern: UTC -5/-4|
|- Middle and West||Central: UTC -6/-5|
|Abbreviations||TN, Tenn. US-TN|
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 (the biggest city), Knoxville, Chattanooga, Oak Ridge, Lynchburg, Carthage, Lawrenceburg, Clarksville, Lebanon, Pigeon Forge, Graceland, 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.
- "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. http://egsc.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/booklets/elvadist/elvadist.html. Retrieved March 16, 2014.
- Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
- "NASHVILLE RECORDING INDUSTRY". Tennesseeencyclopedia.net. http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=R018. Retrieved 2008-09-13.