Tennessee

State of Tennessee
Flag of TennesseeState seal of Tennessee
FlagSeal
Nickname(s): The Volunteer State
Motto(s): Agriculture and Commerce
Map of the United States with Tennessee highlighted
Official languageEnglish
DemonymTennessean
CapitalNashville
Largest cityNashville
Largest metroNashville Metropolitan Area
AreaRanked 36th
 • Total42,143 sq mi
(109,247 km2)
 • Width120 miles (195 km)
 • Length440 miles (710 km)
 • % water2.2
 • Latitude34° 59′ N to 36° 41′ N
 • Longitude81° 39′ W to 90° 19′ W
PopulationRanked 17th
 • Total6,495,978 (2013 est)
 • Density153.9/sq mi  (60.0/km2)
Ranked 21st
Elevation
 • Highest pointClingmans Dome[1][2]
6,643 ft (2025 m)
 • Mean900 ft  (270 m)
 • Lowest pointMississippi River at Mississippi border[1][2]
178 ft (54 m)
Before statehoodSouthwest Territory
Admission to UnionJune 1, 1796 (16th)
GovernorBill Haslam (R)
Lieutenant GovernorRon Ramsey (R)
LegislatureGeneral Assembly
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. SenatorsLamar Alexander (R)
Bob Corker (R)
U.S. House delegation7 Republicans, 2 Democrats (list)
Time zones 
 • East TennesseeEastern: UTC -5/-4
 • Middle and WestCentral: UTC -6/-5
ISO 3166US-TN
AbbreviationsTN, www.tennessee.gov

Tennessee is a state in the United States. Its capital is Nashville, which is also the country music center of America.[3] 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, 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.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Tennessee
አማርኛ: ቴነሲ
Ænglisc: Tennessee
العربية: تينيسي
aragonés: Tennessee
arpetan: Tennessee
asturianu: Tennessee
Avañe'ẽ: Tenesi
Aymar aru: Tennessee suyu
azərbaycanca: Tennessi
تۆرکجه: تنسی ایالتی
বাংলা: টেনেসী
Bân-lâm-gú: Tennessee
башҡортса: Теннесси
беларуская: Тэнесі
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Тэнэсі
भोजपुरी: टेनेसी
Bikol Central: Tennessee
Bislama: Tennessee
български: Тенеси
Boarisch: Tennessee
བོད་ཡིག: ཐེན་ནེ་སི།
bosanski: Tennessee
brezhoneg: Tennessee
буряад: Теннесси
català: Tennessee
Чӑвашла: Теннесси
Cebuano: Tennessee
čeština: Tennessee
Chavacano de Zamboanga: Tennessee
corsu: Tennessee
Cymraeg: Tennessee
dansk: Tennessee
davvisámegiella: Tennessee
Deutsch: Tennessee
eesti: Tennessee
Ελληνικά: Τενεσί
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Tennessee
English: Tennessee
español: Tennessee
Esperanto: Tenesio
euskara: Tennessee
فارسی: تنسی
Fiji Hindi: Tennessee
føroyskt: Tennessee
français: Tennessee
Frysk: Tennessee
Gaeilge: Tennessee
Gaelg: Tennessee
Gagauz: Tennessee
Gàidhlig: Tennessee
galego: Tennessee
گیلکی: تئنسی
ગુજરાતી: ટેનેસી
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Tennessee
хальмг: Теннесси
한국어: 테네시주
Hawaiʻi: Kenekī
հայերեն: Թենեսի
हिन्दी: टेनेसी
hrvatski: Tennessee
Igbo: Tennessee
Ilokano: Tennessee
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: টেনেসি
Bahasa Indonesia: Tennessee
interlingua: Tennessee
Interlingue: Tennessee
Iñupiak: Tennessee
íslenska: Tennessee
italiano: Tennessee
עברית: טנסי
Basa Jawa: Tennessee
Kabɩyɛ: Tenesii
Kapampangan: Tennessee
ქართული: ტენესი
қазақша: Теннесси
kernowek: Tennessi
Kiswahili: Tennessee
Kreyòl ayisyen: Tenèsi
kurdî: Tennessee
кырык мары: Теннесси
Ladino: Tennessee
لۊری شومالی: تئنئسی
Latina: Tennesia
latviešu: Tenesī
Lëtzebuergesch: Tennessee
lietuvių: Tenesis
Ligure: Tennessee
Limburgs: Tennessee
Lingua Franca Nova: Tennessee
lumbaart: Tennessee
magyar: Tennessee
मैथिली: टेनेसी
македонски: Тенеси
Malagasy: Tennessee
മലയാളം: ടെന്നസി
Māori: Tennessee
मराठी: टेनेसी
მარგალური: ტენესი
مصرى: تينيسى
مازِرونی: تنسی
Bahasa Melayu: Tennessee
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Tennessee
монгол: Теннесси
မြန်မာဘာသာ: တင်နက်ဆီပြည်နယ်
Dorerin Naoero: Tennessee
Nederlands: Tennessee
Nedersaksies: Tennessee
नेपाली: टेनेसी
नेपाल भाषा: टेनिसी
日本語: テネシー州
Napulitano: Tennessee
нохчийн: Теннесси
Nordfriisk: Tennessee
norsk: Tennessee
norsk nynorsk: Tennessee
occitan: Tennessee
олык марий: Теннесси
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Tennessi
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਟੈਨੇਸੀ
पालि: टेनिसी
پنجابی: ٹینیسی
Papiamentu: Tennessee
Piemontèis: Tenessì
Plattdüütsch: Tennessee
polski: Tennessee
português: Tennessee
română: Tennessee
rumantsch: Tennessee
Runa Simi: Tennessee suyu
русский: Теннесси
саха тыла: Теннесси
Gagana Samoa: Tenesi
संस्कृतम्: टेनेसी
sardu: Tennessee
Scots: Tennessee
Seeltersk: Tennessee
shqip: Tennessee
sicilianu: Tennessee
slovenčina: Tennessee
slovenščina: Tennessee
ślůnski: Tennessee
کوردی: تێنێسی
српски / srpski: Тенеси
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Tennessee
suomi: Tennessee
svenska: Tennessee
Tagalog: Tennessee
தமிழ்: டென்னிசி
Taqbaylit: Tennessee
татарча/tatarça: Теннесси
తెలుగు: టేనస్సీ
Türkçe: Tennessee
українська: Теннессі
اردو: ٹینیسی
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: Ténnéssi Shitati
Tiếng Việt: Tennessee
Volapük: Tennessee
文言: 田納西州
West-Vlams: Tennessee
Winaray: Tennessee
ייִדיש: טענעסי
Yorùbá: Tennessee
粵語: 田納西州
Zazaki: Tennessee
Zeêuws: Tennessee
žemaitėška: Tenesis
中文: 田纳西州