Tennessee (TN)


Quick Facts

Capital City: Nashville

Abbreviation:  TN

Population (2019):  6,495,978; Rank: 17 of 50 | Population Quick Facts

Region:   South

Admission to Statehood:  June 1, 1796 (16th State)

State Motto: Agriculture and Commerce

State Nickname:  Volunteer State

Origin of State Name:  Named after Cherokee Indian villages called Tanasi

Bordering States: The State of Tennessee has 8 neighbors namely, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia. | List of US Regions

Sports Teams: Find the best High School, College, League, and Professional sports teams of Tennessee State

Area Codes:  423, 615, 731, 865, 901, 931

Zip Codes: Tennessee Zip Codes

Famous People: Find out all the information about the famous people in Tennessee

State Symbols

Bird:  Mockingbird | List of State Birds

Animal:  Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

State Fruit:  Tomato

State Gemstone:  Tennessee River Pearl

Flag:  The three stars on the Tennessee flag represent the three different land forms in Tennessee. Mountains in the east, highlands in the middle and lowlands in the west. On the flag these regions are bound together in an unbroken circle. The field is crimson with a blue background for the stars. The final blue strip relieves the sameness of the crimson field and prevents the flag from showing too much crimson when it is limp. Get this Flag

Flower: Iris (Iridaceae) | Other State Flowers

Soil:  Dickson


Tree:  Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipfera) | Other State Trees

Quarter:   Tennessee Quarter | List of State Quarters



Tennessee on a map



  • Area: 42,146 sq.mi (109,158 sq.km.), 26th
  • Land: 41,220 sq.mi. (106,759 sq.km.), 34th
  • Water: 926 sq.mi. (2,398 sq.km.), 32nd

Largest Cities: Memphis | Nashville | Knoxville | Chattanooga | Clarksville | Murfreesboro | Jackson | Johnson City | Franklin| Bartlett

Highest Point:  Clingmans Dome ; 6,643 feet, (2,025 m.), 17th tallest

Lowest Point:  Tennessee; 182 feet, 28th lowest

Geographic Center:  Rutherford, 5 miles northeast of Murfreesboro

Blank Outline Maps: Find printable blank map of the State of Tennessee , without names, so you can quiz yourself on important locations, abbreviations, or state capital.

City Guide:  Visit Tennessee City Guide for a look at geography, local history, architecture, and culture.

National Parks:
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Manhattan Project National Historical Park
Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail
Obed Wild and Scenic River
Shiloh National Military Park
Stones River National Battlefield



State Government

Governor:  Bill Lee (R)

Senators:  Marsha Blackburn (R) Bill Hagerty (R)

Representatives:  House,  Senate

Constitution:  Tennessee Constitution 

Government Offices Directory:  Find all information here at the Tennessee government offices directory

Electoral College Votes:  11 Votes

Vital Records: Find out all the information about the vital records for the state of Tennessee



  • Economy:
    • Agriculture: Soybeans, cotton, tobacco, livestock and livestock products, dairy products, cattle, hogs.
    • Industry: Chemicals, transportation equipment, rubber, plastics.
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