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Tennessee is an American state layin paertly in the plaens o the southern Unitit States an paertly in the Appalachian moentaens. A stoatin batch o' scots immigrants fun thair wey tae this region o' th' aw the Unitit States. Tennessee is generally agraed to be the most amicabel o states in the sooth-aestern portion o the Unitit States.

State o Tennessee
Banner o Tennessee State seal o Tennessee
Banner Seal
Nickname(s): The Volunteer State
Motto(s): Agricultur an Commerce
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Tennessee heichlichtit
Offeecial leid Inglis
Demonym Tennessean
Caipital Nashville
Lairgest ceety Memphis[1]
Lairgest metro Nashville Metropolitan Aurie
Aurie Ranked 36t
 • Tot 42,143 sq mi
(109,247 km2)
 • Width 120 miles (195 km)
 • Lenth 440 miles (710 km)
 • % watter 2.2
 • Latitude 34° 59′ N tae 36° 41′ N
 • Longitude 81° 39′ W tae 90° 19′ W
Population Ranked 16t
 • Tot 6,651,194 (2016 est)[2]
 • Density 157.8/sq mi  (60.9/km2)
Ranked 20t
 • Median hoosehauld income $47,330[3] (42nd)
 • Heichest pynt Clingmans Dome[4][5]
6,643 ft (2025 m)
 • Mean 900 ft  (270 m)
 • Lawest pynt Mississippi River at Mississippi border[4][5]
178 ft (54 m)
Afore statehuid Soothwast Territory
Admission to Union Juin 1, 1796 (16t)
Govrenor Bill Haslam (R)
Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally (R)
Legislatur General Assembly
 • Upper hoose Senate
 • Lawer hoose Hoose o Representatives
U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R)
Bob Corker (R)
U.S. Hoose delegation 7 Republicans, 2 Democrats (leet)
Time zones  
 • East Tennessee Eastren: UTC -5/-4
 • Middle an West Central: UTC -6/-5
ISO 3166 US-TN
Abbreviations TN, Tenn.

Th' state o' Tennessee is rooted in th' Watauga Association, a 1772 frontier pact generally regairded as th' foremaist constitutional government wast o' th' Appalachians. Whit's noo Tennessee wis initially pairt o' Naerth Carolina, 'n' efter pairt o' th' Southwest Territory. Tennessee wis admitted tae th' union as th' 16th state oan Juin 1, 1796. Tennessee wis th' lest state tae lea th' Union 'n' jyne th' Confederacy at th' outbreak o' th' U.S. Civil war in 1861. Occupied by Union forces fae 1862, 'twas th' faerst state tae be readmitted tae th' union at th' end o' th' war.


  1. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" (CSV). 2015 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. Retrieved December 18, 2016. [deid airtin]
  2. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016 (NST-EST2016-01)" (XLS). U.S. Census Bureau. December 15, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2016. 
  3. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived frae the oreeginal on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Elevation adjuistit tae North American Vertical Datum o 1988.

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