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This article is about the U.s. state of Tennessee. For the stream, see Tennessee River. For different utilization, see Tennessee (disambiguation).

State of Tennessee

Banner of Tennessee state seal of Tennessee

Flag seal

Nickname(s): The Volunteer State

Motto(s): Agriculture and Commerce

Guide of the United States with Tennessee highlighted

Official language english

Demonym tennessean

Capital nashville

Biggest city memphis

Biggest metro nashville Metropolitan Area

Area ranked 36th

- Total 42,143 sq mi

(109,247 km2)

- 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

Population ranked seventeenth

- Total 6,495,978 (2013 est)[1]

- Density 153.9/sq mi  (60.0/km2)

Positioned 21st


- Highest point clingmans Dome[2][3]

6,643 ft (2025 m)

- Mean 900 ft  (270 m)

- Lowest point mississippi River at Mississippi border[2][3]

178 ft (54 m)

Before statehood southwest Territory

Admission to Union june 1, 1796 (sixteenth)

Governor bill Haslam (R)

Lieutenant Governor ron Ramsey (R)

Legislature general Assembly

- Upper house senate

- Lower house house of Representatives

U.s. Senators lamar Alexander (R)

Bounce Corker (R)

U.s. House delegation 7 Republicans, 2 Democrats (rundown)

Time zones

- East Tennessee eastern: UTC -5/ -4

- Middle and West central: UTC -6/ -5

Abbreviations tn, Tenn. US-TN

Website www.tennessee.gov

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Tennessee (Listeni/tɛnɨˈsiː/) (Cherokee: ᏔᎾᏏ, Tanasi) is a U.s. state spotted in the Southeastern United States. Tennessee is the 36th most broad and the seventeenth most crowded of the 50 United States. Tennessee is flanked by Kentucky and Virginia to the north, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, and Arkansas and Missouri to the west. The Appalachian Mountains rule the eastern piece of the state, and the Mississippi River structures the state's western outskirt. Tennessee's capital and second biggest city is Nashville, which has a populace of 624,496. Memphis is the state's biggest city, with a populace of 655,155.[4]

The state of Tennessee is established in the Watauga Association, a 1772 boondocks settlement by and large viewed as the first protected government west of the Appalachians.[5] What is currently Tennessee was at first piece of North Carolina, and later piece of the Southwest Territory. Tennessee was admitted to the Union as the sixteenth state on June 1, 1796. Tennessee was the last state to leave the Union and join the Confederacy at the episode of the U.s. Common War in 1861 and the first state to be readmitted to the Union at the end of the war.[6]

Tennessee outfitted a larger number of warriors for the Confederate Army than another state, and a greater number of fighters for the Union Army than another Southern state.[6] Beginning amid Reconstruction, it hosted focused gathering governmental issues, however a Democratic takeover in the late 1880s brought about entry of disfranchisement laws in 1889 that prohibited most blacks and numerous poor whites from voting, strongly decreasing rivalry in governmental issues in the state until section of social liberties enactment in the mid-twentieth century.[7] In the twentieth century, Tennessee transitioned from an agrarian economy to a more differentiated economy, helped by enormous elected financing in the Tennessee Valley Authority and, in the early 1940s, the city of Oak Ridge. This city was created to house the Manhattan Project's uranium enhancement offices, serving to construct the world's first nuclear shell.

Tennessee has assumed a basic part in the improvement of numerous manifestations of American prevalent music, including shake and move, soul, nation, and rockabilly. Beale Street in Memphis is considered by numerous to be the origin of soul, with performers, for example, W.c. Helpful performing in its clubs as ahead of schedule as 1909.[8] Memphis is likewise home to Sun Records, where performers, for example, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Charlie Rich started their recording vocations, and where shake and move came to fruition in the 1950s.[9] The 1927 Victor recording sessions in Bristol by and large check the start of the blue grass music classification and the ascent of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1930s helped make Nashville the inside of the blue grass music recording industry.[10][11] Three block and-mortar galleries perceive Tennessee's part in supporting different types of mainstream music: the Memphis Rock N' Soul Museum, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, and the International Rock-A-Billy Museum in Jackson. In addition, the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, an online webpage perceiving the advancement of rockabilly in which Tennessee assumed an essential part, is situated in Nashville.

Tennessee's significant commercial enterprises incorporate horticulture, assembling, and tourism. Poultry, soybeans, and cows are the state's essential horticultural products,[12] and significant assembling fares incorporate chemicals, transportation supplies, and electrical equipment.[13] The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the country's most gone by national park, is headquartered in the eastern piece of the state, and an area of the Appalachian Trail harshly takes after the Tennessee-North Carolina border.[14] Other real vacation destinations incorporate the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga; Dollywood in Pigeon Forge; the Parthenon, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville; the Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg; and Elvis Presley's Graceland habitation and tomb, the Memphis Zoo, and the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.

Substance  [hide]

1 Name starting point

1.1 Nickname

2 Geography

2.1 East Tennessee

2.2 Middle Tennessee

2.3 West Tennessee

2.4 Public terrains

2.5 Climate

3 Important urban areas and towns

4 History

4.1 Early history

4.2 Statehood (1796)

4.3 Civil War and Reconstruction

4.4 twentieth century

4.5 21st century

5 Demograph

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