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Capital City:

Nashville

Statehood:

June 1, 1796 (16th)

Population:

5,501,000

Nickname:

Volunteer State

Motto:

Agriculture and Commerce

Origin of State Name:

Named after Cherokee Indian villages called "Tanasi"

Counties:

95

Largest Cities:

Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville

Border States:

Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia

Land Area:

41,154 sq. mi., 34th largest

Highest Point:

Clingmans Dome, 16,643 ft.

Lowest Point:

Mississippi River, 178 ft.

State Bird:

Mockingbird

State Flower:

Iris (iridaceae)

State Tree:

Tulip poplar (liriodendron tulipifera)

State Song:

'The Tennessee Waltz', 'Tennessee, My Homeland', 'Tennessee', 'When It's Iris Time in Tennessee', 'My Tennessee Rocky Top'

State Web Site:

www.state.tn.us


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