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Tennessee

Tennessee
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State nickname: Volunteer State

(In Detail)
Capital Nashville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water
 - % water
Ranked 36th
109,247 kmē
106,846 kmē
2,400 kmē
2.2%
Population
 - Total (2000)
 - Density
Ranked 16th
5,689,283
52/kmē
Admittance into Union
 - Order
 - Date

16th
June 1, 1796
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Central: UTC-6/-5
Eastern TN in Eastern, Western TN in Central
Latitude
Longitude
35°N to 36°41'N
81°37'W to 90°28'W
Width
Length
Elevation
  -Highest
  -Mean
  -Lowest
195 km
710 km
 
2,025 meters
275 meters
54 meters
ISO 3166-2:US-TN
Tennessee is a southern state of the United States.

USS Tennessee was named in honor of this state.

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History

Law and Government
[Note that all the U.S. states have similar legal and political systems, so maybe we only need to mention anything that makes the state distinct]

  • governor -- current, previous governors
  • legislature -- bicameral or unicameral? names of houses?
  • structure of state judicary
  • information on state constitution
  • does it have referenda?

See:List of Tennessee Governors Geography See:List of Tennessee counties

It is bordered on the north by Kentucky and Virginia, on the east by North Carolina, on the south by Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, and on the west by Arkansas and Missouri. The state is bisected by the Tennessee River[?].

The state of Tennessee is traditionally divided by its people into three grand divisions - East, Middle, and West Tennessee.

Economy

  • State income
  • Major industries/products
  • state taxes

Demographics

  • state population
  • racial/ethnic makeup of state
  • religious makeup of state

Important Cities and Towns

The capital is Nashville. Other important cities are Bristol-Kingsport-Johnson City, Oak Ridge, Chattanooga, Memphis and Knoxville. As of 2000, the population is 5,689,283.

Education

Colleges and Universities

Professional Sports Teams

Miscellaneous Information

See: Tennessee State Flag[?]

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