|State nickname: Volunteer State|
- % water
Ranked 36th |
- Total (2000)
|Admittance into Union
June 1, 1796
Eastern TN in Eastern, Western TN in Central
35°N to 36°41'N|
81°37'W to 90°28'W
195 km |
USS Tennessee was named in honor of this state.
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]
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.