State Abbreviation - TN
State Capital - Nashville
Largest City - Memphis
Area - 42,146 square miles [Tennessee is the 36th biggest state in the USA]
Population - 5,689,283 (as of 2000) [Tennessee is the 16th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Tennesseans
Major Industries - mining (coal), electrical power, enriched uranium production, music, automobile manufacturing, farming (tobacco, cattle, soybeans, cotton), walking horses, tourism
Major Rivers - Tennessee River, Mississippi River, Cumberland River, Clinch River, Duck River
Major Lakes - Kentucky Lake, Norris Lake, Chickamauga Lake, Cherokee Lake, Tims Ford Reservoir
Highest Point - Clingmans Dome (located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) - 6,643 feet (2,025 m) above sea level
Bordering States - Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia
Origin of the Name Tennessee - The name Tennessee came from a Cherokee village in the region that is called "Tanasie."
State Nickname - The Volunteer State
State Motto - "Agriculture and Commerce"
State Songs - My Homeland Tennessee, The Tennessee Waltz, When It's Iris Time in Tennessee, My Tennessee, Rocky Top, Tennessee, and The Pride of Tennessee