Tennessee, with the postal abbreviation TN is one among the 50 states in the United States, situated in the Southeastern part of the country. Tennessee is surrounded by North Carolina in the east, Missouri and Arkansas in the west, Virginia and Kentucky in the north and Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi in the south. The eastern part of the state is dominated by the Appalachian Mountains and its western part is dominated by the Mississippi River.
Tennessee is originated in a 1772 border agreement called the Watauga Association, is generally considered as the primary constitutional government on the west of the Appalachian Mountains. Tennessee was the most recent state to depart the Union and unite the Confederacy at the eruption of the 1861 United States Civil War and the original state to be acknowledged again to the Union at the end of the Civil War.
The chief industries of Tennessee comprise manufacturing, agriculture and tourism. The primary agricultural products of the state include soybeans, poultry and cattle. The main manufacturing exports of the state of Tennessee comprise transportation equipment, chemicals and electrical equipment. Tennessee is the 17th most crowded and the 36th most wide-ranging state among the 50 states of the country.
Tennessee was the 16th state admitted to the union on the 1st of June 1796. The total land area of Tennessee is 42,144 square miles, which offers the state an area rank of 36 out of the available 50 states in the United States. In addition, water surface occupies 910 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are 95 counties in Tennessee among which the Pickett County and Chester County were the most recent counties formed in the state, in the year 1879.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of Tennessee was 5,689,283. Among the counties of the Tennessee State, the most populous county is the Shelby County with the population of 927,644, and the Pickett County is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 5,077.
As of 2010, there are 11 State Electoral Votes in Tennessee. The State Quarter issue Date of Tennessee is January 2, 2002. The state motto of Tennessee is “Agriculture and Commerce“.
Volunteer State is the nickname of the state of Tennessee. The name of the state bird of Tennessee is the Mockingbird. Yellow-poplar is the state tree of Tennessee, and the Iris is the state flower. Nashville City is the state capital of Tennessee. The Memphis City is the biggest of all cities in Tennessee by population, and the Nashville City ranks first in total land area, too. The Jonesborough City is the oldest city in Tennessee. The Tennessee State is served by six area codes, such as 423, 615, 731, 865, 901 and 931.