Tennessee Facts

Tennessee Facts
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Capital
Nashville

Became a State
June 1, 1796 (16th)

Location
southern United States

Area
42,143 sq. miles (36th)

Population
6,346,105 (17th)

Major Cities
Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Clarksville

Products
textiles, cotton, cattle, electrical power, mining, tobacco, soybeans

Climate
humid subtropical with the exception of the higher mountains which have a humid continental climate – hot summers and mild to cool winters

Yearly Precipitation
averages 50 inches

Professional Sports Teams
Tennessee Titans (National Football League)
Memphis Grizzlies (NationalBasketball Association)
Nashville Predators (National Hockey League)

Major Waterways
Mississippi River, Tennessee River
Cumberland River, Clinch River, Duck River

Most Famous Citizens
Davy Crockett (frontiersman)
Ernie Ford (singer)
Morgan Freeman (actor)
Albert Gore (United States Vice President)
Isaac Hayes (composer)
Dolly Parton (singer)

State Symbols
Bird – Mockingbird
Flower – Iris
Animal – Raccoon
Tree – Tulip Poplar
Insect – Firefly