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Welcome to Tennessee and a brief overview of The Volunteer State.

One of the Southern States, Tennessee is located in the southeastern part of the 48 "conterminous" states. It's bordered on the north by Kentucky and Virginia and on the south by Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina. Tennesee is bordered on the east by North Carolina and on the west by Missouri and Arkansas.

Tennessee's western border is formed by the Mississippi River.

Tennessee among the states

  • Statehood: June 1, 1796 (16th state)
  • Abbreviation: Tenn. (traditional), TN (postal)
  • Capital: Nashville.
  • Size: 42,114 square miles, includes inland water (34th)
  • Coastline: None.
  • Motto: Agriculture and Commerce.
  • State bird: Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) adopted 1933.
  • State flowers:
    • Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata) adopted 1919.
    • Iris (Genus Iridaceae) adopted 1933.
  • State songs:
  • State tree: Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) adopted 1947.


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