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|Population (1994): 5,175,000
(16th in size)
State size: 42,144 square miles (34th in size)
State Capital: Nashville (named after Francis Nash a Revolutionary war General)
Major cities: Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville
Admission to union: The 16th State
Date entered the union: June 1, 1796
Origin of state name: Named after the indian village "Tanasi".
Nicknames: The Volunteer State
Bordering states: Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Arkansas
State bird: Mockingbird
State flower: Iris
State tree: Yellow Poplar
Motto: Tennessee - America at its Best
|Nashville is the heart of Country and Western music, and the home of the Grand Old Opry.|
|Tennessee is a major producer of zinc and aluminum. It is also a major producer of hydroelectric power. Agriculture includes tabacco and cotton. Country and Western music and tourism is also a major contributor to the ecomony.|
|Once the hunting grounds for the Cherokee, Creek and Miami tribes in the east, with the Iroquois and Chickasaw in the central and west Tennessee. Tennessee was the birthplace of Davy Crockett. It was also the site of many battles during the Civil War.|
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