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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Nashville // state code ISO: TN ; FIPS: US47
    surface: 106763 = 41224 sq.mi // rank in USA: 34 // location: East South Central
    climate: humid continental to the N; humid subtropical to the S
    entered USA as 16th state on: 1796-06-01
    administrative division: 95 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 5,689,283
    population density 2000: 53 per = 138 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 16,7%
    main ethnic groups: white 80,2%; black 16,4%; Asian 1,0%; other 1,4%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: tobacco, cotton, lint, soybeans, grain, corn
    livestock (million): cattle: 2,2 / pigs: 0,23 / poultry: 2,2 ; broilers 150,8
    timber/lumber: red oak, white oak, yellow poplar, hickory
    chief industries: manufacturing, trade, services, tourism, finance, insurance, real estate
    chief industrial products: chemical, food, transportation equipment, industrial machinery & equipment
    chief mining products: crushed stone, zinc, portland cement, sand & gravel, clays
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Clingmans Dome 2025 m = 6643 ft
    other mountains: Mt. Guyot 2018, Mt. Le Conte 2009
    lowest point in the state: ca 79 m SW of Memphis
    lakes: hardly any natural lakes
    artificial lakes: Kentucky L., L. Barkley, Dale Hollow L., Cherokee L., J. Percy Priest L., Norris L.
    rivers: Mississippi, Tennessee, Cumberland
    others: islands: none // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Volunteer State
    motto: Agriculture and commerce
    song: The Tennessee Waltz
    flower: Iris // bird: Mockingbird // tree: Tulip poplar
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.05 by Jan Lahmeyer
    1999/2003 "populstat" site: Jan Lahmeyer