Tennessee Facts



State Location Tennessee Location In The US
State Abbreviation TN
Statehood June 1, 1796
State Capital Nashville
State Size Total (Land + Water): 42,143 sq miles; Land Only: 41,217 sq miles
Number of Counties 95
State Population (2015)6,600,299
State Population Density160.1 people / square mile
Electoral Votes11
State Quarter Issue Date January 2, 2002
State Motto Agriculture and Commerce
State Flower Iris
State Tree Tulip poplar
State Bird Mockingbird
Nickname Volunteer State
State Flag Tennessee State Flag
State Gas Tax$0.2140 / Gallon
State Cigarette Tax$0.62 / Pack
Area Codes 423, 615, 731, 865, 901, 931
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Memphis (646,889)
Nashville (601,222)
Knoxville (178,874)
Chattanooga (167,674)
Clarksville (132,929)
Major Sports Teams NFL: Tennessee Titans
NBA: Memphis Grizzlies
NHL: Nashville Predators




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