Tennessee is a landlocked state in the southeastern United States. It shares borders with Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia. Covering an area of 42,143 square miles, Map of Tennessee is the 36th largest state. The state has a population of 6.8 million people (2019 est.), making it the 16th most populous of the 50 states. The Capital and the largest city of the state is Nashville. The states’ nickname is “The Volunteer State.”
The region was first inhabited by Paleo Indians some 12,000 years ago. Spanish explorer first arrived in this area. What is now Tennessee was originally a part of North Carolina. In 1776, the 13 colonies achieved their independence from the British, and Tennessee was declared a free state. Tennessee joined the Union as the 16th state on June 1, 1796.
- Capital: Nashville
- Population: 6.7 million
- Nickname: The Volunteer State
- Key Cities: Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Gatlinburg
- Major Industries: Automotive manufacturing, energy, film production
- Size: 42,143 sq. miles
- Lowest point: Mississippi River at 178 ft.
- Highest point: Clingmans Dome at 6,643 ft.
- Counties: 95
Political Map of Tennessee
Tennessee is a landlocked state located in the southeastern United States. Political Map of Tennessee shares borders with other states. With Kentucky and Virginia state to the north, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, Arkansas to the west, and Missouri to the northwest. The Capital and the largest city of the state is Nashville. The states’ nickname is “The Volunteer State.” The state is flanked by the Appalachian Mountains on the east and the Mississippi River on the west.
County Map of Tennessee
A county is a region of Britain, Ireland, or the USA which has its own local government. There are 95 counties in the County Map of Tennessee. Shelby County is the largest county covering an area of 755 sq mi (1,955 km2). It is also the most populous county of the state with 927,644 residents. Pickett County is the least populous county with (4,945) and the smallest in the area was Trousdale County, covering 114 sq mi (295 km2).
Top 5 Largest Tennessee Counties by Area
- Shelby County – 755 sq mi
- Wayne County – 734 sq mi
- Fayette County – 705 sq mi
- Cumberland County – 682 sq mi
- Hardeman County – 668 sq m
Top 5 Populous Counties in Tennessee
- Shelby County- 906,825
- Davidson County – 626,144
- Knox County – 430,019
- Hamilton County – 332,848
- Rutherford County – 249,270
Geography Map of Tennessee
Tennessee is located in the southeastern region of the United States. It shares borders with Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia. Tennessee occupies an area of 109,152 km² (42,144 sq mi). The highest point in the state is the Clingmans Dome at 2,025 m (6,643 ft), a mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains (which are part of the Blue Ridge Mountains).
The Geography Map of Tennessee is divided into three Grand Divisions: East, Middle, and West Tennessee. In the southern part of the Appalachian Plateau, the Cumberland Plateau dominates East Tennessee. Middle Tennessee lies west of the Cumberland Plateau. Between Tennessee River and the Mississippi lies West Tennessee. The major rivers of the state are the Tennessee River, Mississippi River, and Cumberland River.
Transportation Map of Tennessee
Transportation Map of Tennessee features 17 active interstate highways routes with over 1,959.54 mi. All Interstate highways are I-24, I-26, I-40, I-55, I-65, I-69, I-81, I-124, I-140, I-240, I-440, I-640, I-840, I-155, I-265, I-269, I-275, I-181. The busiest airports in the state are Memphis International Airport and Nashville International Airport. Amtrak operates the City of New Orleans through the state, with two stops at Newbern Depot and Memphis Central Station.
Cities Map of Tennessee
The Capital and the largest city of the state is Nashville. Largest cities in Tennessee with a population:
Memphis (672,000), Nashville (626,000), Knoxville (178,000), Chattanooga (167,000), Clarksville (133,000), Murfreesboro (109,000).
Other cities and towns in Tennessee:
Athens, Bolivar, Bristol, Brownsville, Cleveland, Columbia, Cookeville, Dickson, Dyersburg, Fayetteville, Franklin, Gallatin, Paris, Portland, Pulaski, Savannah, Selmer, Shelbyville, Smyrna, Tullahoma, Union City, and Waverly.