Tennessee (Cherokee: ᏔᎾᏏ, translit. Tanasi) is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 16th most populous of the 50 states. Tennessee is bordered by Kentucky to the north, Virginia to the northeast, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi to the south, Arkansas to the west and Missouri to the northwest. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms the state's western border. Nashville is the state's capital and largest city. Tennessee's second largest city is Memphis.
Geographical type: Territory
Latitude: 36° N — Longitude: 86° W
Area: 109,247 km²
ISO 3166-2 code: US-TN
Measures of Freedom
2014: Overall rank: 6, fiscal policy rank: 2, regulatory policy rank: 13, personal freedom rank: 42, economic freedom rank: 3
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 277
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