The US state of Tennessee is one of the southern states. Incidentally, the name comes from Tanasi, the name of an Indian settlement on the Tennessee River. One of the nicknames of the state is “Volunteer State”. It dates from the time of the British-American War, in which numerous citizens of Tennessee fought as volunteers for their country.
- Liuxers: List of Federal school codes for educational institutions located in Tennessee. Includes FAFSA codes in the state of Tennessee.
The US state of Tennessee
Mountain view in Tennessee
Tennessee is famous for the blues, Nashville country music and of course for being the birthplace of megastar Elvis, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, who lived and is buried in Memphis. Anyone who follows the television commercials more closely will also be familiar with the Jack Daniels whiskey brand. In addition, with ten million visitors, the most visited national park in the USA, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is largely in Tennessee. Here you will find the largest jungle area in the American East. Despite the high number of visitors, the park’s 1,400 km of hiking trails are not very frequented, it is great fun to hike here.
Tennessee is bounded on the north by the states of Kentucky and Virginia, on the east by North Carolina, and on the south by Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, and on the west by Arkansas and Missouri. This makes Tennessee (along with Missouri, which also borders eight states) the US state with the largest number of neighboring states. The Tennessee River flows through the state. The highest point is Clingmans Dome at 2,025 meters.
Tennessee has about 6.3 million inhabitants on just over 109,000 km². Of these, 78% are white, 16% Afro-American, 4.5% Central or Latin American, 1.3% Asian and 0.2% Native American.
The largest cities in Tennessee with their 2010 population rounded. See Tennessee counties list.
- Nashville* 647,000
- Memphis 627,000
- Knoxville 179,000
- Chattanooga 168,000
- Clarksville 133,000
Climate and weather
The climate in Tennessee City is warm and temperate. Rain can be expected all year round, in the warm summer as well as in the mild winter, when there is hardly any snow to be seen. We would recommend spring and autumn as the best time to travel, because in summer it gets quite humid in the southern states, with rain there are temperatures of over 30 degrees Celsius and the humidity is also quite high during this time. This is precisely in the area of the Mississippi River, due to height differences of almost 2,000 m, the temperatures are also rising from east to west.