Tennessee covers 42,144 sq miles and has a population of 5,689,283 people. Tennessee’s capital is Nashville which has a population of 569,891. Other important cities are Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City, Oak Ridge, Clarksville, Chattanooga, Memphis and Knoxville.
Tennessee was admitted to the Union in 1796 as the 16th state. It is bordered on the north by Kentucky and Virginia, on the east by North Carolina, on the south by Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, and on the west by Arkansas and Missouri. Tennessee is divided into three Grand Regions: West, Middle and East. Each of these areas is quite diverse and yet each shares beautiful nature, history and traditions.