Capital city Nashville
Population 6.916.897 (2020)
Surface 109.247 km²
Governor Bill Lee (R)
Member of the US since 1796

Tennessee is one of the fifty states of the United States. The state is located in the east of the country. Tennessee’s abbreviation is TN. Its nickname is ‘The Volunteer State’. Volunteer means volunteer. With 6,346,105 inhabitants, Tennessee is the 16th most populous state in the US. Tennessee is bordered by Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri. The state is known for its country music. The capital of Tennessee is Nashville.

Towns

There are many cities in Tennessee. Here are the five largest.

Tennessee’s Largest Cities

Name Residents County
1. Memphis 650.100 Shelby County
2. Nashville 569.892 Davidson County
3. Knoxville 173.890 Knox County
4. Chattanooga 155.554 Hamilton County
5. Clarksville 103.455 Montgomery County

How many counties in Tennessee? The State of Tennessee comprises 95 counties.

Anderson County, Tennessee
Bedford County, Tennessee
Benton County, Tennessee
Bledsoe County, Tennessee
Blount County, Tennessee
Bradley County, Tennessee
Campbell County, Tennessee
Cannon County, Tennessee
Carroll County, Tennessee
Carter County, Tennessee
Cheatham County, Tennessee
Chester County, Tennessee
Claiborne County, Tennessee
Clay County, Tennessee
Cocke County, Tennessee
Coffee County, Tennessee
Crockett County, Tennessee
Cumberland County, Tennessee
Davidson County, Tennessee[38]
Decatur County, Tennessee
DeKalb County, Tennessee
Dickson County, Tennessee
Dyer County, Tennessee
Fayette County, Tennessee
Fentress County, Tennessee
Franklin County, Tennessee
Gibson County, Tennessee
Giles County, Tennessee
Grainger County, Tennessee
Greene County, Tennessee
Grundy County, Tennessee
Hamblen County, Tennessee
Hamilton County, Tennessee
Hancock County, Tennessee
Hardeman County, Tennessee
Hardin County, Tennessee
Hawkins County, Tennessee
Haywood County, Tennessee
Henderson County, Tennessee
Henry County, Tennessee
Hickman County, Tennessee
Houston County, Tennessee
Humphreys County, Tennessee
Jackson County, Tennessee
Jefferson County, Tennessee
Johnson County, Tennessee
Knox County, Tennessee
Lake County, Tennessee
Lauderdale County, Tennessee
Lawrence County, Tennessee
Lewis County, Tennessee
Lincoln County, Tennessee
Loudon County, Tennessee
Macon County, Tennessee
Madison County, Tennessee
Marion County, Tennessee
Marshall County, Tennessee
Maury County, Tennessee
McMinn County, Tennessee
McNairy County, Tennessee
Meigs County, Tennessee
Monroe County, Tennessee
Montgomery County, Tennessee
Moore County, Tennessee[39]
Morgan County, Tennessee
Obion County, Tennessee
Overton County, Tennessee
Perry County, Tennessee
Pickett County, Tennessee
Polk County, Tennessee
Putnam County, Tennessee
Rhea County, Tennessee
Roane County, Tennessee
Robertson County, Tennessee
Rutherford County, Tennessee
Scott County, Tennessee
Sequatchie County, Tennessee
Sevier County, Tennessee
Shelby County, Tennessee
Smith County, Tennessee
Stewart County, Tennessee
Sullivan County, Tennessee
Sumner County, Tennessee
Tipton County, Tennessee
Trousdale County, Tennessee[40]
Unicoi County, Tennessee
Union County, Tennessee
Van Buren County, Tennessee
Warren County, Tennessee
Washington County, Tennessee
Wayne County, Tennessee
Weakley County, Tennessee
White County, Tennessee
Williamson County, Tennessee
Wilson County, Tennessee

Memphis (United States)

The skyline of Memphis

Memphis is the largest city in the US state of Tennessee with a population of 674,028 in 2007. It is the 19th largest city in all of the US. From the year 2000, the population of the city decreases enormously with thousands of inhabitants. Along with Nashville (the administrative center of Tennessee), Memphis is the cultural, financial, and industrial center of Tennessee. Nashville is only slightly smaller. The city has many tourist attractions. A well-known one is Graceland, an Elvis Presley estate. The Memphis Zoo is also known for its giant pandas. The well-known Reverend Martin Luther King who stood up for black people in America was shot dead in this city. He was shot dead at the Lorraine Motel (a motel is like a mini- hotel). Today, the Lorraine Motel is a civil rights museum. Memphis has no twin cities.

Nashville (Tennessee)

Nashville’s skyline

Nashville is a large city in the United States with a population of 596,462 in the year 2008. It is located in the state of Tennessee. The city is the capital of Tennessee, but its second largest city. Memphishowever, is its largest city. The entire Nashville metropolitan area has a lot of inhabitants. Even about 1.3 million inhabitants. The area where Nashville has been inhabited for a long time. Several universities can be found in the city. Many students also live here. Much of the population here is of African origin. Geographically, Nashville is located in the middle of Tennessee. Along with Memphis, Nashville is the financial, industrial, political and cultural center of Tennessee. A well-known movie star who was born here is Miley Cyrus, known for Hannah Montana. All shops and restaurants in Nashville are closed on Sundays.

Partner cities

  • Edmonton – Canada
  • Caen – France
  • Belfast – United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
  • Magdeburg – Germany
  • Medoza – Argentina
  • Girona – Spain
  • Taiyuan – China

Interstate 124 in Tennessee

I-124
Begin Chattanooga
End Chattanooga
Length 3 km
Route
  • Chattanooga

Interstate 124 is an unsigned Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Tennessee. I-124 is part of US 27 through the city of Chattanooga. The I-124 has been expanded with 2×2 lanes and is substandard with sharp turns and missing emergency lanes. In the past, I-124 has been signposted for a number of periods. I-124 is 3 kilometers long and opened in 1959-1960.

Interstate 140 in Tennessee

I-140
Begin Farragut
End Alcoa
Length 12 mi
Length 18 km

Interstate 140 or I -140 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The interstate connects several suburbs south of Knoxville with Interstate 40. The route is 18 kilometers long.

Travel directions

I-140.

The highway begins as Pellissippi Parkway in Farragut, a western suburb of Knoxville. One then crosses Interstate 40, the highway from Nashville to Knoxville. I-140 has 2×2 lanes and accesses the western and southern suburbs of Knoxville. One then crosses the Tennessee River, which is dammed here. The highway then ends at a minor road in Alcoa.

History

Interstate 140 is a relatively new addition to the Interstate Highway network. On December 4, 1992, the first six-mile stretch opened between North Shore Drive and US 129 in Alcoa. On October 6, 1993, a 6-kilometer northward extension opened to US 11. On December 16, 1996, the link to I-40/I-75 opened for less than 1 km. On December 22, 1996, the last extension opened at Alcoa, a 3-kilometer stretch.

Opening history

Van Unpleasant Length Opening
Exit 5 Exit 11 10 km 04-12-1992
Exit 1 Exit 5 6 km 06-10-1993
Exit 0 Exit 1 1 km 16-12-1996
Exit 11 Exit 13 3 km 22-12-1996

Future

It is planned to extend the highway for 7 kilometers further south around Marysville to US 321. This is planned as State Route 162, although it is actually an extension of I-140. On August 31, 2017, the procedures were completed with the establishment of a record of decision.

Traffic intensities

Every day, 63,000 vehicles drive just after the interchange with I-40/75, dropping to 46,000 vehicles on the Tennessee River bridge and 11,000 vehicles to the end of the highway.

Tennessee - The Volunteer State

Tennessee – The Volunteer State
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