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TENNESSEE  
KNOXVILLE  
AREA 42,146 sq miles (34th) (Land) 41,220 sq. miles (Water) 926 sq. miles
CAPITAL Nashville
FAMOUS DATES Entered Union (rank): June 1, 1796 (16) , Present constitution adopted: 1870; amended 1953, 1960, 1966, 1972, 1978
LOCATION 36.171N, 086.784W
MEAN ELEVATION 900 ft.
HIGHEST POINT Clingmans Dome; 6643 feet, 17th
LOWEST POINT Mississippi River; 182 feet, 29th
COUNTIES 95
COASTLINE  
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER in Rutherford
STATE FOSSIL  
STATE GRASS  
STATE REPTILE  
STATE ROCK Agate, Tennessee Limestone
STATE GEMSTONE Tennessee Pearl
STATE FLAG The three stars on the flag represent the three different land forms in Tennessee. Mountains in the east, highlands in the middle and lowlands in the west. On the flag these regions are bound together in an unbroken circle. The field is crimson with a blue background for the stars. The final blue strip relieves the sameness of the crimson field and prevents the flag from showing too much crimson when it is limp
STATE COLORS  
STATE SEAL  
STATE SLOGAN Tennessee—America at its best! (1965)
STATE MOTTO Agriculture and Commerce
STATE SONG The Tennessee Waltz , Tennessee, My Homeland, Tennessee , When It's Iris Time in Tennessee ,My Tennessee
STATE TREE Yellow-poplar Liriodendron tulipifera
STATE BIRD Mockingbird
STATE ANIMAL raccoon (1971)
STATE FISH  
STATE METAL  
STATE NICKNAMES Volunteer State
STATE FLOWER Iris Iridaceae
BORDERING STATES Alabama Arkansas Georgia Kentucky Mississippi Missouri North Carolina Virginia

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