Tennessee: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Petr Novák

Tennessee is a state in the southeastern United States, easily recognizable on a map due to its flat shape. In terms of the economy, agriculture, manufacturing and tourism play a major role in Tennessee. Tennessee is America’s music centre, with Nashville being the home of country music and Memphis the cradle of rock ‘n’ roll. The state’s names Tennessee, Tennessee, Tenessee or Teenesee are incorrect.

Tennessee: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Map of Tennessee / Where is Tennessee?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic Information about Tennessee
  2. What to See in the State of Tennessee
  3. Fun Facts about Tennessee
  4. Tennessee Weather
  5. Largest Cities in Tennessee
  6. Food Prices in Tennessee
  7. State Symbols of Tennessee

Basic Information about Tennessee

  • State Name: Tennessee
  • State Abbreviation: TN
  • Capital: Nashville
  • Largest City: Memphis
  • Area: 109,247 km2 (36th largest U.S. state)
  • Population: 6,833,174 (16th most populous U.S. state)
  • Time Zone: in the eastern part of the state EST (UTC-5) and in the summer EDT (UTC-4), in the rest of the state CST (UTC-6) and in the summer CDT (UTC-5)
  • More Information: Speed Limits in Tennessee, Current Time in Tennessee, Minimum Wage in Tennessee

What to See in the State of Tennessee

  1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  2. Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis
  3. Sugarlands Distilling Company in Gatlinburg
  4. Sun Studio recording studio in Memphis
  5. The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge
  6. Parthenon in Nashville
  7. President Andrew Jackson’s Plantation House
  8. Grand Ole Opry
  9. National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis
  10. Knoxville City Center

You can post tips for other sights and places of interest in Tennessee in the discussion.

Fun Facts about Tennessee

Date of Tennessee’s entry into the Union

June 1, 1796 (16th in order)

State of Tennessee nickname

The Volunteer State

Tennessee’s tallest mountain

Clingmans Dome (2,025 metres)

Tennessee Rivers

  1. Mississippi River (3,730 km)
  2. Cumberland River (1,107 km)
  3. Tennessee River (1,049 km)
  4. Clinch River (480 km)
  5. Duck River (457 km)

Airports in Tennessee

  1. Memphis International Airport
  2. Nashville International Airport
  3. Knoxville – McGhee Tyson Airport
  4. Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
  5. Bristol – Johnson City – Kingsport Regional Airport

Tennessee Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): Tennessee Titans
  • MLB (baseball): no team
  • MLS (soccer): Nashville SC
  • NHL (ice hockey): Nashville Predators
  • NBA (basketball): Memphis Grizzlies

University of Tennessee

  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of Tennessee

ZIP Codes


Weather in Tennessee | Average Temperatures in Tennessee | Average Precipitation in Tennessee

Tennessee Weather

Most of the state of Tennessee has a warm and humid climate influenced by the Gulf of Mexico, especially in terms of precipitation levels. Weather in Tennessee tends to be rainy, with snow cover common at higher elevations.

The average summer temperature is around 31 °C, with frequent thunderstorms and occasional tropical cyclones, hurricanes or tornadoes. In winter, the temperature tends to be around 10 °C, with lower temperatures in the mountains and at higher altitudes in general. East Tennessee is plagued by heavy fog, and ice storms can occasionally hit the entire state.

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Largest Cities in Tennessee

# City Population Map
1 Memphis 646,889 Show on Map
2 New South Memphis 641,608 Show on Map
3 Davidson 601,222 Show on Map
4 Nashville 530,852 Show on Map
5 Knoxville 178,874 Show on Map
6 Chattanooga 167,674 Show on Map
7 East Chattanooga 154,024 Show on Map
8 Clarksville 132,929 Show on Map
9 Murfreesboro 108,755 Show on Map
10 Jackson 65,211 Show on Map

Food Prices in Tennessee

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal prices: $6.50
  • Restaurant draft beer (0.5L): $5.50
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $4.86
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $1.75
  • Milk (1 l): $0.87
  • Bread (500 g): $1.85
  • Rice (1 kg): $3.84
  • Egg (12 pcs): $2.02
  • Cheese (1 kg): $9.39
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $6.15
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $8.71
  • Apples (1 kg): $4.22
  • Bananas (1 kg): $1.16
  • Oranges (1 kg): $3.02
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $2.93
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $1.99
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $1.78
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $2.06
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $5.50

Grocery prices in Memphis effective January 2021. Take these as a guide, prices vary widely from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

Tennessee Flag | Tennessee State Emblem

State Symbols of Tennessee

  • Wild Animal: Raccoon
  • Insect: bug, firefly, bee
  • Stone: cobble, limestone
  • Horse: Tennessee outlier
  • Flower: Violet passion flower, iris
  • Fruit: tomatoes
  • Plasma: Carolina tortoise
  • Bird: thrush, Virginia quail
  • Fish: lake sucker, trout perch
  • Tree: tulip-flowered lilac

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