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Capital City: Nashville

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Nickname: Volunteer State
Motto: Agriculture and Commerce
Statehood: June 1, 1796 (16th)
Origin of State's Name: Named after Cherokee Indian villages called "Tanasi"
Largest Cities: Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville
Border States: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia
Land Area: 41,220 sq. mi., 34th largest
State Bird: Mockingbird
State Flower: Iris (iridaceae)
State Tree: Tulip poplar (liriodendron tulipifera)
State Songs: The Tennessee Waltz
Tennessee, My Homeland
When It's Iris Time in Tennessee
My Tennessee
Rocky Top
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U.S. Senate: 112th Congress

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