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The Volunteer State
Capital:   Nashville
Motto:   Agriculture and commerce
Population:   6.37 million
Area of state:   42,143 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1796

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Tennessee, nicknamed "The Volunteer State" borders Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri. It was admitted to the Union in 1796 as the 16th state. While Tennessee’s capital and second largest city is Nashville, the largest city in the Tennessee is Memphis.

Tennessee has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 33 members of the State Senate and 99 members of the House of Representatives.

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