Last Updated: April 17, 2021


The State of Tennessee, known officially, is a state in the South-eastern region of the United States. The state was admitted to the Union on June 1, 1796, as the 16th state. Tennessee is the 36th largest by area and 16th most populous of the 50 states. The state is divided into East, Middle and West Tennessee. Its bordering states are Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri. Besides, Nashville is the state’s capital and largest city. Some other largest cities in the state include Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville etc.

Healthcare, automotive, banking, processed food, tourism industries, Manufacturing and industry and agriculture. Tourism plays one of the most important roles in the state’s economy. Some of the best places to visit in Tennessee are Nashville, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Memphis, Pigeon Forge, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Sevierville, Townsend, Franklin, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Johnson City etc.

Key Facts:

  • In 2020, the per capita personal income in Tennessee was 50,547 U.S. dollars.
  • In May 2020, the value of Tennessee’s imports amounted to about 5.33 billion U.S. dollars; its exports valued at about 1.8 billion U.S. dollars at the same time.
  • The real GDP of Tennessee was 330.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2019.
  • In 2020, the unemployment rate in Tennessee was at 7.4 percent.