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Federated state of the Central and Eastern USA, 109,152 km², 6,038,803
residents (2006 estimate), 55 residents / km²,
capital: Nashville-Davidson. Borders: Kentucky (N), Virginia (NE), North
Carolina (E), Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi (S), Arkansas and Missouri (W).
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The Tennessee territory extends from the Appalachian mountains (Clingmans
Dome, 2024 m) to E, to the middle course of the Mississippi to W. Proceeding
from E to W, the Great Smoky Mountains and the Iron Mountains are followed by
flat valleys, alternating with narrow mountain ridges stretched in a NE-SW
direction, of the so-called Great Appalachian Valley, bounded W by the Walden
Ridge, beyond which the Cumberland Plateau extends. The western sector of the
state is a wavy region between the Mississippi rivers in W and Tennessee in E.
The main rivers, in addition to the aforementioned Mississippi and Tennessee,
are Cumberland, the Obion, the Hatchie and the Forked Deer. The climate is
semi-continental, with hot summers and relatively mild winters: rainfall is
around 1200 mm per year. Economic resources of Tennessee are agriculture
(cereals, fodder, cotton, tobacco, vegetables, fruit), breeding (cattle, pigs),
the exploitation of forests and subsoil (zinc, for which it is in first place
among the Union states; then coal, pyrites, phosphates, copper, mica) and
industry, developed in the steel, chemical, textile, food, paper and wood
sectors. Main cities, in addition to the capital,
are Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jackson, Johnson City and Kingsport.
Home to numerous Indian tribes, including the Cherokee and the Creeks, the
territory that will later be Tennessee received the first white settlements in
the second half of the century. XVIII, at the Holston and Watauga
rivers. Organized at first (1776-77) as a district and then county of North
Carolina, this in 1784 offered its transfer to the United States, but the
colonists protested and constituted a "Franklin State" which was not
recognized. In 1789 North Carolina re-established its jurisdiction, but the
following year it was organized in the Territory (south of the Ohio River) which
in 1796 was admitted to the Union as a state with the name of Tennessee. A.
Jackson contributed to drafting the Tennessee Constitution, who was also the
first representative of the Congress, always remaining in the foreground in the
affairs of the state. Becoming prosperous, especially for the production of
cotton, in the first half of the nineteenth century, Tennessee participated late
and reluctantly in the southern secession; the scene of great battles during the
war (Chattanooga, Nashville), it was then, in 1866, the first state to be
readmitted to the Union, without going through the "Reconstruction"
phase. Economic progress resumed, with industrial development, which soon
surpassed that of agriculture. The establishment, in 1933, of the Tennessee
Valley Authority, which is part of the broader economic policy program called
the New Deal. and the subsequent implementation of the related projects gave a
great boost to the economy of Tennessee.
Below you will see top cities in Tennessee.
City (511,263 residents in 1996) and capital of the State
of Tennessee (USA), 400 km SE of Saint Louis, 150 m on the left of
the Cumberland River. An important road and rail junction and an active
agricultural and river port market, it is home to the mechanical, chemical,
food, paper, tobacco, textile, footwear and building materials
industries. Airport. Fisk University (1865) and Vanderbilt (1873). § Founded in
1779, it became the capital of Tennessee in 1843. The last major battle of the
Secession War was fought in a strategic position on December 15, 1864. Severely
destroyed, it flourished in the century. XX.
City (603,507 residents in 1998; 1,078,151 residents the metropolitan area
in 1996) of the State of Tennessee (USA), 300 km to WSW of Nashville, 100 m on
the left of the Mississippi River, which here forms the border with l
' Arkansas. Important road and railway junction and active river port, it is a
large shopping center (cotton, timber), home to textile (cotton), furniture,
food, chemical, glass, mechanical, rubber and paper
industries. University. Airport.
City (167,535 residents in 1996) of the State of Tennessee (USA), 230 km E
of Nashville, on the high course of the Tennessee River, 271 m on the northern
slope of the Great Smoky Mountains (Appalachian Mountains). River port and
railway junction, it is an active agricultural (tobacco) and livestock market,
home to the food, textile, mechanical, wood and marble processing
industries; nearby, coal and zinc deposits. University of Tennessee, founded in
1794. Airport. It was the capital of the state of Tennessee from 1796 to 1812
and from 1817 to 1818.
City (150,425 residents; 446,096 residents the metropolitan area in 1996)
of the State of Tennessee (USA), 185 km SE of Nashville, at the point where the
Tennessee River exits Lake Chickamauga. It is an important commercial center and
home to the chemical, textile, wood, paper, metalworking and food
industries. Hydroelectric plants. University. In 1863 it was the scene of a
decisive battle of the Secession war.
City (49,300 residents) of the State of Tennessee (USA), 120 km NE
of Memphis. Shopping center and railway junction, it is home to the food,
textile, mechanical, chemical, wood and building materials industries. Union
University (1825). Airport.
City (39,800 residents) of the State of Tennessee (USA), 145 km ENE
of Knoxville, in the Iron Mountains. Agricultural market (cereals, cotton,
soybeans, tobacco), is home to food, textile and wood
industries. Airport. University (1911).