Tennessee is one of the southern states of the United States of America. The capital is Nashville. The name of the state is said to be derived from the word Tanasi, the name of an Indian settlement. One of Tennessee’s most important industries is agriculture. Mainly tobacco, cotton and soybeans are grown.
Tennessee is the US state with the largest number of natural caves. So far, more than 8,300 have been officially registered.
The national territory covers an area of 109,247 square kilometers and is bordered to the north by Kentucky and Virginia. Neighboring state to the east is North Carolina. To the south, Tennessee borders Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Finally, in the west, the territory of Tennessee meets the borders of Arkansas and Missouri.
The area of Tennessee is on average 275 meters above sea level. The highest elevation of the state is the 2,025 meter high Clingmans Dome. It is also one of the highest peaks along the Appalachian Trail, which is the longest long-distance hiking trail in the world at around 3,440 kilometers and runs through a total of 14 states.
The lowest point of Tennessee is located on the Mississippi River and is located 54 meters above sea level.
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