Tennessee State
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Tennessee State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted Tennessee as the 16th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Tennessee.

State Name:
Tennessee

Abbreviation:
TN

Capital:
Nashville

Date of Statehood:
June 1, 1796

Population:
5,962,959 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Primary Agriculture:
Tennessee's top agricultural products include cattle and calves, hardwood lumber, dairy products, cotton, tobacco, poultry, nursery stock, fruits and vegetables, hogs and pigs, soybeans and corn. Agricultural production alone generates more than $2.4 billion annually in farm cash receipts. Food manufacturing, marketing and distribution, forestry related industries, equine and other agricultural products make the economic impact much greater.

Primary Industry:
Leading industries are printing, publishing, chemicals, fabricated metals, food products, industrial and commercial machinery, electronics, rubber and plastics, furniture and transportation equipment. The five largest industrial employers are Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Tennessee Eastman, Saturn Corporation, Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation USA, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Nickname:
The Volunteer State

Motto:
Agriculture and commerce.

Flower:
Iris (Legislation of 1933)
Picture of the Iris, the official state flower of Tennessee.

Tree:
Tulip Poplar (Legislation of 1947)

Bird:
Mockingbird (Legislation of 1933)
Picture of the Mockingbird, the official state bird of Tennessee.
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Fish:
Channel Catfish (Legislation of 1987)

Insect:
Firefly and Ladybug (Legislation of 1975)

Gemstone:
Tennessee River Pearls (Legislation of 1979)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Tennessee.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Tennessee.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Tennessee.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Tennessee state.
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