Tennessee is a state located in the Southeastern United States.
According to the 2008 census, it has a population of 6,214,888, an increase of
nearly 9.5% since 2000. Tennessee is the 14th fastest growing state in the US and
is ranked 17th by population. It is ranked 36th by total land area. In 1796, it
became the 16th state to join the Union. The capital and second largest city is
Nashville, with a 2008 population of 626,144. The Nashville Metropolitan Area is
the state's largest, at 1,521,437 people. Tennessee's largest city is Memphis, with
a 2008 population of 670,902 and 1,280,533 in its metro