Tennessee (English: Tennessee) is a state in the east of the USA. It borders the states of Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

The capital of the state is Nashville, the largest city is Memphis. Major cities: Jackson.


Joined the United States on June 1, 1796 and became the 16th state.

Famous people

  • Megan Fox

Nashville (Tennessee)

City in the United States
State Tennessee
County Davidson County
Coordinates 36°9’44″N, 86°46’28″WL
Surface 1,362.2 km²
– country 1,305.5 km²
– water 56.7 km²
(514 inhabitant/km²)
Mayor John Cooper (D)
Website nashville.gov

According to COUNTRYAAH, Nashville is the capital of the US state of Tennessee. The city had a population of 670,820 in 2019, making it the largest city in the state in terms of population. 1,930,961 people live in the agglomeration (2018).

Nashville is home to several universities, including Fisk University, the University of Nashville, Tennessee State University, and Vanderbilt University. Nashville has a vibrant music and entertainment scene spanning a variety of genres and is known as the country ‘s capital.

Already 1400 years BC. Native Americans built the first settlements in the area of ​​present-day Nashville. After a turbulent period, present – day Nashville was actually founded in 1779; in 1806 it was classified as a city. In 1859 the Tennessee State Capitol was completed. The city was hit by tornadoes in 1998 and 2020.


11 % of the population is older than 65 and 33.8% consists of single – person households. Unemployment is 2.9 % (2000 census figures).

About 4.7% of Nashville’s population is Hispanic and Hispanic, 26.8% of African origin and 2.4% of Asian origin.

The population increased from 488,188 in 1990 to 545,524 in 2000.

There is also one of the largest communities of Kurds.


In January the average temperature is 2.3 °C, in July it is 26.3 °C. Annual average precipitation is 1201.4 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).


Nashville is a major music city and one of the twelve chapters of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. The city is nicknamed Music City and is also called the capital of country music, although this is not the only music genre that the residents and visitors produce.

Nashville is home to the following music museums and institutions:

  • Music City Walk of Fame
  • Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum or Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Rockabilly Hall of Fame
  • Gospel Music Hall of Fame


Nashville has two sports clubs that compete in one of the top four American professional sports. It’s about:

  • Nashville Predators (ice hockey)
  • Tennessee Titans (American football)

Beginning with the 2020 season, Nashville SC will play in the United States soccer league.

Famous Nashville residents



  • William Walker (1824-1860), adventurer
  • Edward Emerson Barnard (1857-1923), astronomer
  • David B. Eskind (1909-1992), lyricist
  • Lona Andre (1915-1992), actress
  • Nancy Roman (1925-2018), astronomer
  • Robert Ryman (1930-2019), artist
  • Bob Moore (1932-2021), double bassist
  • Warner Mack (1935-2022), country singer and songwriter
  • Bobby Hebb (1938–2010), jazz singer-songwriter
  • Duane Allman (1946-1971), guitarist
  • Edwin Starr (1942-2003), soul singer
  • Bill Frist (1952), politician
  • Annie Potts (1952), actress and film producer
  • Paul Satterfield (1960), actor
  • James Denton (1963), actor
  • Bobby Bare Jr. (1966), singer, songwriter and producer
  • Sydney Penny (1971), actress
  • Hank Williams III (1972), singer
  • Susan Yeagley (1972), actress
  • Lark Voorhies (1974), actress
  • Shooter Jennings (1979), singer and songwriter
  • Young Buck (1981), rapper
  • Holly Williams (1981), singer
  • Meg Myers (1986/1987), singer-songwriter
  • Chord Overstreet (1989), actor, singer and musician
  • Miley Cyrus (1992), actress and singer-songwriter
  • Natalia Dyer (1995), actress
  • Noah Cyrus (2000), actress and singer
  • Alex Walsh (2001), swimmer
  • James Wiseman (2001), basketball player


  • Dottie West (1991), singer
  • James Earl Ray (1998), assassin Martin Luther King
  • Tammy Wynette (1998), singer
  • Chet Atkins (2001), guitarist and music producer
  • Johnny Cash (2003), country singer, guitarist, singer-songwriter, actor and author
  • Boots Randolph (2007), saxophonist
  • Eddy Arnold (2008), singer
  • Dobie Gray (2011), actor and soul singer
  • Jack Clement (2013), singer, songwriter, music producer, film producer and screenwriter
  • George Jones (singer) (2013), country singer
  • Paul Craft (2014), singer and songwriter
  • Wayne Carson (2015), songwriter
  • Little Jimmy Dickens (2015), singer
  • Sonny James (2016), singer
  • Leon Russell (2016), pop musician
  • Rachel Held Evans (2019), writer
  • John Prine (2020), singer, guitarist and songwriter

Knoxville, Tennessee

City in the United States
State Tennessee
County Knox County
Coordinates 35°58’NB, 83°57’WL
Surface 269,8 km²
– land 255,2 km²
– water 14,6 km²
(April 1, 2020)
(747 inhabitants/km²)
Website knoxvilletn.gov

Knoxville is a city in the US state of Tennessee and has a population of 183,270. This makes it the 117th city in the United States (2011). Its surface is 240.0 km 2, making it the 75th largest city.


Of the population, 14.4% is older than 65 and 38.3% consists of single -person households. Unemployment is 3% (census figures 2000).

About 1.6% of Knoxville’s population is Hispanic and Hispanic, 16.2% of African origin and 1.5% of Asian origin.

The population increased from 173,890 in 2000 to 183,270 in 2013.


In January the average temperature is 2.2 °C, in July it is 24.8 °C. Annual average rainfall is 1197.4 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).


The 1982 World’s Fair was in Knoxville.

Partner cities

  • Chelm (Poland)

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 20 km radius of Knoxville.


Alcoa (19 km)

Louisville (19 km)

Mascot (20 km)

Rockford (15 km)

Seymour (19 km)

Born in Knoxville

Johnny Knoxville (1971)

  • John Cullum (1930), actor, film director and screenwriter
  • Polly Bergen (1930-2014), actress
  • David Keith (1954), actor, film director and film producer
  • Dale Dickey (1961), actress
  • Quentin Tarantino (1963), film director, actor and screenwriter
  • Johnny Knoxville (1971), stuntman actor
  • Christina Hendricks (1975), actrice
  • Randy Orton (1980), wrestler
  • Ashley Monroe (1986), countryzangeres
  • Brad Renfro (1982-2008), film actor
  • Davis Tarwater (1984), swimmer
  • Aaron Schoenfeld (1990), American-Israeli former soccer player
  • Adam Henley (1994), Welsh footballer

Knoxville, Tennessee