Most of the state has a humid subtropical climate, with the exception of
some of the higher elevations in the Appalachians, which are classified as
having a mountain temperate climate or a humid continental climate due to
cooler temperatures. The Gulf of Mexico is the dominant factor in the
climate of Tennessee, with winds from the south being responsible for most
of the state's annual precipitation.
In 2000, 5,059,404 Tennesseans five years old and over— 95.2% of the
population in that age group—spoke only English at home, down from 97% in
The United States dollar, denoted by USD or the symbol $, is the
official currency used in the United States. Commonly referred to as the
"American dollar," the currency is divided into 100 cents (symbol ¢)
Tennessee ranked 16th in population in the US with an estimated total of 5,797,290 in 2002, an increase of 1.9% since 2000.
Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County. It is located on the Cumberland River in Davidson County, in the north-central part of the state.