The capital of Tennessee is Nashville, while the largest city is Memphis. Nashville is situated along the Cumberland River in North Central Tennessee, within Davidson County, with an area of about 530 square miles. The city had a population of nearly 630,000 people as of 2010.
Tennessee is located in Southeastern United States, comprising a total area of about 42,000 square miles, making it the 36th largest state. Tennessee is bordered by Kentucky and Virginia to the north, North Carolina to the east, Arkansas and Missouri to the west and Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi to the south. Tennessee had a population of approximately 6.5 million people as of 2013, making it the 17th most populated state.