Geography – Themes
Applying the Themes of Geography to Tennessee
There are five general themes in geography. They are location, place, movement, region and human-environment interaction. These themes are applied to the whole world, including where we live.
Tennessee is located in the United States, between the states of Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Arkansas, Mississippi, and a small part of Missouri. Its absolute location is 86˚37.3’W and 35˚47.7’N. The relative location is 5 miles NE of Murfreesboro. Tennessee is in the Northern and the Western Hemisphere.
Tennessee has some flat regions, and some hilly regions, such as valleys. The only mountain range located in this state is the Rocky Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountain range. Tennessee is a landlocked state; however, there are several lakes, streams, springs. The cultural characteristics include schools, airports, buildings, locales, towers, churches, and there is a great abundance of cemeteries. Before World War Π, flooding along the Tennessee River led to the creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority. This caused Tennessee to become the nation’s largest public utility supplier. There are not many exotic or rare animals in TN. The population estimated last in 2006 as 6, 038,803 people.
Tennessee’s biggest exports are passenger vehicles, acoustic stringed instruments, prepared potatoes, whiskey, tobacco, cotton, vaccines, and computers. Tennessee has the sixth-fastest growing foreign-born population, and the fourth fastest-growing Latino population. The population of total immigrants (mostly Latino) was estimated at about 53, 628 in 2001. Cotton candy was first invented in Nashville, TN in 1897, which soon became popular around the world. Other ideas originated in Tennessee are the atomic bomb, miniature golf, Mountain Dew, the Moon Pie, the tow truck, the first Self-Service grocery store, and of course, Krystal Hamburgers. Tennessee has the...