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Jackson, Mississippi

capital of the state of Mississippi, United States; county seat of Hinds County, MIssissippi

Jackson is the capital city and largest city of the U.S. state of Mississippi.

Jackson, Mississippi
Mississippi State Capitol, located in downtown Jackson
Mississippi State Capitol, located in downtown Jackson
Nickname(s): 
Crossroads of the South, Jacktown
Motto(s): 
The city of Grace and Benevolence
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Coordinates: Coordinates: 32°17′56″N 90°11′05″W / 32.29889°N 90.18472°W / 32.29889; -90.18472
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyHinds, Madison, and Rankin
Founded1822
Government
 • MayorCharles Tillman
(acting)
Area
 • City106.8 sq mi (276.7 km2)
 • Land104.9 sq mi (271.7 km2)
 • Water1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
Elevation
279 ft (85 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • City184,256
 • Density1,757/sq mi (678.2/km2)
 • Metro
529,456
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Websitehttp://www.city.jackson.ms.us