Mississippi

state of the United States of America

Mississippi is one of the states of the United States. Its capital and largest city is Jackson. The state flower and tree are the magnolia. Other large cities are Biloxi, Greenville, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Meridian, Pascagoula, Southaven, Tupelo, Starkville, and Vicksburg. It touches Arkansas (by the Mississippi River), Louisiana, Tennessee, and Alabama.

Mississippi
State of Mississippi
Nickname(s): 
"The Magnolia State", "The Hospitality State"
Motto(s): 
Latin: Virtute et armis
(By valor and arms)
Anthem: Go, Mississippi
Map of the United States with Mississippi highlighted
Map of the United States with Mississippi highlighted
CountryUnited States
Before statehoodMississippi Territory
Admitted to the UnionDecember 10, 1817 (20th)
Capital
(and largest city)
Jackson
Largest metroGreater Jackson
Government
 • GovernorTate Reeves (R)
 • Lieutenant GovernorDelbert Hosemann (R)
LegislatureMississippi Legislature
 • Upper houseState Senate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. senatorsRoger Wicker (R)
Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)
U.S. House delegation1: Trent Kelly (R)
2: Bennie Thompson (D)
3: Michael Guest (R)
4: Steven Palazzo (R) (list)
Area
 • Total48,430 sq mi (125,443 km2)
 • Land46,952 sq mi (121,607 km2)
 • Water1,521 sq mi (3,940 km2)  3%
Area rank32nd
Dimensions
 • Length340 mi (545 km)
 • Width170 mi (275 km)
Elevation
300 ft (90 m)
Highest elevation807 ft (246.0 m)
Lowest elevation0 ft (0 m)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total2,976,149
 • Rank34th
 • Density63.5/sq mi (24.5/km2)
 • Density rank32nd
 • Median household income
$43,567 [4]
 • Income rank
50th
Demonym(s)Mississippian
Language
 • Official languageEnglish
Time zoneUTC−06:00 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−05:00 (CDT)
USPS abbreviation
MS
ISO 3166 codeUS-MS
Trad. abbreviationMiss.
Latitude30°12′ N to 35° N
Longitude88°06′ W to 91°39′ W
Websitewww.ms.gov
Mississippi state symbols
Seal of Mississippi (2014–present).svg
Coat of arms of Mississippi.svg
Living insignia
Bird
Butterfly
Fish
FlowerMagnolia
Insect
MammalWhite-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
Reptile
Tree
Inanimate insignia
BeverageMilk
Colorsred and blue
DanceClogging
FoodSweet potato
GemstoneEmerald
MineralGold
RockGranite
Shell
SloganFirst Flight (unofficial)
State route marker
Mississippi state route marker
State quarter
Mississippi quarter dollar coin
Released in 2002
Lists of United States state symbols

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Knob Reset". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived from the original on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  3. Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  4. "Median Annual Household Income". The US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 27, 2020.