Facts About Mississippi

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Mississippi is one of the 50 states of the United States of America. It became the 20th state when it entered the Union in December 10, 1817. This state covers an area of 48,434 square miles which makes it the 32nd biggest state of the nation. The capital city of Mississippi is Jackson and its biggest city is also Jackson. Mississippi has borders with Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

  • Counties of Mississippi: 82

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    Adams county * Alcorn county * Amite county * Attala county * Benton county * Bolivar county * Calhoun county * Carroll county * Chickasaw county * Choctaw county * Claiborne county * Clarke county * Clay county * Coahoma county * Copiah county * Covington county * DeSoto county * Forrest county * Franklin county * George county * Greene county * Grenada county * Hancock county * Harrison county * Hinds county * Holmes county * Humphreys county * Issaquena county * Itawamba county * Jackson county * Jasper county * Jefferson county * Jefferson county * Davis county * Jones county * Kemper county * Lafayette county * Lamar county * Lauderdale county * Lawrence county * Leake county * Lee county * Leflore county * Lincoln county * Lowndes county * Madison county * Marion county * Marshall county * Monroe county * Montgomery county * Neshoba county * Newton county * Noxubee county * Oktibbeha county * Panola county * Pearl county * River county * Perry county * Pike county * Pontotoc county * Prentiss county * Quitman county * Rankin county * Scott county * Sharkey county * Simpson county * Smith county * Stone county * Sunflower county * Tallahatchie County * Tate county * Tippah county * Tishomingo county * Tunica county * Union county * Walthall county * Warren county * Washington county * Wayne county * Webster county * Wilkinson county * Winston county * Yalobusha county * Yazoo county *

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  • State Motto: "Virtute et armis" - By valor and arms

  • State Abbreviation: MS

  • State Name of Residents: Mississippians

  • State Song: Go Mis-sis-sip-pi

  • State Nick Name: Magnolia State

  • State Tree: Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)

  • State Flower: Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)

  • State Mammal: White-tailed deer

  • State Water Mammal: Bottlenosed dolphin

  • State Fish: Largemouth bass

  • State Bird: Mockingbird

  • State Game Bird: Wood duck

  • State Insect: Honeybee

  • State Butterfly: Spicebush swallowtail

  • State Seashell: Oyster

  • State Stone: Petrified wood

  • State Soil: Natchez; unofficial

  • State Fossil: The prehistoric whale (Zygorhiza kochii)O

  • State Beverage: milk

  • State Major Rivers: Mississippi River, Big Black River, Pearl River, Yazoo River

  • State Major Lakes: Ross Barnett Reservoir, Arkabutla Lake, Sardis Lake, Grenada Lake

  • State Highest Point: Woodall Mountain - 806 feet (245 m) above sea level

  • State Bordering Country: None

  • State Bordering Body of Water: Gulf of Mexico

  • State Name Origin: Mississippi is perhaps from the Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian words "mici zibi," which means "great river" or "gathering of waters"

  • State Largest Cities:
    * Jackson * West Gulfport * Gulfport * Biloxi * Hattiesburg * Meridian * Southaven * Greenville * Tupelo * Olive Branch *

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