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( The Magnolia State )
Mississippi Map The name "Mississippi" comes from an Indian word meaning "great waters" or "father of waters". In 1817, Mississippi was admited as the 20th state to the Union. Mississippi is a state that is going through great changes. Part of the Deep South, it was once a land of farmers and quiet towns. It is becoming a state of factory workers and busy cities. But tradition plays an important part in Mississippi life. The state retains many reminders of the Old South. Stately mansions bring back memories of Mississippi plantation life before the Civil War. The large, sunny beaches and fine hotels of the Mississippi Gulf Coast are popular vacation destinations. Some of the famous celebrities that were born in Mississippi include: Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens, Brett Favre, Jerry Rice,

The Flag of Mississippi
Mississippi state flag Entered the Union in 1817 as the 20th States; flag adopted in 1894. The State flag is a combination of two Confederate flags - the Stars and Bars and the Battle Flag, both including the national colors.

Largest Cities in the State
(2000) Jackson, 184,256; Gulfport, 71,127; Biloxi, 50,644; Hattiesburg, 44,779; Greenville, 41,663; Meridian, 39,968; Tupelo, 34,211; Southaven, 28,977; Vicksburg, 26,407; Pascagoula, 26,200
Business and Trade in Mississippi
Agriculture: Cotton, poultry, cattle, catfish, soybeans, dairy products, rice.

Industries: Apparel, furniture, lumber and wood products, food processing, electrical machinery, transportation equipment.

State Symbols and Emblems
  • Bird: Mockingbird
  • Flower: Magnolia (magnolia grandiflora)
  • Tree: Magnolia ( magnolia grandiflora)
  • Song(s): Go Mis-sis-sip-pi
  • Motto: Virtute et Armis (By valor and arms)

Mississippi Travel - Vacation Destinations & Recreation
National parks and historic locations suitable for family vacations or day trips.

Tupelo National Battlefield - Tupelo
National Forests in Mississippi: Bienville-Delta-DeSoto-Holly Springs-Homochitto-Tombigbee National - Jackson
Natchez Trace Parkway - Tupelo
Enid Lake - Enid
Grenada Lake - Grenada
capital  Capital: Jackson

statehood  Statehood: 1817-12-10

population  Population:
2,844,658 (60.6 mi2)

geographic area   Geographic Area (mi2)
    Total 48,430.19
    Water 1,523.24
    Land 46,906.96
    Rank 31st Largest

education   State Education:
    Pub & Prv Schools
    College & University

border states   Border States: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee

state health   Health Information:
    Illicit Drug Use
    Youth Risk Survey

housing   Housing: In Mississippi, there are 1,161,953 housing units, averaging to 24.8 per sq mile.

state magazines  Related Magazines:
Posters and Artwork
Floating Down the Mississippi River on My Way to New Orleans
Floating Down the Mississippi River on My Way to New Orleans
Giclee Print 12" x 16"
Mississippi River Boat
Giclee Print 20" x 16"
Camp Shelby, Mississippi, Soldiers on the Target Range Ready to Fire
Giclee Print 16" x 12"
Jackson, Mississippi
Photographic Print 16" x 12"
Jackson, Mississippi - Large Letter Scenes
Giclee Print 12" x 9"
Pier, Mississippi Gulf, Bay St. Louis, MS
Photographic Print 12" x 16"

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