15 Facts about Mississippi


1. Mississippi is the 32nd most populous state in the United States, with a population of about 2.9 million people.

2. Mississippi is located in the southeastern region of the United States.

3. Mississippi is bordered by the states of Louisiana to the south, Arkansas to the west, and Tennessee and Alabama to the north.

4. The state of Mississippi covers an area of 48,434 square miles, making it the 34th largest state in terms of land area.

5. Mississippi is sometimes referred to as the “Magnolia State” or the “Hospitality State.”

6. The capital city of Mississippi is Jackson, which is also the largest city in the state.

7. Mississippi became the 20th state of the United States on December 10, 1817.

8. The name “Mississippi” comes from a Native American word meaning “great river.”

9. The Mississippi River is the second longest river in the United States and is a major economic and transportation artery for the country.

10. Mississippi is home to many historical sites and events, such as the birthplace of blues music in the city of Clarksdale, and the site of the first Shot heard ’round the world at the Battle of New Orleans.

11. Mississippi is known for its agriculture, with products such as cotton, soybeans, and rice being grown in the state.

12. Mississippi is also home to many different industries, such as forestry, manufacturing, and tourism.

13. The state of Mississippi has a humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and mild winters.

14. Mississippi is susceptible to hurricanes and tornadoes, due to its location in the southeastern United States.

15. Mississippi is a beautiful state with a rich history and culture. If you are ever in the area, be sure to check out some of the many attractions that the state has to offer!

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