Biloxi, Mississippi

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Biloxi, Mississippi
City
Nickname(s): Seafood Capital of the World
Location of Biloxi in the State of Mississippi
Coordinates: 30°24′43″N 88°55′40″W / 30.41194°N 88.92778°W / 30.41194; -88.92778Coordinates: 30°24′43″N 88°55′40″W / 30.41194°N 88.92778°W / 30.41194; -88.92778
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Harrison
Incorporated in 1838 as a township.
Government
 • Mayor A.J. Holloway
Area
 • City 114 sq mi (195 km2)
 • Land 38.0 sq mi (98.5 km2)
 • Water 8.5 sq mi (22.0 km2)
Elevation 20 ft (6 m)
Population (2005)
 • City 48,972 (2,005 estimation)
 • Density 4,330/sq mi (1,672/km2)
 • Metro 255,383
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 228
FIPS code 28-06220
GNIS feature ID 0667173

Biloxi ([bəˈlʌksi]) is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, in the U.S.. The 2000 census recorded the population as 50,644. Biloxi is co–county seat with the larger city Gulfport, in the Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area.

The beachfront of Biloxi lies directly on the Mississippi Sound, with barrier islands scattered off the coast and into the Gulf of Mexico.

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