Jackson, Mississippi

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Jackson, Mississippi
Mississippi State Capitol, located in downtown Jackson
Nickname(s): Crossroads of the South, Jacktown
Motto: The city of Grace and Benevolence
Coordinates: 32°17′56″N 90°11′05″W / 32.29889°N 90.18472°W / 32.29889; -90.18472Coordinates: 32°17′56″N 90°11′05″W / 32.29889°N 90.18472°W / 32.29889; -90.18472
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Hinds, Madison, and Rankin
Founded 1822
Government
 • Mayor Charles Tillman
(acting)
Area
 • City 106.8 sq mi (276.7 km2)
 • Land 104.9 sq mi (271.7 km2)
 • Water 1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
Elevation 279 ft (85 m)
Population (2000)
 • City 184,256
 • Density 1,757/sq mi (678.2/km2)
 • Metro 529,456
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Jackson is the capital city and largest city of the U.S. state of Mississippi.