Biloxi, Mississippi

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Biloxi, Mississippi
City
Nickname(s): Seafood Capital of the World
Location of Biloxi in the State of Mississippi
Location of Biloxi in the State of Mississippi
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CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyHarrison
Incorporatedin 1838 as a township.
Government
 • MayorA.J. Holloway
Area
 • City114 sq mi (195 km2)
 • Land38.0 sq mi (98.5 km2)
 • Water8.5 sq mi (22.0 km2)
Elevation20 ft (6 m)
Population (2005)
 • City48,972 (2,005 estimation)
 • Density4,330/sq mi (1,672/km2)
 • Metro255,383
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)228
FIPS code28-06220
GNIS feature ID0667173
Websitehttp://www.biloxi.ms.us/

Biloxi ([bəˈlʌksi]) is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, in the United States. 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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