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State of Mississippi
Flag of Mississippi State seal of Mississippi
Flag of Mississippi Seal
Nickname(s): The Magnolia State, The Hospitality State
Motto(s): Virtute et armis
Map of the United States with Mississippi highlighted
Official languageEnglish
Largest cityJackson
AreaRanked 32nd
 • Total48,434 sq mi
(125,443 km2)
 • Width170 miles (275 km)
 • Length340 miles (545 km)
 • % water3
 • Latitude30°13'N to 35°N
 • Longitude88°7'W to 91°41'W
PopulationRanked 31st
 • Total2,844,658
 • Density60.66/sq mi  (23.42/km2)
Ranked 32nd
 • Median household income$33,659 (49th)
 • Highest pointWoodall Mountain[1]
806 ft (246 m)
 • Mean300 ft  (91 m)
 • Lowest pointGulf of Mexico[1]
Sea level
Admission to UnionDecember 10, 1817 (20th)
GovernorPhil Bryant (R)
Lieutenant Governor{{{Lieutenant Governor}}}
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U.S. SenatorsCindy Hyde-Smith (R)
Roger Wicker (R)
U.S. House delegationList
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5

Mississippi is one of the states of the United States. Its capital and largest city is Jackson. The state flower and tree are the magnolia. Other large cities are Biloxi, Greenville, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Meridian, Pascagoula, Southaven, Tupelo, Starkville, and Vicksburg. It touches Arkansas (by the Mississippi River), Louisiana, Tennessee, and Alabama.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". U.S Geological Survey. 29 April 2005. Retrieved 2006-11-6. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)