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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 language English
Capital Jackson
Largest city Jackson
Area Ranked 32nd
 • Total 48,434 sq mi
(125,443 km2)
 • Width 170 miles (275 km)
 • Length 340 miles (545 km)
 • % water 3
 • Latitude 30°13'N to 35°N
 • Longitude 88°7'W to 91°41'W
Population Ranked 31st
 • Total 2,844,658
 • Density 60.66/sq mi  (23.42/km2)
Ranked 32nd
 • Median household income $33,659 (49th)
 • Highest point Woodall Mountain[1]
806 ft (246 m)
 • Mean 300 ft  (91 m)
 • Lowest point Gulf of Mexico[1]
Sea level
Admission to Union December 10, 1817 (20th)
Governor Phil Bryant (R)
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U.S. Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)
Roger Wicker (R)
U.S. House delegation List
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
ISO 3166 US-MS
Abbreviations MS
Website www.mississippi.gov

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)