Pass Christian, Mississippi

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Pass Christian, Mississippi
Location of Pass Christian, MS
Location of Pass Christian, MS
Coordinates: Coordinates: 30°19′28″N 89°14′50″W / 30.32444°N 89.24722°W / 30.32444; -89.24722
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyHarrison
Area
 • Total15.3 sq mi (39.6 km2)
 • Land8.4 sq mi (21.8 km2)
 • Water6.9 sq mi (17.8 km2)
Elevation
13 ft (4 m)
Population
 • Total4,613
 • Density300/sq mi (120/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39571
Area code(s)228
FIPS code28-55400
GNIS feature ID0675482

Pass Christian[1] is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States, along the Gulf of Mexico. It is part of the Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 4,613 at the 2010 census.

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  1. The name Pass Christian is pronounced, in the French manner, as "pass kris-CHAN" or "pass kris-chee-ANN" (rather than "pass KRIS-chin" as in Christianity). It is often mentioned in radio or television weather bulletins for hurricane advisories along the U.S. Gulf Coast.