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Mississippi is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Mississippi is the 32nd most extensive and 34th most populous of the 50 United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Alabama to the east, the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana to the south, and Arkansas and Louisiana to the west. The state's western boundary is largely defined by the Mississippi River. Jackson, with a population of approximately 167,000 people, is both the state's capital and largest city. The state is heavily forested outside the Mississippi Delta area, which is the area between the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers. Before the American Civil War, most development in the state was along riverfronts, as the waterways were critical for transportation. Large gangs of slaves were used to work on cotton plantations. After the war, freedmen began to clear the bottomlands to the interior, in the process selling off timber and buying property. By the end of the 19th century, African Americans made up two-thirds of the Delta's property owners, but timber and railroad companies acquired much of the land after the financial crisis, which occurred when blacks were facing increasing racial discrimination and disfranchisement in the state. In 2010, 37% of Mississippians were African Americans, the highest percentage of African Americans in any U.S. state. Mississippi is bordered to the north by Tennessee, to the east by Alabama, to the south by Louisiana and a narrow coast on the Gulf of Mexico; and to the west, across the Mississippi River, by Louisiana and Arkansas. In addition to its namesake, major rivers in Mississippi include the Big Black River, the Pearl River, the Yazoo River, the Pascagoula River, and the Tombigbee River. Major lakes include Ross Barnett Reservoir, Arkabutla Lake, Sardis Lake, and Grenada Lake with the largest lake being Sardis Lake.
Mississippi is known under different nicknames; aka Hospitality State (previously used on license plates), or Magnolia State, or The Birthplace of America's Music (being used on license plates), or The Bayou State and detailed official information about Mississippi can be found on the homepage at www. i
The given Mississippi location map shows that Mississippi is located in the southern part of the USA. Map of Mississippi also shows that it shares its administrative border with Alabama in the east, Tennessee in the north, Arkansas in the north-west, and Louisiana in the south-west. Besides, it has also small coastline along the Gulf of Mexico. The name Mississippi of the state is derived from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western boundary.
Jackson is the capital and largest city of Mississippi. The state is lush with forest outside of the Mississippi Delta area. The catfish aquaculture farms of Mississippi produce the majority of farm-raised catfish consumed in the United States. The climate type of Mississippi is a humid subtropical. The important cities of Mississippi are: Jackson, Gulfport, Hattiesburg Biloxi, and Southaven etc.
Mississippi is naturally well suited to agriculture; its soil is rich and deep, and its landscape is laced with many rivers. Until the mid-20th century the dominance of a rural, unhurried lifestyle generally worked to the state’s advantage. This way of life was manifest in part in a culture of gentility, the legacy of which is still evident in the many historic mansions located in such old towns as Columbus, Biloxi, Natchez, Vicksburg, and Holly Springs.
Memphis has Graceland, but Tupelo, Mississippi, has the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum. Visit to learn about the late icon's early childhood, when he was first influenced to become a musician.
The US State Mississippi occupies 121,532 m², about 1,33 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Mississippi with 2,984,100 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 4,9 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 463,462 fewer people. The capital Jackson alone has 163,838 inhabitants.
Jackson was named after President Andrew Jackson and was chosen as the capital in 1821. Jackson has a population of approximately 169,000 residents. The first Republican party convention was held in Jackson on July 6, 1854.
Mississippi is entirely composed of lowlands, the highest point being Woodall Mountain, in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains, 807 feet (246 m) above sea level. The lowest point is sea level at the Gulf Coast. The state's mean elevation is 300 feet (91 m) above sea level. Most of Mississippi is part of the East Gulf Coastal Plain. The coastal plain is generally composed of low hills, such as the Pine Hills in the south and the North Central Hills. The Pontotoc Ridge and the Fall Line Hills in the northeast have somewhat higher elevations. Yellow-brown loess soil is found in the western parts of the state. The northeast is a region of fertile black earth that extends into the Alabama Black Belt. The coastline includes large bays at Bay St. Louis, Biloxi, and Pascagoula. It is separated from the Gulf of Mexico proper by the shallow Mississippi Sound, which is partially sheltered by Petit Bois Island, Horn Island, East and West Ship Islands, Deer Island, Round Island, and Cat Island. The northwest remainder of the state consists of the Mississippi Delta, a section of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. The plain is narrow in the south and widens north of Vicksburg. The region has rich soil, partly made up of silt which had been regularly deposited by the flood waters of the Mississippi River.

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