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Capital City:

Jackson

Statehood:

December 10, 1817 (20th)

Population:

2,772,000

Nickname:

Magnolia State

Motto:

Virtute et Armis (By valor and arms)

Origin of State Name:

Possible based on Chippewa Indian words "mici zibi," loosely meaning "great river" or "gathering in of all water"

Counties:

82

Largest Cities:

Jackson, Biloxi, Greenville, Hattiesburg, Gulfport

Border States:

Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee

Land Area:

47,234 sq. mi.; 32nd largest

Highest Point:

Woodall Mt., 806 ft.

Lowest Point:

Gulf of Mexico, sea level

State Bird:

Mockingbird

State Flower:

Magnolia (magnolia grandiflora)

State Tree:

Magnolia ( magnolia grandiflora)

State Song:

Go Mis-sis-sip-pi

State Web Site:

www.state.ms.us


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