Map of Mississippi

 

The state of Mississippi is located in the south of U.S. The state is flanked by Alabama in east; Louisiana and Gulf of Mexico coastline in south; Tennessee in north and in west Louisiana and Arkansas. The largest city of the state is Jackson and it is also the capital of the state.

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The Mississippi State is named after the River Mississippi. River Mississippi flows along the western boundary of the state and the river got its name from an Ojibwe word ‘misi-ziibi’, the meaning of which is ‘Great river’. The Mississippi delta was full of dense forests but later about in 19th century the forests were cut down for cultivating cotton. The state is also known for catfish aquaculture farms. The catfish produced in these farms are known to be the highest.

Magnolia Grandiflora Tree is the symbol of the state. River Black, River Pearl, River Tombigbee and River Pascagoula are a few major rivers. Lake Grenada is the largest lake in the state and a few other main lakes are Lake Sardis, Lake Arkabutla and Ross Barnett reservoir.

The census of U.S.A. in the year 2010 showed that 29,677,297 residents lived in the state which comprised of thirty seven percent African Americans. The state mostly has valleys and lowlands. The highest and the lowest point are Woodall Mountain and sea level (at the Gulf coast) respectively. The Woodall Mountain is of 246 meters above sea level. It is located on the foothills of the Mountain Cumberland. The coast of Mississippi State has many big bays like Pascagoula, St. Louis and Biloxi.

Mississippi state map

 

Mississippi counties map

The state of Mississippi consists of 82 counties. The town of Lena in Leake County has the majority of population of the state. Most of the counties of the state have combined with Arkansas State and thereby made it two county seats.

Map of Mississippi cities

The principal cities of Mississippi include Greenvile, Meridian, Southaven, Tupelo, Vicksburg, Hattiesburg, Biloxi, Gulfport, Pascagoula and Jackson, the capital city

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