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Hardiness Zone Area Data for Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) USDA Zone Map
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State Information Data for Mississippi (MS)

Jackson, Mississippi; USA
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 175,000 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 river fronts, 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 bottom lands 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.
Statehood December 10th, 1817
Capital Jackson
Official Flag Mississippi (MS) Flag
Approximate Size Total: 48,430 sq mi (125,443 km2)
Width: 170 miles (275 km)
Length: 340 miles (545 km)
% Water: 3%
Highest Point Woodall Mt. (806ft or 246m)
Counties 82
Population 2,984,926 (2012)
Electoral Votes 6
State Quarter Issued October 15th, 2002
Official Motto Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Official Flower Bloom of the magnolia or evergreen magnolia
Official Bird Mockingbird
Nickname The Magnolia State, The Hospitality State
Area Code(s) 228, 601, 662, 769
Posted By Gremelin Posted on May 8th, 2014 · Updated on January 9th, 2019
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