Sunday, 25 September 2011
Nicknames: The Magnolia State; The Hospitality State
Mississippi is a U.S. state located in the Southern United States. Jackson is the state capital and largest city. The name of the state derives from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western boundary, whose name comes from the Ojibwe word misi-ziibi ("Great River"). The state is heavily forested outside of the Mississippi Delta area, which had been cleared for cotton cultivation in the 19th century.
The state symbol is the magnolia grandiflora tree.
Population Ranked 31st in the U.S. - Total 2,967,297 (2010 US Census)
Surrounded by Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama,