Mississippi with the postal abbreviation MS, is one among the 50 states in the United States, situated in the Southern region of the country. The state is surrounded by Alabama in the east, Arkansas and Louisiana across the Mississippi River in the west, Tennessee in the north and Louisiana and a narrow coastline of the Mexican Gulf in the south. The state attains its name owing to the flow of the Mississippi River along the western border of the state. On numerous other rankings, the state occupies the last place among all other states of the country, such as in educational attainment, health and income. Mississippi is deeply forested exterior of the Mississippi Delta region, which was unoccupied for cotton farming in the 19th century. Nowadays, the catfish aquaculture farms of the state produce the most part of farm-raised catfish addicted in the country. The state has the lowest median domestic income, making it the most deprived state in the country. Mississippi is the 32nd most wide-ranging area and the 31st most populous among the 50 states of the country.
Mississippi was the 20th state admitted to the union on the 10th of December 1817. The total land area of Mississippi is 48,432 square miles, which offers the state an area rank of 32 out of the available 50 states in the United States. In addition, water surface occupies 1,512 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are 82 counties in Mississippi among which the Stone County was the most recent county formed in the state, in the year 1916.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of Mississippi was 2,844,658. Among the counties of the Mississippi State, the most populous county is the Hinds County with the population of 245,285, and the Issaquena County is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 1,406.
As of 2010, there are six State Electoral Votes in Mississippi. The State Quarter issue Date of Mississippi is October 15, 2002. The state motto of Mississippi is “By valor and arms “.
Magnolia State is the nickname of the state of Mississippi. The name of the state bird of Mississippi is the Mockingbird. Southern Magnolia is the state tree of Mississippi, and the Magnolia is the state flower. Jackson City is the state capital of Mississippi. The Jackson City is the biggest of all cities in Mississippi by population, and it ranks first in total land area, too. Biloxi is the oldest city in Mississippi. The Mississippi State is served by three area codes, such as 228, 601 and 662.