What is Mississippi?

  • (noun): A state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War.
    Synonyms: Magnolia State, MS
    See also — Additional definitions below


Mississippi (i/ˌmɪsɨˈsɪpi/) 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"). Mississippi is the 32nd most extensive and the 31st most populous of the 50 United States. The state is heavily forested outside of the Mississippi Delta area, which was cleared for cotton cultivation in the 19th century. Today, its catfish aquaculture farms produce the majority of farm-raised catfish consumed in the United States. The state symbol is the magnolia grandiflora tree.

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Some articles on Mississippi:

Kirk Fordice - Biography
... He won the governorship of Mississippi in the 1991 election, first winning the Republican primary against state auditor Pete Johnson and in the general ... Fordice was re-elected in 1995 against Democratic Mississippi secretary of state Dick Molpus ... school pay raise across the state, even though Mississippi ranked 49th in the nation ...
New Augusta, Mississippi - Demographics
... There were 252 households out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 19.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
University Of Mississippi Medical Center
... University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is the health sciences campus of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and is located in Jackson ... UMMC houses the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry, Nursing, Health Related Professions, Graduate Studies in the Health ...
Memphis, Tennessee - Geography - Cityscape
... Memphis rises from a bluff along the Mississippi River, and the city sprawls outward over southwest Tennessee and into northern Mississippi and eastern Arkansas ... The city is a national transportation hub and Mississippi River crossing for Interstate 40, (east-west), Interstate 55 (north-south), barge traffic, Memphis International Airport (FedEx ...
New Roads, Louisiana - History
... (“The Pointe Coupee Post”) is one of the oldest communities in the Mississippi Valley ... The name was linked to the area along the Mississippi northeast of what is now New Roads ... About 1776, a Chemin Neuf, French for "New Road", was built connecting the Mississippi River with False River, a 22-mile (35 km) long oxbow lake and ...

More definitions of "Mississippi":

  • (noun): A major North American river and the chief river of the United States; rises in northern Minnesota and flows southward into the Gulf of Mexico.
    Synonyms: Mississippi River

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