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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Jackson // state code ISO: MS ; FIPS: US29
    surface: 121510 = 46916 sq.mi // rank in USA: 31 // location: East South Central
    climate: semi-tropical, with abundant rainfall, long growing season, extreme temperatures unusual
    entered USA as 20th state on: 1817-12-10
    administrative division: 82 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 2,844,658
    population density 2000: 23 per = 61 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 10,5%
    main ethnic groups: white 61,4%; black 36,3%; other 2%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: cotton, rice, soybeans
    livestock (million): cattle: 1,1 / pigs: ,0315 / poultry: 10,3 ; broilers 735,1
    timber/lumber: pine, oak, hardwoods
    chief industries: warehousing & distribution, services, manufacturing, government, wholesale & retail trade
    chief industrial products: chemicals & plastics, food & kindred products, furniture, lumber & wood products
    chief mining products: sand & gravel, portland cement, clays, dimension stone
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Woodall Mt. 246 m = 806 ft
    other mountains: hardly of importance
    lowest point in the state: sea level
    lakes: Lake Bogue Homo; if there are more natural lakes, they are hardly recognisable on maps
    artificial lakes: Ross Barnett Res., Sardis Lake, Arkabutla L., Grenada L., Okatibbee L., Enid L., Pickwick L.
    rivers: Mississippi, Yazoo, Pearl, Big Black, Pascagoula, Tombigbee
    others: islands: Cat Island, Ship Island, Horn Island, Petit Bois Island // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Magnolia State
    motto: Virtute et Armis (By valor and arms)
    song: Go, Mississippi!
    flower: Magnolia // bird: Mockingbird // tree: Magnolia
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.02 by Jan Lahmeyer
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