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Biloxi/Gulfport

Biloxi/Gulfport

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Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg

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Jackson

Jackson

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Vicksburg

Vicksburg

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Capital Jackson
Area 47,689 sq mi
123,515 sq km
Population
(2000 census)
2,844,658
Major Cities
(2000 census)
Jackson (184,256), Gulfport (71,127),
Biloxi (50,644), Hattiesburg (44,779),
Greenville (41,633)
Major Rivers Mississippi, Pearl, Yazoo, Tallahatchie, Tombigbee
Highest Point Woodall Mtn.
806 feet
246 meters
Industry clothing, furniture, wood products, food processing, electrical equipment, transportaton equipment
Agriculture cotton, poultry, beef cattle, catfish, soybeans, dairy products, rice
Minerals and Resources petroleum, natural gas, crushed stone, construction sand and gravel
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Geography of Mississippi

Mississippi, one of the Southern states of the United States. It is bounded on the north by Tennessee, on the east by Alabama, on the south by the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana, and on the west by Louisiana and Arkansas.

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History of Mississippi

Indians first entered the area several thousand years ago. These early inhabitants depended mainly on hunting, fishing, and food gathering for survival.