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Nickname: Magnolia State
Area: 47 234 sq.mi. (122 335.5 km2)
Highest point: Woodall Mountain 806 ft. (245.7 m)
Population: 2 766 500
Capital: Jackson
Largest city: Jackson

Mississippi State is the member of the so called „Deep South” region. There are three other members: Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. The nearly 50 thousand square miles of land is split into two by the Mississippi River. It spreads from the Appalachian Mountain from the East to the Great-Plain in the West. It’s a sparsely populated region, and has agricultural characteristics with beautiful historical traditions and a sub-tropical climate.
Photo: Country, Mississippi, USA, flickr.com, by Mr. Greenjeans

The greater part of Mississippi State is a fertile flatland with a well-developed agriculture and endless cotton fields. The density of the population is low; there aren’t any larger cities in the region. However, what really made it popular was rock’n’roll and blues. It was the motherland of famous artist like Oprah Winfrey, who had a sensational voice, Elvis Presley, the “King”, B. B. King and Tennessee Williams. It’s also famous for its history of civil rights – the war of the black people for their rights.
Cotton Fields
Photo: Cotton Fields, Mississippi, USA, flickr.com, by dusted


Its capital is the middle-sized Jackson, which was destroyed several times during the civil war between 1861 and 1865. It’s worth to visit the State Historical Museum and the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, which is a farm from the 19th century, and a street of a provincial town from the 1930-ties.
Photo: State Capitol, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, flickr.com, by jimbowen0306

Oxford, the University City is located in the Northern part of the state. It is the home of the University of Mississippi.
Photo: Court House, Oxford, Lafayette County, USA, Mississippi, flickr.com, by jimmywayne22


The city of Clarksdale is located in the North-Western part of the state. It is a center of blues. It’s worth to visit the Delta Blues Museum, where they keep relics of famous blues musicians. This museum is the host of the popular annual Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival.
Photo: Riverside Hotel, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA, flickr.com, by Diego's sideburns

It might be worth to visit the Vicksburg National Military Park, which was the scene of a battle of the civil war between 1861 and 1865 that demanded several victims. Today it is a memorial place.

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The cities of Gulfport, Biloxi and Pascagoula are situated in the Southern part of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s known as the Gulf Coast, where one may find busy ports and popular beaches. The French traditions lend a different atmosphere to the coast. It’s primarily worth to visit Biloxi, where large casinos and hotels are waiting for the guests.
Photo: Biloxi Beach, Mississippi, USA, flickr.com, by g-s-h

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