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Mississippi is bordered to the north by the state of Tennessee, to the east by Alabama, the Mississippi River in west forms the border with Arkansas and most of the border with Louisiana, the Pearl River forms the southern section of its western border. In south the state has a 75 mi (120 km) long coastline at the Gulf of Mexico, the coastline features a number of large bays, including Bay Saint Louis, Biloxi, and Pascagoula. The Mississippi District of the Gulf Islands National Seashore features natural beaches, some historic sites, wildlife sanctuaries, and the Mississippi Sound and the Gulf Islands, which are only accessible by boat.
All of the area of Mississippi except the part south of the 31st parallel was included in the original territory of the United States. Mississippi was admitted to the Union on 10th December 1817, as the 20th state.
The state covers an area of 125,438 km² (48,432 sq mi)  making Mississippi about half the size of the United Kingdom. The state lies entirely in the lowlands of the US, its flat landscape is crisscrossed by many rivers. Major rivers are, beside the Mississippi, the Big Black, the Pearl, and the Yazoo rivers. Mississippi's climate is subtropical humid, with long summers and short, mild winters.
Highest elevation in the state is Woodall Mountain, a hill of 246 m (800 ft) in Tishomingo County in the northeast part of the state. The Mississippi Delta in the eastern part of the state is not a delta but in reality a two hundred miles long alluvial plain created by regular flooding of the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers. Before colonization the Delta was covered in hardwood forest, but then by settlers developed as one of the richest cotton-growing areas in the nation.
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"The Magnolia State" has a population of just 2.98 million people (est. 2018) , capital and largest city is Jackson. Second largest city is Gulfport, other major cities (with a population of more than 40,000) are, Southaven, Hattiesburg, Biloxi, and Meridian.
Busiest airports in the state are Jackson–Evers International Airport (IATA code: JAN) and Gulfport–Biloxi International Airport (IATA code: GPT).
Cities and Towns in Mississippi
The map shows the location of following cities and towns in Mississippi:
Capital and largest city is Jackson (173,000)
Gulfport (70,000), Southaven (50,000), Hattiesburg (47,000), Biloxi (45,000)
Population figures in 2014
Other cities and towns in Mississippi:
Aberdeen, Batesville, Belzoni, Brookhaven, Canton, Clarksdale, Cleveland, Collins, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Forest, Greenville, Greenwood, Grenada, Hazlehurst, Holly Springs, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, Louisville, Magee, McComb, Meridian, Monticello, Natchez, New Albany, Oxford, Pascagoula, Philadelphia, Picayune, Senatobia, Starkville, Tupelo, Vicksburg, Water Valley, Waynesboro, and Yazoo City.
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A detailed map showing the US state of Mississippi with boundaries, the location of the state capital Jackson, major cities and populated places, rivers and lakes, interstate highways, principal highways, and railroads.
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