Mississippi (4)

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Entered the Union: December 10, 1817 (20th State)

Mississippi Capital City: Jackson

Lagest Cities in Mississippi: Jackson, Gulfport, Southaven, Hattiesburg, Biloxi, Meridian, Tupelo, Greenville, Olive Branch, Horn Lake

Bordering States: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee

Mississippi 2013 Population (Estimate): 2,991,207

Mississippi 2010 Population (Estimate): 2,967,299

Origin of State Name: From an Indian word meaning “Father of Waters”

State Motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)

Mississippi Nickname: Magnolia State

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