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Mississippi

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Capital
Jackson"
Became a State
December 10, 1817 (20th)
Location
southern region of United States
Area
48,430 sq. miles (32nd)
Population
2,967,297 (32nd)
Major Cities 
Jackson, Gulfport, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Meridian
Products
cotton, corn, rice, soybeans, chickens, raising catfish, dairy products
Climate
hot, humid subtropical – long summers and short mild winters
Yearly Precipitation
averages 53 inches
Professional Sports Teams
no professional sport teams
Major Waterways
Big Black River, Mississippi River, Pascagoula River, 
Yazoo River, Pearl River
Most Famous Citizens
Jim Henson (puppeteer)
Oprah Winfrey (talk show host)
Morgan Freeman (actor)
James Earl Jones (actor)
William Faulkner (author)
Elvis Presley (entertainer)
Tennessee Williams (playwright) 
Walton Payton (football player)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mockingbird  
Magnolia 
White-tailed Deer  
Magnolia 
Honeybee 

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