State of Mississippi
Flag of Mississippi (1861-1894) Mississippi-StateSeal
Flag of Mississippi Seal of Mississippi
Nickname(s): The Magnolia State; The Hospitality State
Motto(s): Virtute et armis
Official language(s) English
Capital Jackson
Largest City Jackson
Largest Metro Area Jackson Metro Area
Area  Ranked 13th in the C.S.
 - Total 48,430 sq mi
(125,443 km²)
 - Width 170 miles (275 km)
 - Length 340 miles (545 km)
 - % water 3
 - Latitude 30° 12′ N to 35° N
 - Longitude 88° 06′ W to 91° 39′ W
Population  15th in the C.S.
 - Total (2000) 2,938,618
 - White (Citizens)
 - Slaves
 - Non-White
 - Density 60.7/sq mi 
23.42/km² (13th in the C.S.)
 - Highest point Woodall Mountain
806 ft  (246 m)
 - Mean 300 ft  (91 m)
 - Lowest point Gulf of Mexico
0 ft  (0 m)
Confederate Admission  February 8th, 1861 (4th)
Old Union Admission  December 10, 1817 (20th)
Governor Phil Bryant (D)
C.S. Senators Thad Cochran (D)
Roger Wicker (D)
C.S. Representatives 3 Democrats, 1 Whig
Time Zone UTC-6/-5
Abbreviations MS CS-MS

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