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Quick Facts: Mississippi

Capital City: Jackson

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Nickname: Magnolia State
Motto: Virtute et Armis (By valor and arms)
Statehood: December 10, 1817 (20th)
Origin of State's Name: Possible based on Chippewa Indian words "mici zibi," loosely meaning "great river" or "gathering in of all water"
Largest Cities: Jackson, Biloxi, Greenville, Hattiesburg, Gulfport
Border States: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee
Land Area: 46,914 sq. mi.; 31st largest
State Bird: Mockingbird
State Flower: Magnolia (magnolia grandiflora)
State Tree: Magnolia ( magnolia grandiflora)
State Song: Go Mis-sis-sip-pi
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