- Capital City: Jackson (pop.) 175,710 (2008 est.)
- Mississippi Population: 2,984,926 (2012 est.)
- Mississippi Population: (per square mile)
- U.S. State Populations: (all states)
- Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)
all u.s. currency (banknotes)
- Mississippi Quarter The fifth and last quarter
released in 2002 honored Mississippi, and is the 20th in the United
States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.
Mississippi was admitted into the Union on December 10, 1817
becoming our Nation's 20th State. Nicknamed the "Magnolia State,"
Mississippi's quarter features the beauty and elegance of the state
flower, combining the blossoms and leaves of two magnolias.
The coin bears the inscription "The Magnolia State". Additional details
- Land Sizes
- Language: English, others
- Largest Cities: (by population) Jackson, Gulfport, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Meridian, Greenville
- Name: The name, Mississippi, is derived from the Indian word meaning "Father of Waters"
- Statehood: December 10, 1817 (20th state)