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Mississippi State Description
Mississippi state is a state located in the Far South region part of the United States. Mississippi state is the 32nd largest state and 34th-most populated state of the 50 U.S. states. Mississippi state is bordered to the north of the state by Tennessee in the east, Alabama to the southern part in the Gulf of Mexico, to the northwest by Arkansas and to the southwest by Louisiana. The western boundary part of Mississippi state is largely defined by the Mississippi River. The capital of Mississippi state is called Jackson .Jackson is one of the largest city in the state. Greater Jackson is most populated metropolitan area In Mississippi state having an estimated population of around 580,166 in 2018.
Mississippi state was innaugrated on the 10th of December as one of the 20th state to be admitted to the Union. By 1860, Mississippi state was the nation's highest cotton-producing state and enslaved persons made up for over 55% of the state total population. Mississippi state confirmed its secession from the Union on March 23, 1861, and it was one of the seven original Confederate States, which is made up of the largest slaveholding states in the nation.
The Great Migration that occured in the early 1930s, African Americans were a majority of Mississippi state population. Mississippi state was the site of many prominent events that occured during the civil rights movement, which includes the Ole Miss riot of 1962 by white students objecting to desegregation, the 1963 assassination of Medgar Evers, and the 1964 Freedom Summer murders of three activists that was working on voting rights. With large areas of agriculture and rural settlement areas. Mississippi state frequently ranks low among states in the areas of health, education, and urban development, and very high in the areas of poverty. In 2010, 37.3% of Mississippi's population was African American, which is the highest percentage of any state. Mississippi state is entirely within the coastal plain of the Gulf, and generally made up of lowland plains and low hills. The northwest remainder of the state is made up of the Mississippi Delta, which is a section of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. Mississippi state highest point is the Woodall Mountain standing at 807 feet (246 m) above sea level adjacent to the Cumberland Plateau; the lowest is the Gulf of Mexico. Mississippi has a humid subtropical climate classification.
Mississippi state is bordered in the north by Tennessee, to the south by Louisiana, in the east by Alabama,and a narrow coast on the Gulf of Mexico, and to the west, across the Mississippi River, by Louisiana and also Arkansas. The main rivers in Mississippi state are the Pearl River, the Big Black River, the Pascagoula River, the Yazoo River, and the Tombigbee River. Major lakes include Arkabutla, Ross Barnett Reservoir, Sardis, and Grenada, with the largest being Sardis Lake. Mississippi state consists of lowlands, the highest point being the Woodall Mountain, in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains, 807 ft (246 m) above sea level. The lowest point is the sea level at the Gulf Coast.