Mississippi is a southern U.S. state with the Mississippi River to its west, the state of Alabama to its east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Its Mississippi Delta region is considered the birthplace of blues music, honored at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale. Also in the region is the Vicksburg National Military Park, preserving the site of a critical Civil War battle.
State Capital: Jackson.
Mississippi got its name from a Native American word which means "father of waters" or "great waters". Mississippi joined the union in 1818 as the 20th state. The city of Jackson is Mississippi's state capital.
Bordering Tennessee to its north, Louisiana to the south, Alabama to the east and Arkansas and Louisiana to the west, Mississippi is smaller than most US states. The lands of Mississippi is blessed by rich and deep soil and naturally suitable for agriculture. Mississippi's landscape is well "watered" by many rivers and up to the mid 20th century, an unhurried, laid-back and rural lifestyle was one of the state's major advantage. This unique way of life is immortalised by the many historic mansions situated in old towns such as Vicksburg, Natchez, Columbus, Biloxi and Holly Springs.
Due to economic development with growing industrialisation and urbanization, this leisurely approach to life has contradicted Mississippi's social and economic development. Over the past decades, most of Mississippi's population who are in the argriculture economy resisted the economic development.
The Main Cities in Mississippi
Below are the top 10 largest cities in the state of Mississippi and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Jackson - 173,514
2.Gulfport - 67,793
3. Southaven - 48,982
4. Hattiesburg - 45,989
5. Biloxi - 44,054
6. Meridian - 41,148
Famous Landmarks in Mississippi
Below are some of Mississippi’s most visited landmarks:
-The site of the American Civil War Battle of Vicksburg in 1863, Vicksburg National Military Park has plenty of monuments that help to recreate the battle, which was crucial in weakening the Confederacy's war effort.
Tallest Buildings in Mississippi
Below are the tallest buildings in Mississippi:
-The tallest building in Mississippi also happens to be a casino. Built in 1999, the Beau Rivage is an MGM Resort located on the water in Biloxi, Mississippi. It has 28 floors and is 347 feet tall.
1. Beau Rivage Casino Hotel (32 stories; 346 feet)
2. Imperial Palace Casino Hotel (32 stories; 335 feet)
3. Regions Plaza (22 stories; 318 feet)
4. Gold Strike Casino Hotel (31 stories; 317 feet)
5. Golden Moon Hotel Casino (22 stories; 310 feet)
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