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Science In Your Backyard: Mississippi


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Mississippi State Facts

Image of Mississippi with a star pinpointing the location of the capital.
Locations on image are approximate

Capital: Jackson(Star shaped icon located on map pinpointing capital.)
Land Area: 46,907 sq. miles
(source: 2010 Census)
Population: 2,967,297
(source: 2010 Census estimate)
Highest Point:
Woodall Mtn. at 806 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Tishomingo
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Lowest Point:
Gulf of Mexico at Sea Level
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Geographic Center:
Located in Leake County approx. 9 miles west-northwest of Carthage
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)


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