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22. Jackson, Mississippi along with Helsinki (Finland), Moscow (Russia) and Varna (Bulgaria) are the only 4 cities in the world officially sanctioned to host the International Ballet Competition. In 1978, the nonprofit corporation, Mississippi Ballet International, Inc. (MBI), was created to produce the first International Ballet Competition in the United States.
23. Greenwood, MS is known as the “Cotton Capital of the World”.
25. The world’s only cactus plantation is located in Mississippi.
26. Mississippi is 340 miles long and 170 miles wide.
27. At 806 feet, Woodland Mountain is the highest point in the state. The lowest point in Mississippi is along the shore at the Gulf of Mexico.[15,16]
28. According to a source, there are about 825 cotton farms in the state that produce over 1.4 million bales annually. Moreover, cotton production was valued at $562 million in 2017.
29. Sardis Lake is the largest lake in the state.
30. The population of the White-tailed Deer, which is estimated to exceed 1.75 million in the state, is higher on a deer-per-unit-area basis (density) than any other state, and only Texas has a greater number of deer. Nationally, the population of the White-tailed deer exceeds 30 million.
31. Did you know that life expectancy at birth in Mississippi is the lowest of all states and has historically been low?
Mississippi – quick facts and state symbols
List Of 50 U.S. States And Their Capital
|State Size||Total (Land + Water): 48,430 sq miles; Land Only: 46,907 sq miles|
(Estimate July 1, 2018 from United States Census Bureau)
|Statehood||December 10, 1817|
|State rank by population||34th|
|State rank by date of formation||20th|
|State rank by area||32nd|
|Number of Counties||82|
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|Bordering States||Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee|
|Highest Point||Woodall Mountain|
807 ft (246.0 m)
|Lowest point||Gulf of Mexico|
|Mean elevation||300 feet above sea level|
|Length||340 miles (545 km)|
|Width||170 miles (275 km)|
|Governor||Tate Reeves (R)|
|Lieutenant Governor||Delbert Hosemann (R)|
|State Motto||Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)|
|State Nickname||Magnolia State|
|Noble prize Winners||William Faulkner (Literature, 1949)|
|Famous people||Brett Favre (Pro Football player)|
Cool Papa Bell (Baseball player)
Chet Walker (Basketball player)
|State Butterfly||Spicebush swallowtail|
|State Fish||Largemouth bass|
|State Fossil||Prehistoric Whales|
|State Insect||Honey bee|
|State Land mammal||White-tailed deer|
|State Marine mammal||Bottlenose dolphin|
|State Reptile||American Alligator|
|State Shell||Eastern oyster|
|State Stone||Petrified Wood|
|State Waterfowl||Wood duck|
|Longitude||88° 06′ W to 91° 39′ W|
|Latitude||30° 12′ N to 35° N|
|Time Zone||Central Time Zone|
|Area Codes||228, 601, 662, 769|
|Table last updated||June 8, 2020|