Mississippi – The Best Guide, Must Knows & Fun Facts

Petr Novák

Mississippi is a state in the southern United States. It is named after the Mississippi River, whose delta covers a large part of the state. According to one of many surveys, Mississippi is the poorest state in the USA. Its main industry is agriculture, especially cotton production. The name of the state is often changed to Mississippi, Mississippi, Mississippi or Mississippi.

Mississippi – The Best Guide, Must Knows & Fun Facts

Map of Mississippi / Where is Mississippi?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic information about Mississippi
  2. What to See in Mississippi
  3. Fun Facts about Mississippi
  4. Mississippi Weather
  5. Largest Cities in Mississippi
  6. Food Prices in Mississippi
  7. State Symbols of Mississippi

Basic information about Mississippi

What to See in Mississippi

  1. Automobile Museum in Tupelo
  2. St. Mary’s Basilica in Natchez
  3. Vicksburg National Cemetery
  4. Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
  5. U.S. Cairo Museum
  6. Mississippi Petrified Forest near Flora
  7. Red Bluff Rock Formation
  8. Tishomingo State Park
  9. Funn’s Falls near Meridian
  10. Biloxi Lighthouse

For tips on other sights and places of interest in Mississippi, post them in the discussion.

Fun Facts about Mississippi

Date of Mississippi’s entry into the Union

December 10, 1817 (20th in order)

Mississippi State Nickname

The Hospitality State

The Highest Mountain in Mississippi

Woodall Mountain (246 metres)

Mississippi Rivers

  1. Mississippi River (3,730 km)
  2. Tennessee River (1,049 km)
  3. Pearl River (715 km)
  4. Big Black River (530 km)
  5. Hatchie River (383 km)

Airports in Mississippi

  1. Jackson-Evers International Airport
  2. Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
  3. Tunica Munincipal Airport
  4. Golden Triangle Regional Airport
  5. Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport

Mississippi Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): no team
  • MLB (baseball): no team
  • MLS (football): no team
  • NHL (ice hockey): no team
  • NBA (basketball): no team

University of Mississippi

  • University of Mississippi

ZIP Codes

38601-39776, 71233

Weather in Mississippi | Average Temperatures in Mississippi | Average Precipitation in Mississippi

Mississippi Weather

Mississippi is characterized by long summers, with average temperatures in July and August around 34°C. Winters are short, with temperatures around 10 °C, and a layer of snow covers most of the state. In exceptional situations, snowstorms can occur.

Hurricanes usually hit Mississippi in late summer and early autumn, the last of which, Katrina in 2005, killed 238 people and caused extensive damage. In the southern part of the state in particular, you may encounter a thunderstorm or tornado.

Current Forecasts:

Largest Cities in Mississippi

# City Population Map
1 Jackson 173,514 Show on Map
2 West Gulfport 71,329 Show on Map
3 Gulfport 67,793 Show on Map
4 Southaven 48,982 Show on Map
5 Hattiesburg 45,989 Show on Map
6 Biloxi 44,054 Show on Map
7 Meridian 41,148 Show on Map
8 Tupelo 34,546 Show on Map
9 Greenville 34,400 Show on Map
10 Olive Branch 33,484 Show on Map

Food Prices in Mississippi

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal prices: $8.00
  • Restaurant draft beer (0.5L): $4.00
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $4.25
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $2.02
  • Milk (1 l): $1.21
  • Bread (500 g): $4.04
  • Rice (1 kg): $4.31
  • Egg (12 pcs): $1.97
  • Cheese (1 kg): $13.21
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $10.47
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $8.77
  • Apple (1 kg): $8.08
  • Bananas (1 kg): $1.51
  • Oranges (1 kg): $5.32
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $6.21
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $4.48
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $3.50
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $2.68
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $5.75

Grocery prices in the City of Jackson effective January 2021. Take these as a guide, prices vary widely from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

Mississippi Flag | Mississippi State Emblem

State Symbols of Mississippi

  • Fossil: basilosaurus
  • Insects: honey bee
  • Hymn: Go, Mississippi
  • Stone: fossilized wood
  • Flower: magnolia
  • Butterfly: Troilwort
  • Plasma: North American alligator
  • Bird: Multi-crowned Nightjar
  • Fish: trout perch
  • Mammal: White-tailed deer, bottlenose dolphin
  • Tree: Great crested newt
  • Water bird: Carolina warbler

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