Postal abbreviation – MS
Capital – Jackson
Area – 48,430.19 [32nd largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 2,967,297 [31st largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 63.2 [33rd largest in the US]
Area codes – 228, 601, 662
Zip codes – 38601 - 39776
Number of counties – 82
State nickname – Magnolia State
State motto – "Virtute et armis" - By valor and arms
|Mississippi State Flag|
-In 1963, the University of Mississippi Medical Center accomplished the world's first human lung transplant and in 1964, Dr. James D. Hardy performed the world's first heart transplant.
-In 1902, while on a hunting expedition in Sharkey County, President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt refused to shoot a captured bear. This act resulted in the creation of the world-famous “teddy” bear.
-The world's largest cactus plantation is in Edwards.
-Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, on January 8, 1935.
-Greenwood is called the Cotton Capital of the World.
-The Mississippi River is the largest river in the United States and is the nation's chief waterway. Its nickname is Old Man River.
-The University of Mississippi School of Law
-Mississippi College School of Law