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#1 Charity

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 08:16 PM

Organized as territory: April 7, 1798

Entered Union (rank): Dec. 10, 1817 (20)

Present constitution adopted: 1890

Motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)

State symbols:
flower flower or bloom of the magnolia or evergreen magnolia (1952)
wildflower coreopsis (1991)
tree magnolia (1938)
bird mockingbird (1944)
song “Go, Mississippi” (1962)
stone petrified wood (1976)
fish largemouth or black bass (1974)
insect honeybee (1980)
shell oyster shell (1974)
water mammal bottlenosed dolphin or porpoise (1974)
fossil prehistoric whale (1981)
land mammal white-tailed deer (1974), red fox (1997)
waterfowl wood duck (1974)
beverage milk (1984)
butterfly spicebush swallowtail (1991)
dance square dance (1995)

Nickname: Magnolia State

Origin of name: From an Indian word meaning “Father of Waters”

10 largest cities (2005 est.): Jackson, 177,977; Gulfport, 72,464; Biloxi, 50,209; Hattiesburg, 47,176; Southhaven, 38,840; Greenville, 38,724; Meridian, 38,605; Tupelo, 35,673; Olive Branch, 27,964; Clinton, 26,017

Land area: 46,907 sq mi. (121,489 sq km)

Geographic center: In Leake Co., 9 mi. WNW of Carthage

Number of counties: 82

Largest county by population and area: Hinds, 249,345 (2005); Yazoo, 920 sq mi.

State parks: 24

Residents: Mississippian

2005 resident population est.: 2,921,088

2000 resident census population (rank): 2,844,658 (31). Male: 1,373,554 (48.3%); Female: 1,471,104 (51.7%). White: 1,746,099 (61.4%); Black: 1,033,mega_shok.gif9 (36.3%); American Indian: 11,652 (0.4%); Asian: 18,626 (0.7%); Other race: 13,784 (0.5%); Two or more races: 20,021 (0.7%); Hispanic/Latino: 39,569 (1.4%). 2000 percent population 18 and over: 72.7; 65 and over: 12.1; median age: 33.8.


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Posted 08 May 2007 - 09:17 AM

So glad you posted this.  I'm sure my kids will need it sometime soon for school... you saved me from having to look it up! lol good.gif




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