Mississippi is one of the Deep South states of the United States.
Mississippi is bordered by Alabama (E), the Gulf of Mexico (S), Arkansas and Louisiana, with most of the border formed by the Mississippi River (W) and Tennessee (N).
US Postal abbreviation: MS .
The state takes its name from the Mississippi River, which flows along the western boundary.
Nicknames attached to Mississippi are the Magnolia State and the Hospitality State.
The population of Mississippi is 2,967,297 according to 2010 census.
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