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State Abbreviation - MS
State Capital - Jackson
Largest City - Jackson
Area - 48,434 square miles [Mississippi is the 32nd biggest state in the USA]
Population - 2,844,658 (as of 2000) [Mississippi is the 31st most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Mississippians
Major Industries - farming (cotton, corn, soybeans, rice), oil, textiles, electronic equipment, transprtation equipment, fishing
Origin of the Name Mississippi - Mississippi is perhaps from the Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian words "mici zibi," which means "great river" or "gathering of waters"
State Nickname - Magnolia State
State Motto - "Virtute et armis" - By valor and arms
State Song - Go Mis-sis-sip-pi