There are some interesting Mississippi facts that some people may not know. Most people know the most common Mississippi facts such as the state capital is Jackson and that Jackson is the largest city. People know that the state nickname is the Magnolia state since the magnolia is the state flower and the state tree. But there are other fun Mississippi facts that people don’t know.
- The borders of Mississippi. Mississippi is border by the Gulf of Mexico to the south, Louisiana to the southwest, Arkansas to the northwest, Tennessee to the north, and Alabama to the east. The Mississippi River borders the state on the west side before it runs into Louisiana and empties into the Gulf of Mexico.
- There is 22 State Parks in Mississippi. They are spread as far north as Iuka and as far south as Waveland. These state parks in Mississippi can include camping areas, hiking trails, swimming areas, and much more. Actual amenities will depend on the actual park you are visiting.
- Mississippi facts about becoming a state. Mississippi became a territory in 1798. Then it became the 20th state to enter the Union in 1817.
- The size of Mississippi. Mississippi is the 32nd biggest state in the United States. It covers 48,434 square miles of land. The highest spot is Woodall Mountain at 806 feet above sea level.
- Education and Learning in Mississippi. Mississippi has sixteen community colleges, eight private colleges, and ten public universities. There are also three online or distance learning programs available for higher education.