Mississippi . . . State 20

The official state flag of Mississippi was adopted in 1894. Mississippi state flag has a small Confederate Battle Flag in the upper left corner which is called the "union square". There are thirteen white stars on a St. Andrew's Cross, and horizontal blue, white and red stripes which symbolize the number of the original States of the Union.

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The State of Mississippi became a US state on December 10, 1817 as the 20th state of the union. The state capital and largest city is Jackson. Mississippi is considered part of the Deep South and borders Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Mississippi got it’s name from the Mississippi river which flows along the western boundary and empties into the Gulf of Mexico.

Mississippi with its fertile and rish soil, temperate climate and many lakes and rivers, is a good agricultural state. Agriculture is Mississippi’s number-1 industry and cotton is the main agricultural industry. There are more than 42,000 farms in the state which cover more than 10 million acres. Other important agricultural products are soybeans, corn, rice, hay, sweet potatoes, watermelons and other fruits and vegetables.

Mississippi has a moderate climate, where it does not get too cold or too hot. Winter temps average in the high 50's; summers in the high 80’s. The overall climate is mild and pleasant year-round with an annual average of 65 degrees. Mississippi's terrain in the north has many rolling hills and the south with sandy beaches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. There are many lush forests and lakes in the central parts of the state.

Mississippi has 82 counties:
Adams - Alcorn - Amite - Attala - Benton - Bolivar - Calhoun - Carroll - Chickasaw - Choctaw - Claiborne - Clarke - Clay - Coahoma - Copiah - Covington - DeSoto - Forrest - Franklin - George - Greene - Grenada - Hancock - Harrison - Hinds - Holmes - Humphreys - Issaquena - Itawamba - Jackson - Jasper - Jefferson - Jefferson Davis - Jones - Kemper - Lafayette - Lamar - Lauderdale - Lawrence - Leake - Lee - Leflore - Lincoln - Lowndes - Madison - Marion - Marshall - Monroe - Montgomery - Neshoba - Newton - Noxubee - Oktibbeha - Panola - Pearl - River - Perry - Pike - Pontotoc - Prentiss - Quitman - Rankin - Scott - Sharkey - Simpson - Smith - Stone - Sunflower - Tallahatchie - Tate - Tippah - Tishomingo - Tunica - Union - Walthall - Warren - Washington - Wayne - Webster - Wilkinson - Winston - Yalobusha - Yazoo


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