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State of Mississippi

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Facts about Mississippi

  • The State of Mississippi is the 20th U.S. state.
  • Mississippi received statehood on December 10, 1817.
  • Mississippi's state capital is Jackson.
  • Mississippi's state postal abbreviation is MS.

Mississippi's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: Mockingbird (Northern Mockingb
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Mimus polyglottos

  • Official State Flower: Magnolia
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Magnolia grandiflora
  • Year: 1952

  • Official State Motto: Virtute et armis
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation: By Valor and Arms

  • Official State Song: Go, Mississippi

  • Official State Tree: Magnolia
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Magnolia
  • Year: 1938

Mississippi's State Government and Public Safety


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