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Mississippi Facts and Figures
Facts and Figures
Origin of Name from the French "Messipi," the French rendering of the Anishinaabe name for the river. Area (rank) 48,434 sq mi (32nd). Population (rank) 2,991,207 (31st). Capital Jackson Admitted to Union (rank) December 10, 1817 (20th).
Historic Mississippi
Historic Mississippi
1541 Hernando de Soto reached the Mississippi River. 1699 Sieur d'Iberville established Old Biloxi. 1798 The Mississippi Territory was organized. December 10, 1817 Mississippi was admitted as the 20th state.
Charles Evers
Charles Evers
became the first black mayor in Mississippi since Reconstruction when he was elected by Fayette voters in 1969.
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