Mississippi is state of the southern part of our country. The population is 2.8 million people. The capital and largest city is Jackson. Official name is Magnolia State, informal - "hospitality staff". Mississippi has an area of 125,546 km ². At the north the state border with Tennessee, at the east with Alabama, at the south-west - Louisiana, at the north-west with Arkansas. At the southern Mississippi washed by Gulf of Mexico. It name was on the staff of the Mississippi River, which flows along its western border.