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Jan 11, 2011

Mississippi river

Mississippi (Listeni / ˌ mɪsɪsɪpi /) is a U.S. state located in the U.S. South. Jackson is the state capital and largest city. The name of this country comes from the Mississippi River, which flows along the western border, whose name comes from the Ojibwe word-ziibi MISSION ("Great River"). The country is very forests outside the Mississippi Delta region, and catfish aquaculture farms produce the majority of farmers raised catfish consumed in the United States. State symbol is the magnolia grandiflora trees. 
Mississippi to the north is bordered by Tennessee, on the east by Alabama, on the south by a narrow coastal Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico and the west, across the Mississippi River, by Louisiana and Arkansas.

The main river in Mississippi, apart from its namesake, including the Big Black River, Pearl River, Yazoo River, Pascagoula River, and Tombigbee River. Major lakes include Ross Barnett Reservoir, Arkabutla Lake, Sardis Lake and Grenada Lake.

The state of Mississippi is entirely composed of lowlands, the highest point of Woodall Mountain, in the foothills of the Cumberland, 806 feet (246 m) above sea level. Sea level the lowest point on the Gulf coast. The average height in the state is 300 feet (91 m) above sea level.

Most of Mississippi is part of the East Gulf Coastal Plain. Coastal Plain is generally composed of low hills, such as the Pine Hills in the south and the North Central Hills. The Pontotoc Ridge and the Fall Line Hills in the northeast have somewhat higher altitude. Loess Yellow-brown soil found in western countries. Northeast is a region of fertile black earth that extends to the Alabama Black Belt.

The coastline includes large bays at Bay St. Louis, Biloxi and Pascagoula. It is separated from the Gulf of Mexico proper by the shallow Mississippi Sound, which is partly protected by Petit Bois Island, Horn Island, East and West Ship Island, Deer Island, Round Island and Cat Island.

The rest of the country northwest of the Mississippi Delta, part of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. This narrow plain in the south and widens north of Vicksburg. The region has fertile soil, partly composed of mud which has been regularly deposited by the flooding Mississippi River.


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