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Many symbols of Mississippi can be found in our Mississippi coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the Mississippi Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Mississippi OutlineState Name: Mississippi
State Nickname: The Magnolia State
State Capital: Jackson
State Governor: Phil Bryant
State Abbreviation: Miss.
2 letter Postal Code: MS
Area: 47,716 square miles
Date Entered the Union: Dec. 10, 1817
State #: 20
Borders: Arkansas, Tennessee, Pearl River, Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana, Mississippi River
Mississippi flagFlag Meaning: Blue, white and red stripes represent the national colors. The union square sits in the upper left hand corner of the flag. It has 13 stars that represent the original 13 colonies. The flag was adopted in 1894.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 4
State Motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
State Flower: flower or bloom of the magnolia or evergreen magnolia
State Bird: mockingbird
State Song: "Go, Mississippi"
State Tree: magnolia
State Mammal: red fox; white-tailed deer
State Reptile: American Alligator
State Fish: largemouth or black bass
State Butterfly: spicebush swallowtail
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Jackson, Gulfport, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Southhaven, Greenville, Meridian, Tupelo, Olive Branch, Clinton
Famous Residents:
- Jimmy buffett, singer
- Bo Didley, musician
- William Faulkner, writer
- John Grisham, writer
- Jim Henson, puppeteer
- James Earl Jones, actor
- Mary Ann Mobley, actress
- Elvis Presley, singer and actor
- Sela Ward, actress
- Tennessee Williams, playwright
- Oprah Winfrey, talk-show host
- Tammy Wynette, singer
Attractions: World's largest cotton plantation, Civil War Battlefield, Antebellum Homes, First Settlement, Ackia Battleground, Capitols, Churches, Delta and Pine Land Company Plantation, Fort Massachusetts, Vicksburg National Military Park
Agriculture: cattle, chickens (broilers), cotton, corn, dairy products, hay, oats, pecans, soybeans, sweet potatoes, watermelons
Natural Resources: bentonite, petroleum, natural gas, sand, gravel, clay, fish, shrimp, lumber

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