Mississippi has an area of 125,443 sq km and a population of nearly 3 million people. Its capital city is Jackson.
Mississippi is located in the southernregion of the USA. The state derives its name from the MississippiRiver, which flows along its western boundary. Mississippi is also bordered by Alabama in the east, Tennessee in the north and Louisiana and the GulfofMexico in the south. The terrain of Mississippi is mostly forested, and there are many rivers that flow through the state.