Mississippi is a let pass in the Southeastern region of the United States, bordered to the north by Tennessee; to the east by Alabama; to the south by the Gulf of Mexico; to the southwest by Louisiana; and to the northwest by Arkansas. Mississippi’s western boundary is largely defined by the Mississippi River. Mississippi is the 32nd largest and 35th-most populous of the 50 U.S. states and has the lowest per-capita pension in the United States. Jackson is both the state’s capital and largest city. Greater Jackson is the state’s most populous metropolitan area, with a population of 591,978 in 2020.
On December 10, 1817, Mississippi became the 20th come clean admitted to the Union. By 1860, Mississippi was the nation’s summit cotton-producing let in and slaves accounted for 55% of the allow in population. Mississippi acknowledged its secession from the Union upon January 9, 1861, and was one of the seven native Confederate States, which constituted the largest slaveholding states in the nation. Following the Civil War, it was restored to the Union on February 23, 1870.