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    Mississippi is the state situated in Deep South of US. Jackson is a state capital and the biggest city. The state's name emerges from Mississippi River which flows down its western border, as well as takes its name from Ojibwe ("Great River"). The state is greatly forested outside the Mississippi Delta region. Its cat fish aquaculture ranches create the bulk of the farm-raised cat fish consumed in US. The state sign is magnolia.


    Mississippi is surrounded on north by Tennessee, on east by Alabama, on south by Louisiana plus a narrow coast on Gulf of Mexico, as well as on west, across Mississippi River, by Arkansas and Louisiana. Main rivers in Mississippi, aside from its namesake, comprise Big Black River, Pearl River, Yazoo, Pascagoula, and Tombigbee. Major lakes comprise Ross Barnett Reservoir, Sardis Lake, Arkabutla Lake and Grenada Lake.


    The state of the Mississippi is completely collected of lowlands, the uppermost point being the Woodall Mountain, in foothills of Cumberland Mountains, just 806 feet (246 m) above the sea level. The minimum point is the sea level at Gulf coast. The mean height in state is about 300 feet (91 m) above the sea level. The majority of Mississippi is a part of East Gulf Coastal Plain. Coastal Plain is usually collected of low hills, like the Pine Hills in south and North Central Hills. Pontotoc Ridge as well as Fall Line Hills at northeast has rather high elevations. Yellow-brown soil is discovered in western parts of state. The north east is an area of fertile black earth which extends into Alabama Black Belt.


    The coastline comprises large bays at the Bay St. Louis, Pascagoula and Biloxi. It is alienated from Gulf of Mexico appropriate by shallow Mississippi Sound that is partly sheltered by Horn Island, Petit Bois Island, and East along with West Ship Islands, Round Island, Deer Island and Cat Island. The northwest remains of state are prepared of a segment of Mississippi Alluvial Plain, also recognized as Mississippi Delta. Mississippi Alluvial Plain is thin in south and broadens north of the Vicksburg. The area has prosperous soil, partially prepared of silt that had been frequently deposited by floodwaters of Mississippi River.


    Mississippi has the humid subtropical weather along with long and short summers, mild winters. Temperatures average approximately 85°F (about 28°C) in July as well as about 48 °F (around 9 °C) in January. The temperature differs little statewide in summer, however in winter the area near Mississippi Sound is considerably warmer than inland portion of the state. The recorded hotness in Mississippi is ranged from -19 °F (-28.3 °C), in the year 1966, at Corinth in northeast, to 115 °F (46.1 °C), in the ear 1930, at Holly Springs in north. Yearly precipitation usually augments from north to south, with regions closer to Gulf being the dampest. Therefore, Clarksdale, in northwest, gets around 50 inches (about 1,270 mm) of rain yearly and Biloxi, in south, around 61 inches (about 1,550 mm). Small amounts of snow fall in the northern as well as central Mississippi, though snow is not unheard of about southern part of state.