The state of Mississippi is located in the Southern United States. Jackson is the state capital and largest city.
The name of the state derives from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western boundary,
which namesake is from the Ojibwe word misi-ziibi ("Great River").
The state is heavily forested outside of the Mississippi Delta area, and its catfish aquaculture farms produce the majority of farm-raised catfish consumed
in the United States. The state symbol is the magnolia grandiflora tree.