Mississippi is a state located in the Deep South of the United States. Jackson is the state capital and largest city. The state's name comes from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western boundary, and takes its name from the Ojibwe word misi-ziibi ("Great River").
The state is heavily forested outside of the Delta area. Its catfish aquaculture farms produce the majority of this type consumed in the United States. The state symbol is the magnolia. [source]