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The capital of Mississippi is Jackson.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Mississippi: MS
For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "MISS" as the abbreviation for Mississippi. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "MS" the official abbreviation.
Typical abbreviation for Mississippi: Miss.
The pronunciation of Mississippi:
When the people of Mississippi refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The state of Mississippi is in the Central Time (CST/CDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Nickname for Mississippi: "The Magnolia State"
State Motto: "Virtute Et Armis" (By valor and arms)
State Bird: Mockingbird (mimus polyglottos)
State Tree: Southern Magnolia (magnolia grandiflora)
State Flower: Southern Magnolia (magnolia grandiflora)
State Song: "Go Mississippi"
Statehood: Mississippi became the 20th state on Dec 10, 1817. It was the 2nd state to secede from the Union (on Jan 9, 1861) and following the Civil War, it was the 9th Confederate state to be re-admitted (on Feb 23, 1870).
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