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Capital - Jackson
Nickname. Magnolia State.
Motto. Virtute et Armis (By Valor and Arms).

Population ( 2010 census ) 2,967,297 -- rank, 31st state. Urban, 47.3%; rural, 52.7%. Persons per square mile, 54.8 (persons per square kilometer, 21.1) -- rank, 31st state.

Extent. Area, 47,689 square miles (123,514 square kilometers), including 456 square miles (1,181 square kilometers) of water surface (32nd state in size).

Elevation. Highest, Woodall Mountain, 806 feet (246 meters), near Iuka; lowest, sea level; average, 300 feet (91 meters).

Geographic Center. 9 miles (14 kilometers) northwest of Carthage.

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