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Science In Your Backyard: Mississippi


  • Mississippi Water Science Center
    308 South Airport Road
    Jackson, MS 39208-6649
    Phone: (601) 933-2900
    Fax: (601) 933-2901
    Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time

  • National Spatial Data Infrastructure Partnership Office (Liason for: AL, FL, GA, MS, PR, VI, Gulf Coast)

    U.S. Geological Survey
    Florida Mapping Partnership Office
    2010 Levy Avenue
    Tallahassee, FL 32310
    Phone: (601) 933-2950

  • USGS Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

    Mail Stop 9691
    Mississippi State University
    Mississippi State, MS 39762
    Phone: 662-325-2643
    Fax: 662-325-8726

News Releases of Interest for Mississippi:

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Mississippi Real-Time Information:

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Mississippi State Facts

Image of Mississippi with a star pinpointing the location of the capital.
Locations on image are approximate

Capital: Jackson(Star shaped icon located on map pinpointing capital.)
Land Area: 46,907 sq. miles
(source: 2010 Census)
Population: 2,967,297
(source: 2010 Census estimate)
Highest Point:
Woodall Mtn. at 806 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Tishomingo
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Lowest Point:
Gulf of Mexico at Sea Level
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Geographic Center:
Located in Leake County approx. 9 miles west-northwest of Carthage
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)


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