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Mississippi – Nature and Attractions of the Region

Mississippi was the twentieth state to enter the United States. The state is symbolized by a large seal depicting a heraldic eagle. In terms of the number of residents in the country, Mississippi ranks 31st.

The city of Jackson is the largest city and the state capital. In Russian it sounds like “Magnolia State”. And this is for a reason, there are a lot of these extraordinarily beautiful trees.

Another name that describes the state is “the Hospitality State,” which is also true, because the locals are kind and hospitable.

Mississippi is located on lands

The Mississippi State is located on land owned by Native American tribes who inhabited the area about 1,000 years ago, before Europeans came here. According to the researches, the level of development of the local tribes was rather high. They were the mound builders, engaged in agriculture, raised livestock. They had a special “Mississippian” culture, based on the construction of structures and cultural buildings on high ground (high mounds cut from above).

The exploration of America was rapid and Mississippi lands were passed from one owner to another. A little about the history of the state:

– In 1540, the conquistadors (conquerors) led by Hernando de Soto were the conquerors of these territories,

-Some time later (in 1682) the state’s lands passed to the French and were named after King Louis of France – Lusiana,

– In 1699 the first French fort was built in the state, named Moorepas; the Bourbon dynasty owned the land for more than 80 years,

– In 1763 the territory was seized by the British, however, not for long,

– Twenty years later (in 1783) the state was conquered by the Spanish,

– In 1817 the state became part of the United States.

Mississippi covers 126,000 square miles and is adjacent to the following states:

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– Lousiana to the southwest,

– Arkansas to the northwest,

– Tennessee to the north.

The southern part of the territory is washed by the Gulf of Mexico. The region’s nature is extraordinarily beautiful, with many picturesque sandy beaches along the coast, and much of the area is covered with forests (both coniferous and deciduous) where national parks are located.


The climate is subtropical

in the summertime high humidity and heat, and winter is relatively warm (temperatures range from +6 degrees in the north and +10 degrees in the south). Snow is very rare, but devastating hurricanes and tornadoes prevail, especially in the south. Foreseeing their occurrence is almost impossible. The state has a population of over 3 million people, mostly concentrated in large cities (e.g., Pascagoula, Hattiesbegg, Jackson, Gulfport, Biloxi).

The majority of the state’s population is white (about 60 percent), with about 37 percent of African-Americans and 3 percent of other groups. The Mississippi leads in the number of black people living there.

The Mississippi River flows across America and into the Gulf of Mexico, and is the longest river in the country and the fourth longest (three thousand nine hundred and fifty kilometers) in the world. The lands along the river’s banks are considered a National Park. The aboriginal inhabitants of the territories (before the discovery of America) called it respectfully, “The Great River. It crosses the United States from north to south, capturing ten states. Interestingly, the river has changed its course several times, and new tributaries have formed. The largest tributary that flows into the Mississippi is the Missouri, and the second longest is the Arkansas. In the spring and summer, there are severe floods. The largest flood in the history of America was recorded in 1927, the flooded area was over 70 thousand kilometers. There are many other rivers flowing into the Mississippi on the U.S. map (for example, the Illinois, Red River, Minnesota, Wisconsin, etc.). Even today, the Mississippi River is a major transportation artery that connects the industrial regions of the country, so it is of particular importance to the local population.

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map of america and mississippi

It must be said that the standard of living in the state is low.

According to statistics nationwide, this region is the poorest. The average annual income of the inhabitants of the territory is about 26 thousand dollars, and the unemployment rate, according to the official data, is 10.9%. Much of the territory is now at the level of the plantation period, and industrialization is only in its infancy.

The population is mostly engaged in agriculture. Here such crops as sugarcane, cotton, corn, rice are grown. Besides, in the state much attention is paid to cultivation of fruit trees, vegetables, grain crops (for example, wheat), soybeans. Fishing is poorly developed (trout and catfish are considered the main fisheries).

In the state capital (the city of Jackson) and other large cities (and there are about ten), there are many attractions. The most famous are:

– National Parks,

– Gulf Coast,

– Vicksberg (national park),

– Old Capitol,

– places associated with military events (the U.S. Civil War),

– Vicksberg War Memorial.

Tourists have the opportunity to use the services of small aircraft (there are 15 airfields in the state, where air tours are organized by airplanes).

Mississippi is home to famous American cultural figures (for example, playwright Williams, Robert Johnson, writer Faulkner, Edvis Presley). The capital each year hosts the International Competition of World Variety Soloists.

There is lots to see for tourists coming to Mississippi, and for gambling lovers, the local casinos, of which there are many on the Gulf Coast, are a great place to visit.

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Wisconsin is the northernmost state in America. On the map, it is on the same latitude as sunny Odessa, but you should consider that because of the influence of the Canadian mountains, it is not as warm and comfortable.

The capital of Wisconsin is Madison, one of the most attractive places to live. It is located on the Yahr River, surrounded by four beautiful lakes. It has a population of about 230,000, and with the suburbs, it has a population of half a million. Madison resembles an ordinary Western European city. Wisconsin was given statehood in 1848, at the same time Madison became its capital. It is a beautiful city with many parks, museums, and cultural centers.

The name of the state is associated with Indian culture, and its main richness is the wildlife. Even from the window of transport you can see its different representatives (deer, squirrels, beavers, various birds, etc.). The clear Lakes of Wisconsin are full of members of the aquatic world. Special log lanes are laid out for visitors, in order to preserve the eco-balance. Here, people enjoy the clean air, drink clean water, and the mass of Russian tourists do not seek here, however, this is also true for other immigrants.

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