STATE of MISSISSIPPI (MS)
20th Star in U.S. Flag
Area: 46,907 sq. miles 121,489 sq. km.
Statehood: December 10,1817
Nickname: “Magnolia State”
Motto: “Virtute et Armis” (By Valor and Arms)
Name Origin: Native American “the Father of Waters”
State Website: http://www.ms.gov/