Mississippi: journey to discover the area, what to visit

Holidays in Mississippi, trivia, news geographic, population and what to see in this state in the US that takes its name from the river.

Mississippi Travel Guide

The Mississippi is a state of the United States of America, with the capital city of Jackson, which is bordered to the north by Tennessee, on the south by Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico, to the west by Arkansas and Louisiana, east with Alabama. It takes its name from the river that runs through it and has an area covered by extensive forests.

The geography of the area consists generally plain with numerous forests and the mountain of Woodwall that represents the highest point, with a height of just over half a mile to the sea level, the coastline stretching along the Gulf of Mexico is the lowest point. The surface of the Coastal Plain is largely occupied by low hills while, towards the northeast, there are hills with peaks slightly higher.

What to visit in Mississippi

Along the coastline of alternating wide bays including that of St. Louis, to Biloxi and Pascagoula to. The cultures in Mississippi are very heterogeneous, including farmers with Italian origins, Lebanese, African, Irish and Chinese, with a discreet presence of Native Americans concentrated particularly in the Philadelphia area.

Tourism is very developed, especially for the fame and the interest that arouses the Mississippi River. Jackson, as well as being the capital, is also the largest city in Mississippi, including in the greater Jackson even the suburbs of Counties Hinds, Rankin, Madison, Copiah, and Simpson.

The Mississippi River is the main river but there are also others such as the Big Black River, the Pearl River, the Yazoo, the Pascagoula, and the Tombigbee. Among the lakes stand by extension the Ross Barnell Reservoir, l ‘Arkabutla, the Sardis Lake and Grenada Lake.