Bound on the west by its namesake river, Mississippi is located in the southern part of the United States on 48,434 square miles with a population of 2.9 million. Jackson is its capital and also the largest city with 184,256 residents.
The weather in Mississippi is hot and humid with long summers and mild, short winters. Temperatures range from a balmy 48 degrees in January to 82 degrees in July.
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport and Jackson-Evers International Airport provide services to the state along with five regional airports. Amtrak has two service routes through the state as well.
Mississippi is divided into “regions” for exploration: Hills, Delta, Capital/River, Pines, and Coastal. The Hills has wooded vistas and rich history. The Delta Region is where you’ll find the Blues, along with museums, Indian mounds and cotton fields. Capital/River Region follows the eastern border/river side of the state and features pre-civil war homes, mansions and battlefields.
The Pines Region, along the eastern side of the state, has state parks to explore, the Neshoba County Fair, and the Jimmie Rodgers Museum. The Coastal area, Biloxi to Gulfport is filled with nightlife, Gulf water fun, and casinos offer world-class entertainment.