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Ratification or Admission:  December 10, 1817 (20th)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1890
State Abbreviation:  MS
State Capital:  Jackson
Largest City - Population:  Jackson
Origin of the Name:  From the Chipewa Indian word. Means “Father of/ or Large Waters”. Refers to the Mississippi River.
State Motto:  “Virtute et armis” (By valor and Arms)
State Nickname:  Magnolia State
State Song:  “Go, Mississippi” | Lyrics: & Music: Houston Davis
State Animal:  White-tailed Deer / Red fox
State Bird:  Mockingbird
State Fish:  Largemouth Bass
State Flower:  Magnolia
State Fruit:  Blueberry
State Gemstone:  Opal
State Insect:  Honeybee
State Mineral:  None
State Tree:  Southern Magnolia
State Flag:  It features a white magnolia blossom, is the official state flower, and “In God We Trust” is the official Motto of the United States. The 20 stars signifies Mississippi’s status as the 20th state admitted to the union, and a gold five-point star reflects Mississippi’s indigenous Native American tribes.


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