Mississippi, one of the Southern states of the United States. It is bounded on the north by Tennessee, on the east by Alabama, on the south by the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana, and on the west by Louisiana and Arkansas. The western boundary follows roughly the course of the Mississippi River.
Mississippi ranks 32nd among states with an area of 48,434 square miles (125,443 km 2). There are 44 miles (71 km) of general coastline along the Gulf Coast; counting all bays and inlets, the coastline is 359 miles (578 km) long.Mississippi's state bird is the mockingbird.