Updated at 2023-05-31
Mississippi is a southeastern state in the United States. The state is named after the Mississippi River, also known as the Father of the Waters, that flows through it. Mississippi means "great river" in the local Native American dialect. It is the 4th longest river in the world, serving as a key waterway between the north and the south and as a key habitat for over half of all North American bird species. The painting in the picture brings feeding birds to life and vividly captures the ecology of the Mississippi River Basin.
Area: 125,546 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 2.7 million
Main industries/features: More than half of Mississippi's area is covered by wild forest. It was the fifth-richest state and the nation's largest cotton producer before the American Civil War.