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Jackson, Mississippi
State caipital
City of Jackson
Images tap, left tae richt: Mississippi State Capitol, Old Mississippi State Capitol, Lamar Life Building, Mississippi Governor's Mansion
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Nickname(s): "Crossroads of the South"
Motto(s): "City with Soul"
Locatit primarily in Hinds Coonty, Mississippi
Locatit primarily in Hinds Coonty, Mississippi
Kintra  Unitit States o Americae
State  Mississippi
Coonties Hinds, Madison, Rankin
Incorporation 1821
Named for Andrew Jackson
Govrenment
 • Teep Strang Mayor-Cooncil
 • Mayor Tony Yarber (D)
 • Ceety cooncil
 • Chief o Polis Lee Vance (interim)
Area
 • State caipital 276.7 km2 (106.8 sq mi)
 • Laund 271.7 km2 (104.9 sq mi)
 • Watter 5.0 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Elevation 85 m (279 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • State caipital 173,514
 • Estimate (2013)[2] 172,638
 • Rank US: 138t
 • Urban 351,478 (US: 107t)
 • Metro 576,382 (US: 93rd)
Demonym(s) Jacksonian
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Simmer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 39200-39299
Aurie code(s) 601, 769
FIPS code 28-36000
GNIS featur ID 0711543[3]
Wabsteid City of Jackson
For additional city data see City-Data

Jackson is the caipital o an the lairgest ceety in the U.S. state o Mississippi. It is locatit primarily in Hinds Coonty, servin as ane o twa coonty seats thare; segments o the ceety owerlap Madison Coonty an Rankin Coonty. Jackson is on the Pearl River, which drains intae the Gulf o Mexico, an it is pairt o the Jackson Prairie region o the state.[4][5] The ceety is namit after General Andrew Jackson, who wis honored for his role in the Battle o New Orleans durin the Weir o 1812 an later servit as U.S. Preses.

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  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-09-10. 
  2. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-09-10. 
  3. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. Lowe, E.N. (1915). "Mississippi, its geology, geography, soils and mineral resources". Mississippi Geological Survey Bulletin 12. Jackson: Tucker Printing House. p. 28.
  5. Moore, William H. (1965). "Hinds County Geology and Mineral Resources". Bulletin 105 Mississippi Geological, Economic and Topographical Survey. Jackson: Tucker Printing House. p. 33

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