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Use: Civil and state flag
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: April 23, 1894; 125 years ago
Design: Three horizontal stripes of blue, white, and red. The canton is square, spans two stripes, consists of a red background with a blue saltire, bordered with white, and emblazoned with thirteen five-pointed stars
The flag of the state of Mississippi was first adopted by the U.S. state of Mississippi in April 1894, replacing the unofficial flag that had been adopted in 1861 when Mississippi was a Confederate state. The flag was repealed in 1906 but remained in de facto use. When a referendum failed for a new design in April 2001, the state legislature voted to readopt the historic design that same month. Since Georgia adopted a new state flag in 2003, the Mississippi flag is the only U.S. state flag to include the Confederate battle flag's saltire.

In 2001 a survey conducted by the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) placed Mississippi's flag 22nd in design quality of the 72 Canadian provincial, U.S. state, and U.S. territorial flags ranked.

State of Mississippi
Flag of Mississippi State seal of Mississippi
Flag Seal
"The Magnolia State", "The Hospitality State"
Motto(s): Virtute et Armis
State song(s): "Go, Mississippi"
Map of the United States with Mississippi highlighted
Official language English
Demonym Mississippian
(and largest city)
Largest metro Greater Jackson
Area Ranked 32nd
• Total 48,430 sq mi
(125,443 km2)
• Width 170 miles (275 km)
• Length 340 miles (545 km)
• % water 3%
• Latitude 30° 12′ N to 35° N
• Longitude 88° 06′ W to 91° 39′ W
Population Ranked 34th
• Total 2,986,530 (2018)
• Density 63.5/sq mi (24.5/km2)
Ranked 32nd
• Median household income $40,037 (51st)
• Highest point Woodall Mountain
807 ft (246.0 m)
• Mean 300 ft (90 m)
• Lowest point Gulf of Mexico
Sea level
Before statehood Mississippi Territory
Admitted to the Union December 10, 1817 (20th)
Governor Phil Bryant (R)
Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves (R)
Legislature Mississippi Legislature
• Upper house State Senate
• Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R)
Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)
U.S. House delegation 1: Trent Kelly (R)
2: Bennie Thompson (D)
3: Michael Guest (R)
4: Steven Palazzo (R) (list)
Time zone Central: UTC −6/−5
ISO 3166 US-MS
Abbreviations MS, Miss.
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Categories: Flag controversies in the United States,United States state flags,Symbols of Mississippi,Mississippi,1817 establishments in the United States,Former British colonies and protectorates in the Americas,Former French colonies,Southern United States,States and territories established in 1817,States of the Confederate States,States of the Gulf Coast of the United States,States of the United States

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