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Jackson, Mississippi




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Country United States
State Mississippi
County Hinds, Madison, and Rankin
Founded 1822
Government
 • Mayor Charles Tillman
(acting)
Area
 • City 106.8 sq mi (276.7 km2)
 • Land 104.9 sq mi (271.7 km2)
 • Water 1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
Elevation
279 ft (85 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • City 184,256
 • Density 1,757/sq mi (678.2/km2)
 • Metro
529,456

Jackson is the capital city and largest city of the U.S. state of Mississippi.