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City of Meridian
Nickname(s): 
Location of Meridian in Lauderdale County
Location of Meridian in Lauderdale County
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyLauderdale
Founded1854
Incorporated1860
Government
 • MayorJohn Robert Smith
Area
 • Total45.9 sq mi (118.8 km2)
 • Land45.1 sq mi (116.9 km2)
 • Water0.8 sq mi (1.9 km2)
Elevation
344 ft (105 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total39,968
 • Density153.1/sq mi (396.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code28-46640
GNIS feature ID0673491
Websitewww.meridianms.org

Meridian is the county seat of Lauderdale County in Mississippi, a state of the United States of America. Meridian is the fifth largest city in Mississippi and the principal city of the Meridian, Mississippi Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 39,968 at the 2000 census. The current population is larger than in the 2000 census. A recent annexation, in addition to seeing many displaced coastal residents after Hurricane Katrina (many of them have made Meridian their permanent residence), have put the population over 40,000.

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