Mississippi is a state located in the southern region of the United States. Its abbreviation is MS. Mississippi is known for its rich history and cultural heritage, including its role in the Civil Rights Movement and its contributions to blues music. The state's economy is largely driven by industries such as agriculture, manufacturing, and energy. Some popular attractions in Mississippi include the Natchez Trace Parkway, the Vicksburg National Military Park, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The state capital of Mississippi is Jackson, and its largest city is also Jackson. Mississippi is also home to a number of colleges and universities, including the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University.