Mississippi is around the same size as New York.

New York is approximately 122,283 sq km, while Mississippi is approximately 121,489 sq km, making Mississippi 99.35% the size of New York. Meanwhile, the population of New York is ~19.4 million people (16.4 million fewer people live in Mississippi).
This to-scale comparison of New York vs. Mississippi uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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