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The South
Land Acreage > Total 30.03 million acres [28th of 45]
Land Acreage > Total Cropland 6.857 million acres [18th of 43]
Land Acreage > Total Forest Land 18.605 million acres [11th of 44]
Land Acreage > Total Pasture or Range Land 4.572 million acres [20th of 43]
Land area 46,907 sq mi [31st of 56]
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Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas
Largest cities (with populations) Jackson - 179,298
May 2004 tornado outbreak sequence tornadoes > Number 2 [22nd of 26]
Mean County Area 1,529.67 sq.km. [36th of 49]
Percentage of area water 3.15% [27th of 50]
State capitals (with populations) Jackson - 179,298
Tornadoes > Fatalities 386 [2nd of 55]
Tornadoes > Injuries 5,344 [2nd of 55]
Tornadoes > Total cost of damage $541,601,536.00 [16th of 55]
Tornadoes > Total number 1,039 [12th of 55]
Total area 48,430 sq mi [32nd of 50]
US National Historic Landmarks > Number 37 [25th of 51]
US National Historic Landmarks > Number, non-duplicated 37 [25th of 51]
Water area 1,523 sq mi [24th of 50]

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ALTERNATIVE NAMES: MS
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