The maps above show those tributaries and the vast length of the river. Substantial parts of both minnesota and louisiana are on either side of the river although the mississippi defines part of the boundary of each of these states.
Map of mississippi river map of mississippi river.
Map of mississippi river states. States and two provinces in canada. Mississippi river has many tributaries which help in the drainage to all the 31 us states and as well as two canadian provinces which are between rocky and appalachian mountains and the mississippi river is the 15 th largest and 4 th longest river in the world. Mississippi is home to 17 universities and many fine colleges.
Wisconsin iowa illinois kentucky missouri tennessee arkansas mississippi and finally slices through louisiana and emptying into the gulf of mexico. Use this interactive map to plan your own trip along america s greatest national scenic byway. The mississippi river is the largest drainage basin in the united states.
The river flows through 10 states including minnesota louisiana tennessee missouri mississippi and arkansas. America s first parent teachers association pta was formed in mississippi. The great river road runs for 3 000 miles along both banks of the mississippi river connecting travelers with hundreds of communities natural areas and attractions.
Mississippi river the longest river of north america draining with its major tributaries an area of approximately 1 2 million square miles or about one eighth of the entire continent. The mississippi river is the second longest river in the united states and fourth longest in the world. Mississippi s official state bird is the mockingbird.
The river passes through various states of united states which are minnesota wisconsin iowa illinois missouri kentucky tennessee arkansas mississippi and louisiana. The source of the mississippi river is believed to be lake itasca in minnesota and its mouth the gulf of mexico. With its tributaries the mississippi river drains all or part of 31 u s.
The mississippi river is approximately 2 300 miles in length and it flows throw the central region of the united states. The river is about 2 320 miles 3 734 km long and its drainage basin covers an area of 1 151 000 square miles 2 981 076 sq km. Zoom in to the section of the great river road you are interested in to.
At its source at lake itasca the width of this river can vary from 20 to 30 feet. Mississippi is divided into three geographical regions. The maps above show how the mississippi follows begins in minnesota then continues almost directly south meeting the states of.
In the united states the mississippi drains about fifty nine percent of the country s rivers. North central and southern. Mississippi s official state tree is also the magnolia.
A map of temples of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints in the lower mississippi river states region. The ohio and missouri rivers are two of its tributaries. The mississippi river runs through or along 10 states from minnesota to louisiana and is used to define portions of these states borders with wisconsin illinois kentucky tennessee and mississippi along the east side of the river and iowa missouri and arkansas along its west side.
The mississippi river system also referred to as the western rivers is a mostly riverine network of the united states which includes the mississippi river and connecting waterways.