Mississippi is a state located in the southern region of the United States. Jackson is the state capital and largest city. Mississippi is the 32nd most extensive and the 32nd most populous of the 50 United States. The state is heavily and beautifully forested outside of the Mississippi Delta area. African Americans are still a majority in many counties of the Mississippi-Yazoo Delta, an area of historic settlement during the plantation era. Since 2011 Mississippi has been ranked as the most religious state in the country.