10 Lines on Mississippi River

Mississippi River is the second largest river as well as the chief river of the second largest river drainage system in North American continent. It is one of the longest rivers of the world. The name Mississippi comes from a local American language which means “Big River”.

The Mississippi River drains most of the areas of Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains except in the areas of great mountains and Rio Grande River.

Mississippi River is divided into Upper Mississippi from its starting to Ohio River and the Lower Mississippi River from Ohio River to its last located in New Orleans.

The river also acts as a border to the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kentucky ans other states of North America.

Ten Lines on Mississippi River in English

We have provided ten lines on Mississippi River in English for class 3, class 4, class 5 and class 6. After reading these lines you will know that what is Mississippi River, what is the position of Mississippi River in North America, where is the source of Mississippi River, what is the length and catchment area of Mississippi River, how many states does Mississippi River covers, which tributaries are of Mississippi River, which cities are near Mississippi River etc.

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10 Lines on Mississippi River – Set 1

1) Mississippi is one of the major rivers which flow in United States of America.

2) It is the second largest river in the North American continent.

3) The source of Mississippi River is Lake Itasca which is near to the border of Canada.

4) The Mississippi River flows towards south in the middle region of United States.

5) The river crosses Ohio River and gets drained into Gulf of Mexico in New Orleans.

6) Length of Mississippi River is 3730 km and the catchment area is 1,245,000 square km.

7) With tributaries, Mississippi River covers all the 32 US states and two Canadian provinces.

8) The tributaries of Mississippi River are Minnesota, St. Croix, Wisconsin etc.

9) Cities located on Mississippi River bank are Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri etc.

10) Mark twain’s famous book “Huckleberry Finn” is also based on Mississippi River.


We have provided another set of ten points on Mississippi River for class 9, class 10, class 11, and class 12. After going through these points, you will find that what is the position of Mississippi River in the world, what Mississippi River is called and what is the meaning in local language, what is the total drainage basin of Mississippi River, in how many sections Mississippi River is divided, which cities are nearby the Mississippi River, which book is based on Mississippi River etc.

You can use these lines in your speeches and extempore in the school competitions. These lines will also increase your knowledge on Mississippi River and it will also be very useful in your seminars as well as in your GK quiz competitions.

10 Lines on Mississippi River – Set 2

1) Mississippi River is the second longest and the main river of the second largest drainage system in North American continent, second to Hudson Bay drainage system.

2) The Mississippi River is taken out from the old Ojibwe word ‘misi-ziibi’ which means ‘Great River’.

3) The Mississippi River originates from Lake Itasca which is located in Northern Minnesota and flows south to Mississippi River delta in the Gulf of Mexico.

4) The main stream of Mississippi River is situated entirely in United States with the total drainage basin of 2,980,000 square km where only one percent lies in Canada.

5) The Mississippi River can be divided into three sections viz, the Upper Mississippi, the Middle Mississippi and the Lower Mississippi regions.

6) Mississippi River has the fourth largest drainage basin and it covers more than 3,220,000 square km and gets emptied into the Gulf of Mexico, a part of the Atlantic Ocean.

7) The Mississippi River flows at an annual average rate between 200 to 700 cubic feet/second which is the fifth largest river in the world by the volume.

8) It flows through ten states from Minnesota to Louisiana and it also touches the borders of Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Iowa, Arkansas etc.

9) A big portion of the book “Huckleberry Finn” written by Mark Twain tells the story of Mississippi River, another book “Life on Mississippi” is also based on it.

10) The first bridge built across Mississippi River was in 1855 and the first rail-road bridge was built in 1856 extending to rock arsenal islands to Illinois.

Approximately 375 species of fishes are known which belongs to Mississippi River basin due to its size and high species variety. The Mississippi River basin is often classified into two categories. The Upper Mississippi River is a habitat of 120 species of fish alone. In 1815 the America retained its control over Mississippi by getting a decisive victory over the Britishers in the battle of New Orleans, which was a part of the war of 1812.