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About Biloxi, Mississippi

Biloxi, a city resting in the state of Mississippi, was first inhabited by Native Americans and then ruled after by French colonists, British, and Spanish. It is the co-county seat with the City of Gulfport in the Harrison County. Geographically, its location receives a great amount of rainfall throughout the year. Hurricanes Camille and Katrina passed through the city, leaving traces of damages in infrastructure and a significant decline in population. After it was released from the chains of its colonizers, Biloxi was able to keep up and eventually ended up as a summer resort and vacation spot as it is situated near the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Privileged farmers built summer homes to jumpstart commercial activity. Meanwhile, cottages and hotels found their way into the city in order to give alternatives to those who didn’t have the means to build their own homes. Over the following years, a base was established in the area which attracted many residents, thus making the city a more diverse community. Keesler Air Force Base was very essential in training activities and aircraft maintenance in the military during the World War II. A mini-Las Vegas surfaced in the 1990s when casinos and posh hotels flooded the city. It became a leading gamble center in the South when more casino complexes were established in the area. Some of which are Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Imperial Palace, and Isle of Capri Casino Resort Biloxi. The city is also nicknamed as the Fertile Fisheries Crescent in reference to its sports fishing area in the northern coast of the Gulf.

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Biloxi Facts

  • Population Total: 45670
  • Square Miles: 38.0
  • Area Code: 228
  • Elevation: 20
  • Postal Codes: 39530-39535, 39540, 39532
  • Timezone: North American Central
  • Website: http://www.biloxi.ms.us/