Where does the Mississippi River start and end?


The Mississippi River starts at Lake Itasca in north central Minnesota and travels 2,350 miles to its endpoint at the Gulf of Mexico. When combined with the Missouri river, it makes up the fourth longest river system in the world after the Nile, Amazon and Yangtze Rivers.

The Mississippi River ranges between 20 feet and 11 miles in width, with both of these extreme points in Minnesota. At the headwaters of the river, the water moves at an average speed of 1.2 miles per hour, although it speeds up to about 3 miles per hour by the time it gets to New Orleans. The surrounding watershed is the world's fourth largest, stretching from the Rocky Mountains to the Allegheny Mountains, including parts or all of two Canadian provinces and 31 states.

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The Mississippi River ends about 100 miles downstream from New Orleans in Louisiana and it there dumps into the Gulf of Mexico. The river starts at Lake Itasca in Clearwater County,
the Mississippi river starts in Minnesota and ends in the gulf of Mexico.
The Mississippi River's length is 2,320 miles from its source in Lake
The Mississippi River begins in Lake Itasca in Minnesota and ends in Southern Louisiana, where it drains into the Gulf of Mexico. It's 2,348 miles long!
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The Mississippi River is the largest river system in North America. About 2,320 miles (3,730 km) long, the river originates at Lake Itasca, Minnesota and terminates at the Gulf of Mexico.
The Mississippi River flows through Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
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The Mississippi River starts from Minnesota and ends in Gulf of Mexico. The source of the Mississippi River is Lake Itasca. It is the second longest River in the ...
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