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Biloxi

About Biloxi

44,578 in city
394,375 in metro
120 km² (46 mi²)
6.096 m
Located on the Gulf of Mexico in extreme southern Mississippi, the city of Biloxi has a long and interesting history. The first Europeans to set foot in the area were the French on February 13, 1699. The area would be named Biloxi after the local natives called Biloxis. Between 1720 and 1723, the city would serve as the capitol of the French territories before it was moved to New Orleans. In 1763, Biloxi came under the control of England when France ceded control of all of its territory east of the Mississippi River. The city would then be under Spanish control and a part of the Republic of West Florida before finally coming under the control of the United States in 1811. By 1838, the city would formally incorporate as the city of Biloxi. The city would continue to see growth throughout the century, as it became a popular vacation spot for many wealthy Southerners. During World War II, the United States built Keesler Air Force Base, which became a major training site and helped to diversify the local economy. With the introduction of legalized gaming in 1992, the city was transformed into a leading gaming center of the Southern United States. The millions of annual tourists has resulted in a string of high-rise hotels and condominiums along the city's shoreline.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
98 All Buildings
64
existing
3
planned
22
unbuilt
9
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Beau Rivage Casino Hotel 346 ft 1999
2 Imperial Palace Casino Hotel 335 ft 1997
3 Beau View Towers I 273 ft 2007
4 Baymont Tower 175 ft 2007
5 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Biloxi 142 ft 1961