Leland is a city in Washington County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 4,790 at the 2008 census.
The town is located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta on the banks of Deer Creek, which is decorated each Christmas season with floats that bring visitors from afar to view the colorful displays.
Farming is the basis of the local economy, and Mississippi State University and the federal government maintain a huge agriculture research station at Stoneville, Mississippi on Leland's outskirts. Cotton, soybeans and catfish are the leading crops.