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State of Missouri
Flag of Missouri State seal of Missouri
Flag of Missouri Seal
Nickname(s): The Show-Me State
Motto(s): Salus populi suprema lex esto
Map of the United States with Missouri highlighted
Official language English
Capital Jefferson City
Largest city Kansas City
Largest metro St. Louis
Area Ranked 21st
 • Total 69,709 sq mi
(180,693 km2)
 • Width 240 miles (385 km)
 • Length 300 miles (480 km)
 • % water 1.16
 • Latitude 36°N to 40°35'N
 • Longitude 89°6'W to 95°42'W
Population Ranked 17th
 • Total 5,595,211
 • Density 80.27/sq mi  (31/km2)
Ranked 27th
 • Highest point Taum Sauk Mountain[1]
1,772 ft (540 m)
 • Mean 800 ft  (240 m)
 • Lowest point Saint Francis River[1]
230 ft (70 m)
Admission to Union August 10, 1821 (24th)
Governor Mike Parson (R)
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U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R)
Claire McCaskill (D)
U.S. House delegation List
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
ISO 3166 US-MO
Abbreviations MO
Website www.mo.gov

Missouri is one of the 50 states in the United States. Its capital is Jefferson City. Its largest cities are Kansas City and Saint Louis. Some other cities are Columbia (which is where the University of Missouri is), and Springfield.

Missouri officially became a state on August 10, 1821.

Missouri's edges touch a total of eight states: Iowa lies to the north; to the east, across the Mississippi River, are Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee; Arkansas lies to the south; and on the west are Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska (Kansas and Nebraska are across the Missouri River).

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". U.S Geological Survey. 29 April 2005. Retrieved 2006-11-6. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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Preceded by
List of U.S. states by date of statehood
Admitted on August 10, 1821 (24th)
Succeeded by

Coordinates: 38°30′N 92°30′W / 38.5°N 92.5°W / 38.5; -92.5