Missouri

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Missouri
CountryUnited States
Before statehoodMissouri Territory
Admitted to the UnionAugust 10, 1821 (24th)
Largest cityKansas City
Largest metroGreater St. Louis
Government
 • GovernorMike Parson (R)
 • Lieutenant GovernorMike Kehoe (R)
LegislatureMissouri General Assembly
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. senatorsRoy Blunt (R)
Josh Hawley (R)
U.S. House delegation6 Republicans
2 Democrats (list)
Population
 • Total6,113,532 (2,017 est.)[1]
 • Density87.1/sq mi (33.7/km2)
 • Median household income
$59,196[2]
 • Income rank
22nd
Language
 • Official languageEnglish
 • Spoken language
Trad. abbreviationMo.
Latitude36° 0′ N to 40° 37′ N
Longitude89° 6′ W to 95° 46′ W
Missouri state symbols
Flag of Missouri.svg
Seal of Missouri.svg
Living insignia
AmphibianAmerican bullfrog
BirdEastern bluebird
FishChannel catfish
FlowerWhite hawthorn
GrassBig bluestem
Horse breedMissouri Fox Trotter
InsectWestern honey bee
MammalMissouri Mule
TreeFlowering Dogwood
Inanimate insignia
DanceSquare dance
DinosaurHypsibema missouriensis[3]
FoodDessert: Ice cream
FossilCrinoid
GemstoneBeryl
InstrumentFiddle
MineralGalena
RockMozarkite
SoilMenfro
State route marker
Missouri state route marker
State quarter
Missouri quarter dollar coin
Released in 2003
Lists of United States state symbols

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).

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Missouri: Population estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. July 1, 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  2. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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

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