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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 languageEnglish
CapitalJefferson City
Largest cityKansas City
Largest metroSt. Louis
AreaRanked 21st
 • Total69,709 sq mi
(180,693 km2)
 • Width240 miles (385 km)
 • Length300 miles (480 km)
 • % water1.16
 • Latitude36°N to 40°35'N
 • Longitude89°6'W to 95°42'W
PopulationRanked 17th
 • Total5,595,211
 • Density80.27/sq mi  (31/km2)
Ranked 27th
 • Highest pointTaum Sauk Mountain[1]
1,772 ft (540 m)
 • Mean800 ft  (240 m)
 • Lowest pointSaint Francis River[1]
230 ft (70 m)
Admission to UnionAugust 10, 1821 (24th)
GovernorMike Parson (R)
Lieutenant Governor{{{Lieutenant Governor}}}
 • Upper house{{{Upperhouse}}}
 • Lower house{{{Lowerhouse}}}
U.S. SenatorsRoy Blunt (R)
Claire McCaskill (D)
U.S. House delegationList
Time zoneCentral : UTC-6/-5

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