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Capital City:

Jefferson City

Statehood:

August 10, 1821 (24th)

Population:

5,471,000

Nickname:

Show Me State

Motto:

Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto (The Welfare of the People Shall Be the Supreme Law)

Origin of State Name:

Named after Algonquin Indian term meaning "river of the big canoes."

Counties:

114

Largest Cities:

Kansas City, Saint Louis, Springfield, Independence, Columbia

Border States:

Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee

Land Area:

68,945 sq. mi., 19th largest

Highest Point:

Taum Sauk Mt., 1,772 ft.

Lowest Point:

St. Francis River, 230 ft.

State Bird:

Bluebird

State Flower:

Hawthorn (crataegus)

State Tree:

American Dogwood (cornus florida)

State Song:

Missouri Waltz

State Web Site:

www.state.mo.us


For more websites on Missouri check out Missouri Links.

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