Missouri (/məˈzʊəri/, /məˈzʊərə/,[5] /məˈzɜːri/, or /məˈzɜːrə/,[6] amang ithers[7]) (elk-name The Show Me State) is a U.S. state locatit in the Midwastren Unitit States.[8] Missouri is the 21st maist extensive an the 18t maist populous o the 50 Unitit States. Missouri comprises 114 coonties an the unthirlt ceety o St. Louis.

State of Missouri
Banner o Missouri State seal o Missouri
Banner Seal
Nickname(s): The Show Me State
Motto(s): Salus populi suprema lex esto (Laitin)
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Missouri heichlichtit
Offeecial leidNane
CaipitalJefferson City
Lairgest ceetyKansas City
Lairgest metroGreater St Louis Aurie[1]
AurieRanked 21st
 • Tot69,704 sq mi
(180,533 km2)
 • Width240 miles (385 km)
 • Lenth300 miles (480 km)
 • % watter1.17
 • Latitude36° N tae 40° 37′ N
 • Longitude89° 6′ W tae 95° 46′ W
PopulationRanked 18t
 • Tot6,010,688 (2011 est) [2]
 • Density87.1/sq mi  (33.7/km2)
Ranked 30t
 • Median hoosehauld income$46,867 (35t)
 • Heichest pyntTaum Sauk Mountain[3][4]
1,772 ft (540 m)
 • Mean800 ft  (240 m)
 • Lawest pyntSaint Francis River at soothren Arkansas border[3][4]
230 ft (70 m)
Afore statehuidMissouri Territory
Admission to Union10 August 1821 (24t)
GovrenorEric Greitens (R)
Lieutenant GovernorMike Parson (R)
LegislaturGeneral Assembly
 • Upper hooseSenate
 • Lawer hooseHoose o Representatives
U.S. SenatorsClaire McCaskill (D)
Roy Blunt (R)
U.S. Hoose delegation6 Republicans, 3 Democrats (leet)
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5


  1. "U.S. Census 2000 Metropolitan Area Rankings; ranked by population". Retrieved 2010-07-31.
  2. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" (CSV). U.S. Census Bureau. December 24, 2015. Retrieved December 24, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  5. Oxford English Dictionary
  6. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/missouri
  7. Lance, Donald M. (Fall 2003). "The Pronunciation of Missouri: Variation and Change in American English". American Speech. 78 (3): 255–284. doi:10.1215/00031283-78-3-255.
  8. http://www.census.gov/const/regionmap.pdf

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