Facts About Missouri
Facts About Missouri
Missouri is one of the 50 states of the United States of America. It became the 24th state when it entered the Union on August 10, 1821. This state covers an area of 69,709 square miles which makes it the 21st biggest state of the nation. The capital city of Missouri is Jefferson City and its biggest city is Kansas City. Missouri has borders with Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Counties of Missouri: 114 and one populous city
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Missouri County Map:
State Motto: "Salus populi suprema lex esto " - The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law
State Abbreviation: MO
State Name of Residents: Missourians
State Song: Missouri Waltz
State Folk Dance: Square dance
State Nick Name: The Show Me State
State Tree: Flowering dogwood
State Nut Tree: Eastern black walnut tree (Juglans nigra)
State Flower: White hawthorn
State Animal: Missouri mule
State Bird: Bluebird
State Fish: Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)
State Aquatic Animal: Paddlefish; a large, primitive, freshwater cartilaginous fish.
State Insect: Honey bee
State Rock: Mozarkite
State Gem Mineral: Galena (Lead Sulfide)
State Fossil: Crinoid; a sea lily that lived 250 million years ago.
State Musical Instrumment: Fiddle
State Major Rivers: Mississippi River, Missouri River, Osage River
State Major Lakes: Lake of the Ozarks, Table Rock Lake, Clearwater Lake, Lake Wappapello
State Highest Point: Taum Sauk Mountain- 1,772 feet (540 m) above sea level
State Bordering Country: None
State Name Origin: Missouri was named for an Algonquian Indian word that means "river of the big canoes."
State Largest Cities:
* North Kansas City * Kansas City * Saint Louis * Springfield * Independence * East Independence * Columbia * Saint Joseph * Lees Summit * Saint Charles *
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